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There are 8 ways to get from Union Station to Princeton Junction by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2h 32m

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

$80 - $200

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Bus  •  4h 12m

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

$23 - $65

6 alternative options

Train via Trenton Transit Center  •  2h 54m

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

$81 - $374

Drive  •  3h 17m

  1. Drive from Union Station to Princeton Junction 183.5 miles

$18 - $26

Fly to Newark, train  •  3h 59m

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

$124 - $511

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  4h 43m

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

$78 - $626

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  4h 46m

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

$92 - $507

Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.

$180 - $663

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Princeton Junction is to train which costs $80 - $200 and takes 2h 32m.

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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 once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2h 32m.

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The distance between Union Station and Princeton Junction is 161 miles. The road distance is 183.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to Princeton Junction without a car is to train which takes 2h 32m and costs $80 - $200.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station takes 2h 32m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from Union Station to Princeton Junction is to train which takes 2h 32m and costs $80 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $70 and takes 4h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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

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Map of how to get from Union Station to Princeton Junction.
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  • Distance: 161.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 32m

What companies run services between Union Station, DC, USA and Princeton Junction, NJ, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Union Station to Princeton Junction once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 2h 32m. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Union Station to Princeton Junction 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Washington Union Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
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
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$90 - $180
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
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
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $8
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27m
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
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to New Brunswick, NJ
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to Princeton Junction is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3h 17m to drive from Union Station to Princeton Junction.

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

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