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

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Train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Penn Station Northeast Corridor / ...
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Somerville Raritan Valley Line

$17 - $194

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Bus, line 819 bus, line 114 bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New Brunswick Downtown
  2. Take the line 819 bus from Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# to E Front St At Watchung Ave 819
  3. Take the line 114 bus from Watchung Ave At E Front St to W Main St At Maple St 114 / ...

$16 - $32

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Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Princeton to Somerville 17.5 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Somerville 17.5 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Somerville is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Somerville is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton to Somerville. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at Somerville via Princeton Jct. and Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Somerville is 16 miles. The road distance is 17.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Somerville without a car is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $17 - $200.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Princeton to Somerville, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Princeton to Somerville is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $17 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus and line 819 bus and line 114 bus, which costs $16 - $35 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Princeton to Somerville train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Somerville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Somerville is 18 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Princeton to Somerville.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Somerville.
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  • Distance: 15.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Somerville, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from Princeton to Somerville via Princeton Jct. and Newark Penn Station in around 2 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to Somerville via New Brunswick Downtown, New Brunswick, Metuchen, Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta#, E Front St At Watchung Ave, and Watchung Ave At E Front St in around 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Somerville
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# to E Front St At Watchung Ave
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Watchung Ave At E Front St to W Main St At Maple St
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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Taxi from Princeton to Somerville
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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