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There are 6 ways to get from Princeton to Amherst by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Springfield, Ma 2008 / ...

$33 - $85

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Train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from New Brunswick Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$96 - $233

Train via New Haven Union Station  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Springfield Amtrak Station Shuttle / ...

$110 - $265

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Amherst 215.2 miles

$21 - $35

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Hartford, train, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Hartford (BDL) PHL - BDL
  4. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
  5. Take the bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA

$221 - $581

Bus to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston, bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS
  3. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Springfield

$93 - $331

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Amherst is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Amherst is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Amherst. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Amherst, MA via New York, Ny and Springfield, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 38 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Amherst is 179 miles. The road distance is 215.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Amherst without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 38 min and costs $30 - $85.

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It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from Princeton to Amherst, including transfers.

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Princeton to Amherst bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Amherst is to bus which takes 7 h 38 min and costs $30 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $240 and takes 8 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Hartford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Princeton to Amherst bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Springfield, Ma station.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Amherst.
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  • Distance: 179.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 38 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Amherst, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Princeton to Amherst via New York Port Authority, New York, Ny, and Springfield, MA in around 7 h 38 min. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Princeton to Amherst 5 times a week. Tickets cost $75 - $200 and the journey takes 4 h 36 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Brunswick Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven Union Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Hartford Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Springfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Amherst is 215 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to drive from Princeton to Amherst.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Hartford Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Amherst. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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