There are 4 ways to get from Princeton to Rutgers University by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton to Princeton Jct. Princeton Shuttle
  2. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New Brunswick Northeast Corridor / ...

$7 - $38

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Bus  •  51 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New Brunswick Downtown 100-To PABT

$12 - $17

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Princeton to Rutgers University 16.4 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Rutgers University 16.4 miles

$1 - $3

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at New Brunswick Downtown. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton to Rutgers University. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at New Brunswick via Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Rutgers University is 15 miles. The road distance is 16.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Rutgers University without a car is to train which takes 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 45 min to get from Princeton to Rutgers University, including transfers.

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

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Princeton to Rutgers University train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Princeton station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Rutgers University is to train which takes 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 51 min.

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Princeton to Rutgers University bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at New Brunswick Downtown station.

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Princeton to Rutgers University train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New Brunswick station.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Rutgers University.
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  • Distance: 15.5 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

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

You can take a train from Princeton to Rutgers University via Princeton Jct. and New Brunswick in around 45 min. Alternatively, Coach USA operates a bus from Princeton to Rutgers University hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 45 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New Brunswick
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
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 Princeton Junction Amtrak to New Brunswick Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Princeton to Rutgers University
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Trenton Star Cab
Phone
+1 609-943-8250
Website
trentonstarcab.com
Brothers Taxi
Phone
+1 609-695-0234
Website
brotherstaxi.com
Yellow Cab Trenton
Phone
+1 609-396-8181
Website
yellowcabtrenton.com
Five Star Taxi
Phone
+1 732-339-3046
Edison Taxi
Phone
+1 732-201-5555
Website
edisontaxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Rutgers University is 16 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Princeton to Rutgers University.

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