There are 11 ways to get from Princeton to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...

$80 - $383

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton to Jefferson Station Trenton Line
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...

$27 - $58

9 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC New York - Washington, DC Route / ...

$28 - $47

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Washington 185.4 miles

$18 - $27

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$125 - $512

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 49 min

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

$79 - $462

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 37 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 Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$192 - $485

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$121 - $386

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$91 - $341

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  5 h 15 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 Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD

$218 - $859

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 12 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 Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  4. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$295 - $756

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Washington. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Washington, DC via New Brunswick, NJ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Princeton to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Princeton and arriving at Washington Union Station via Princeton Jct. and Trenton Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Washington is 162 miles. The road distance is 185.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Princeton to Washington, including transfers.

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

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Princeton to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Trenton Transit Center station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Washington is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Princeton to Washington bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Washington, DC station.

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Washington.
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  • Distance: 162.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Princeton to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 28 min. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Princeton to Washington twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
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

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
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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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Princeton to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Washington is 185 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Princeton to Washington.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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