There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Princeton by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train, line 606 bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Trenton Transit Center Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$80 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA, train  •  5 h 20 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

7 alternative options

Bus Megabus, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center Keystone Service / ...

$38 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Princeton 184.1 miles

$18 - $26

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 20 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 Trenton Transit Center
  3. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$94 - $499

Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 11 min

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

$193 - $484

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
  3. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$119 - $527

Train to Baltimore, fly to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 16 min

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

$296 - $751

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 59 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 to Trenton Transit Center
  4. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$219 - $861

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Princeton without a car is to train and line 606 bus which takes 3 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Washington to Princeton, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Princeton is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to drive from Washington to Princeton.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Washington to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 162.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

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

There is no direct connection from Washington to Princeton. However, you can take the train to Trenton Transit Center, take the walk to Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal, then take the line 606 bus to Nassau St At Witherspoon St. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Washington to Princeton via Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Trenton Transit Center, and Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal in around 4 h 41 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
53 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$15 - $30
Business Seat
$23 - $40
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 to Trenton Transit Center
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
Bus operators
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
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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