There are 9 ways to get from Princeton to Amherst by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 17 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 via New Haven Union Station  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Haven Union Station
  3. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Springfield Amtrak

$116 - $279

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  8 h 11 min

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

$96 - $233

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Amherst 215.2 miles

$21 - $35

Train to Newark, fly to Hartford, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Hartford (BDL) EWR - BDL
  3. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Springfield, Ma
  4. Take the bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA

$172 - $408

Train to Newark, fly to Boston, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS
  3. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma

$104 - $365

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

  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 Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Hartford (BDL) PHL - BDL
  4. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Springfield, Ma
  5. Take the bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA

$209 - $561

Train to Newark, fly to Albany, bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  3. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma

$228 - $471

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Worcester, bus  •  8 h 3 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 Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Worcester (ORH) PHL - ORH
  4. Take the bus from Worcester, Ma to Springfield, Ma
  5. Take the bus from Springfield, MA to Amherst, MA

$182 - $846

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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 17 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 17 min and costs $30 - $85.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 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 17 min and costs $30 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $280 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Hartford Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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

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  • Distance: 179.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 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, Springfield, Ma, and Springfield, MA in around 7 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Princeton to Amherst via Princeton Jct., New York Penn Station, New Haven Union Station, Springfield Amtrak, and Springfield, MA in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Worcester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven Union Station to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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 Transit Center 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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Brunswick Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
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
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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megabus.com
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.

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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Hartford, Ct to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
Bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Worcester, Ma to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
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 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Worcester to Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $27
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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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Hartford Airport.

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