There are 10 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Princeton University by plane, train, bus, subway or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Washington Dulles to Newark, train  •  3 h 4 min

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

$115 - $370

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa 1002
  2. Take the train from Jefferson Station to Trenton Trenton Line

$37 - $72

8 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 56 min

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

$87 - $310

Fly Washington Dulles to Philadelphia, train  •  3 h 39 min

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

$216 - $1,004

Fly Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia, train  •  4 h 16 min

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

$118 - $456

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  4 h 51 min

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

$132 - $518

Bus, subway, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw 5A
  2. Take the subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
  3. Take the train from New Carrollton Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.

$90 - $394

Train  •  5 h 9 min

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

$90 - $397

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

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

$38 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Princeton University 209 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Princeton University is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Princeton University is to fly and train which costs $110 - $370 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Princeton University is 178 miles. The road distance is 209 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Princeton University, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Princeton University. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via 7Th St & E St Sw, Massachusetts Avenue and 5th Street NW, Washington, DC and New Brunswick Downtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Princeton University, NJ, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Princeton University hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Princeton University 3 times a week. Tickets cost $16 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Newark via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
13 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 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 Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Princeton Junction Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$90 - $180
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.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 Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to New Brunswick, NJ
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
ourbus.com

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