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There are 7 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction

Fly to Newark, train

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

Fly to New York La Guardia, train

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

Fly to New York JFK, train

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

Fly to Philadelphia, train

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.

UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction by walk and train

The journey time between UNION STATION station and Princeton Junction is around 2h 39m and covers a distance of around 177 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 32m. Operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak, the UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction service departs from UNION STATION station and arrives in Princeton Junction Amtrak Station. Typically 32 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
2h 39m
Fastest journey time:
2h 32m
Journey distance:
177 miles
Services per week:
32
Cheapest price:
$18
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:05
Last service departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction walk and train schedules

UNION STATION station → Princeton Junction
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The cheapest way to get from UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction is to train which costs $18 - $110 and takes 2h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Princeton Junction Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Princeton Junction is 161 miles. The road distance is 180.5 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction without a car is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs $18 - $110.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station takes 2h 38m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 17m.

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UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Princeton Junction Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3h 15m to drive from UNION STATION station to Princeton Junction.

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  • Distance: 161.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Princeton Junction, NJ, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $110 and the journey takes 2h 38m. Amtrak also services this route once daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $350
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $340
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$18 - $60
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $110
Business Class Seat
$60 - $150
Train from Philadelphia to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $35
Reserved Coach Seat
$23 - $65
Business Class Seat
$35 - $90
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Philadelphia to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Premium
$170 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$24 - $35
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$5 - $7
Adult
$11 - $15
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $4
Adult
$3 - $8
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Website
septa.org
65 and over
$1 - $2
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $85
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $170
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$26 - $35

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