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

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$42 - $89

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Train, bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Utica Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Utica to Cooperstown

$93 - $384

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Cooperstown 250.4 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Cooperstown is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Cooperstown is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Cooperstown. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Cooperstown via New York, Port Authority. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Cooperstown is 164 miles. The road distance is 250.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Cooperstown without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 25 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 8 h 25 min to get from Princeton to Cooperstown, including transfers.

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

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Princeton to Cooperstown bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Cooperstown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Cooperstown is 250 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Princeton to Cooperstown.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Cooperstown. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 164 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Princeton to Cooperstown via New York Port Authority and New York, Port Authority in around 8 h 25 min.

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
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 New York Penn Station to Utica Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Utica
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $65
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
Business
$100 - $150
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
Book at
megabus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, Port Authority to Cooperstown
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Utica to Cooperstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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