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There are 3 ways to get from Princeton to Columbia University by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor / ...

$28 - $202

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT

$10 - $27

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Columbia University 56.4 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Columbia University is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Columbia University is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Columbia University is 49 miles. The road distance is 56.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Columbia University without a car is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $27 - $210.

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Princeton to Columbia University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Columbia University is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $27 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $10 - $27 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Columbia University is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from Princeton to Columbia University.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Columbia University.
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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Columbia University, NY, USA?

NJ Transit operates a train from Princeton to Columbia University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Coach USA operates a bus from Princeton to Columbia University hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Megabus also services this route every 3 hours.

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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
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
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 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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megabus.com

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