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

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Recommended option

Train, line 606 bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak Palmetto / ...
  2. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St 606

$39 - $91

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5 h 31 min

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

$27 - $58

8 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 25 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, line 100 bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the line 100 bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Palmer Square, Princeton

$133 - $522

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 11 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 Amtrak
  3. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$139 - $639

Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  4 h 53 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

$194 - $485

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
  4. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$153 - $518

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 38 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

$220 - $862

Train to Baltimore, fly to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 2 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

$297 - $752

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

OurBus operates a bus from Washington to Princeton twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
54 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 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Metro Washington DC
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
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
Every 30 minutes
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
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
ourbus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Coach USA

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Washington to Princeton?

The distance between Washington and Princeton is 260 km. The road distance is 295 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Washington to Princeton?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Washington to Princeton?

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

Is there a direct bus between Washington and Princeton?

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 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Washington to Princeton?

It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Washington to Princeton, including transfers.