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There are 8 ways to get from Princeton to Boston by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station Acela Express / ...

$70 - $359

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny / ...

$28 - $89

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Bus Megabus  •  7 h

  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 Boston, MA

$31 - $62

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Boston 262.2 miles

$25 - $40

Bus to New York La Guardia, fly  •  4 h 36 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

$69 - $280

Bus, train, train to New York JFK, fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New Brunswick Downtown
  2. Take the train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  4. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$85 - $494

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly  •  4 h 39 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 Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS

$117 - $347

Line 606 bus, train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 51 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 Newark Liberty International Airport
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$73 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Boston is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Boston is to bus and fly which costs $65 - $280 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Boston, MA - South Station via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 36 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Boston is 234 miles. The road distance is 262.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Boston without a car is to train which takes 6 h 5 min and costs $70 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Princeton to Boston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Princeton to Boston is to train which takes 6 h 5 min and costs $70 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $90 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 4 min.

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Princeton to Boston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Boston.
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  • Distance: 234 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Princeton to Boston via Princeton Jct. and New York Penn Station in around 6 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to Boston via New York Port Authority and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 6 h 36 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
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
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New Brunswick to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Princeton Junction Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
Train from New Brunswick Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$15 - $30
Business Seat
$23 - $40
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
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 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
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $24
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New Brunswick Downtown
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
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
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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 Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Boston is 262 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Princeton to Boston.

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JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 774+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $111 USD per night.

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