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There are 7 ways to get from Princeton to Charlottesville by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  6 h 57 min

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

$106 - $274

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Bus OurBus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC New Jersey - Washington, DC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Charlottesville 7492 / ...

$41 - $87

5 alternative options

Bus via Philadelphia, Pa  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 11Th St 409
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Charlottesville, Va

$43 - $108

Drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Charlottesville 301 miles

$29 - $45

Bus to New York La Guardia, fly to Charlottesville  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Charlottesville (CHO) LGA - CHO

$192 - $564

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Charlottesville  •  4 h 36 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 Charlottesville (CHO) PHL - CHO

$240 - $521

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles, shuttle  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Charlottesville is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Charlottesville is to line 606 bus and train and fly which costs $240 - $550 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Charlottesville. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Charlottesville via New Brunswick, NJ and Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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The distance between Princeton and Charlottesville is 261 miles. The road distance is 301 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Charlottesville without a car is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Princeton to Charlottesville, including transfers.

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Princeton to Charlottesville bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from New Brunswick, NJ station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Charlottesville is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs $100 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 9 h.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 26 min.

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Princeton to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Charlottesville station.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Charlottesville.
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  • Distance: 261.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Charlottesville, VA, USA?

You can take a train from Princeton to Charlottesville via Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal, Trenton Amtrak Station, and Washington Union Station in around 6 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to Charlottesville via New Brunswick Downtown, New Brunswick, NJ, Washington, DC, and Washington in around 9 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
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 Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
ourbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Book at
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Washington D.C. to Charlottesville, VA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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.

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 Washington, Dc to Amtrak Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Washington, Dc to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 11Th St
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
AC Airport Cab & Wahoo Cab
Phone
+1 (434) 981-0585
Website
visitcharlottesville.org
Shuttle from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
visitcharlottesville.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Charlottesville is 301 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to drive from Princeton to Charlottesville.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Charlottesville Airport.

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