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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...

$82 - $242

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 8Th St 409
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...

$27 - $67

7 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Bethesda 184.4 miles

$18 - $27

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$127 - $516

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA
  4. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

$81 - $466

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD
  3. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  4. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

$123 - $393

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$92 - $347

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to S Clinton Ave At Barlow St
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$194 - $489

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to S Clinton Ave At Barlow St
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  4. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  5. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

$220 - $866

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Bethesda is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Bethesda is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Bethesda is 162 miles. The road distance is 184.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Princeton to Bethesda, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Bethesda.
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  • Distance: 161.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Bethesda, MD, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Princeton to Bethesda hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to Bethesda via W State St At S Warren St, S Warren St At W State St, Market St At 8Th St, Philadelphia, Pa, Washington, Dc, and UNION STATION station in around 7 h 53 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Hartford
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 8Th St
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to S Clinton Ave At Barlow St
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Greyhound USA
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 Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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