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There are 3 ways to get from Times Square to Princeton by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$7 - $17

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor / ...

$13 - $183

Drive  •  59m

  1. Drive from Times Square to Princeton 52 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Times Square to Princeton is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Times Square to Princeton is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Times Square station to Princeton. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Princeton via Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Times Square and Princeton is 45 miles. The road distance is 52 miles.

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The best way to get from Times Square to Princeton without a car is to bus which takes 1h 30m and costs $7 - $17.

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The bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton takes 1h 30m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Times Square to Princeton bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Times Square to Princeton train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Times Square to Princeton is to bus which takes 1h 30m and costs $7 - $17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $12 - $190 and takes 2h 22m.

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  • Distance: 45.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

What companies run services between Times Square, NY, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Times Square to Princeton every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a train from Times Square to Princeton every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1h 12m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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Times Square to Princeton bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Times Square to Princeton train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Princeton Jct. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Times Square to Princeton is 52 miles. It takes approximately 59m to drive from Times Square to Princeton.

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