There are 10 ways to get from Washington 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 32 min

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

$80 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to New Brunswick, NJ NY - DC Intercity

$21 - $39

8 alternative options

Train via Trenton Transit Center  •  2 h 57 min

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

$81 - $202

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Princeton Junction 183.8 miles

$18 - $26

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  3 h 57 min

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

$123 - $508

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train  •  4 h 42 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.

$77 - $460

Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 20 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

$195 - $489

Train to Baltimore, fly to Newark, train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Newark (EWR) BWI - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$196 - $665

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  4 h 55 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.

$89 - $337

Fly Washington Dulles to Philadelphia, train  •  5 h 2 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

$221 - $866

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington to Princeton Junction 3 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Washington to Princeton Junction twice a week. Tickets cost $16 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Avg. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Avg. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Avg. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Avg. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Avg. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Newark
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Avg. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK via Boston
Avg. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Princeton Junction Amtrak
Avg. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Avg. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
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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.
Avg. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Avg. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Avg. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Avg. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
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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
Avg. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
ourbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Washington to Princeton Junction?

The distance between Washington and Princeton Junction is 260 km. The road distance is 294 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $22 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Washington to Princeton Junction is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $120.

Is there a direct train between Washington and Princeton Junction?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Princeton Junction Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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

The train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Princeton Junction Amtrak takes 2 h 32 min including transfers and departs three times a day.