There are 4 ways to get from Princeton to New Canaan by train, bus or car

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Train via New York Penn Station  •  3 h 57 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 Stamford Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$71 - $192

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Bus  •  4 h 38 min

  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 Stamford, Ct 3464 / ...

$22 - $62

2 alternative options

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Stamford Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...

$75 - $208

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to New Canaan 95.7 miles

$9 - $14

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton to New Canaan. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at New Canaan via Princeton Jct., New York Penn Station and Stamford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between Princeton and New Canaan is 83 miles. The road distance is 95.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to New Canaan without a car is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Princeton to New Canaan, including transfers.

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Princeton to New Canaan train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Princeton Jct. station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to New Canaan is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 38 min.

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Princeton to New Canaan train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Stamford Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to New Canaan is 96 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Princeton to New Canaan.

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There are 53+ hotels available in New Canaan. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 82.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and New Canaan, CT, USA?

You can take a train from Princeton to New Canaan via Princeton Jct., New York Penn Station, Stamford Amtrak, and Stamford in around 3 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to New Canaan via New York Port Authority, New York, Ny, Stamford, Ct, and Stamford in around 4 h 38 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 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Stamford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.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 New York, Ny to Stamford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24

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