There are 9 ways to get from Princeton to Duke University by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Trenton-Mercer, line 700 bus, line 6 bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) TTN - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to Duke St at Jackson St
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Chapel Hill St at Gregson St to Flowers Dr at Duke Garden

$134 - $285

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton to 30th Street Station
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
  3. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$49 - $81

7 alternative options

Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) EWR - RDU

$109 - $407

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly, line 700 bus  •  6 h 26 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 Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PHL - RDU
  4. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to Duke St at Jackson St

$96 - $520

Train to New York La Guardia, fly  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) LGA - RDU

$98 - $357

Train, train to New York JFK, fly, line 700 bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) JFK - RDU
  4. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to Duke St at Jackson St

$110 - $406

Train  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Durham Amtrak Carolinian

$78 - $217

Bus  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc

$69 - $145

Drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Duke University 446.4 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Duke University is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Duke University is to fly and line 700 bus and line 6 bus which costs $130 - $290 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Duke University. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Flowers Dr at Duke Garden via New Brunswick, NJ, Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va and GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 14 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Duke University is 382 miles. The road distance is 446.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Duke University without a car is to train which takes 11 h 27 min and costs $75 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Princeton to Duke University, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Princeton to Duke University is to train which takes 11 h 27 min and costs $75 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $150 and takes 12 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Duke University.
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  • Distance: 382 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Duke University, NC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Princeton to Duke University once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to Duke University via New Brunswick Downtown, New Brunswick, NJ, Washington, DC, Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va, Durham, Nc, GoDurham Station, and Flowers Dr at Duke Garden in around 12 h 14 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center 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
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to Duke St at Jackson St
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Bus from Chapel Hill St at Gregson St to Flowers Dr at Duke Garden
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
ourbus.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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Durham, NC
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com

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