There are 10 ways to get from Princeton to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 35 min

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

$80 - $238

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton to 30th Street Station Trenton Line
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC via Philadelphia

$13 - $38

8 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC OurBus Intercity Prime

$29 - $48

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 35 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

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 32 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

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to S Clinton Ave At Barlow St
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$192 - $485

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to S Clinton Ave At Barlow St
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD

$218 - $859

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 58 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

$90 - $343

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Washington is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Washington is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 20 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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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Princeton to Washington, including transfers.

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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 9 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 Amtrak via Princeton Jct. and Trenton Transit Center Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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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 25 min. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Princeton to Washington once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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
59 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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Train operators
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 Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 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
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
ourbus.com

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