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

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

Train  •  3 h 15 min

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

$84 - $377

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5 h 34 min

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

$27 - $57

8 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

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

$29 - $48

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Princeton 184.1 miles

$18 - $26

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  4 h 11 min

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

$126 - $511

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 1 min

  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.

$80 - $463

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 9 min

  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.

$94 - $342

Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 4 min

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

$193 - $484

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL) IAD - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  4. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$219 - $861

Train to Baltimore, fly to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Philadelphia (PHL) BWI - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  4. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$296 - $751

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Princeton is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Princeton is to train which costs $80 - $380 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Washington and Princeton is 162 miles. The road distance is 184.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Washington to Princeton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Washington, DC and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via New Brunswick Downtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Princeton via Trenton Transit Center and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

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

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
Amtrak
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
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
Greyhound USA
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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

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