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

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Train via S Clinton Ave At Barlow St  •  4h 10m

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

$34 - $120

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Princeton, NJ to Washington, DC Princeton, NJ - Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia, PA - Baltimore - White Marsh, MD - Washington, DC / ...

$23 - $39

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Train  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Princeton Junction Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...

$40 - $117

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Princeton to Bethesda 184.5 miles

$18 - $27

Train, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 24m

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

$121 - $507

Train, fly to Washington Dulles  •  5h 13m

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

$144 - $455

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Bethesda is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Bethesda is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton to Bethesda station. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at BETHESDA station via Princeton Junction Amtrak Station and UNION STATION station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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The distance between Princeton and Bethesda is 162 miles. The road distance is 184.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Bethesda without a car is to train via S Clinton Ave At Barlow St which takes 4h 10m and costs $30 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Princeton to Bethesda, including transfers.

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Princeton to Bethesda train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Princeton Junction Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Bethesda is to train via S Clinton Ave At Barlow St which takes 4h 10m and costs $30 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $40 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

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Princeton to Bethesda train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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  • Distance: 161.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Amtrak also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Princeton, NJ to Washington, DC twice a week. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $110
Business Class Seat
$85 - $160
Train from Princeton Junction Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $110
Business Class Seat
$85 - $160
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 Trenton Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Princeton Junction Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Princeton, NJ to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Bethesda is 185 miles. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Princeton to Bethesda.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 652+ hotels available in Bethesda. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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