There are 12 ways to get from Princeton to Richmond by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...

$92 - $244

Cheapest option

Train, bus Megabus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton to 30th Street Station Trenton Line
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA

$32 - $58

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Train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Northeast Regional

$86 - $214

Train via Washington Union Station  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Northeast Regional

$158 - $393

Bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC New York - Washington, DC Route / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...

$44 - $87

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Richmond 291.7 miles

$28 - $45

Train to Newark, fly to Richmond  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Richmond (RIC) EWR - RIC

$124 - $370

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Richmond  •  5 h 52 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 Richmond (RIC) PHL - RIC

$201 - $473

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

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Richmond (RIC) LGA - RIC

$128 - $430

Train to New York JFK, fly to Richmond  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Richmond (RIC) JFK - RIC

$130 - $439

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va

$236 - $905

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Newport News, bus, train  •  7 h 45 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 Newport News (PHF) PHL - PHF
  4. Take the bus from Warwick Blvd + Elmhurst St to Wmbg Transp Center
  5. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak

$259 - $1,135

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Richmond is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Richmond is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Richmond, Va via New Brunswick, NJ and Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at Richmond Main Street Amtrak via Princeton Junction Amtrak and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Richmond is 246 miles. The road distance is 291.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Richmond without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 8 min and costs $90 - $250.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Princeton to Richmond, including transfers.

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

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Princeton to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Princeton Junction Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Richmond is to train which takes 7 h 17 min and costs $85 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Richmond Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 24 min.

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Princeton to Richmond bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Richmond, Va station.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 246.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Princeton to Richmond twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $210 and the journey takes 5 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to Richmond via New Brunswick Downtown, New Brunswick, NJ, Washington, DC, and Washington, Dc in around 7 h 51 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Newark to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Richmond via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center 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
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $140
Business Seat
$130 - $210
Train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
Bus operators
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
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
WATA
Phone
+1 757-220-5493
Website
gowata.org
Bus from Warwick Blvd + Elmhurst St to Wmbg Transp Center
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gowata.org

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