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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 32 min

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

$80 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to New Brunswick, NJ New York - Washington, DC Route / ...

$21 - $65

7 alternative options

Train via Trenton Transit Center  •  2 h 56 min

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

$81 - $374

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 50 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 48 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 New York JFK, train  •  4 h 50 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 Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 34 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 train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.

$194 - $660

Train to Baltimore, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 41 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 train from Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Jct.

$297 - $927

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Princeton Junction is to train which costs $80 - $200 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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

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The distance between Washington and Princeton Junction is 163 miles. The road distance is 183.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Princeton Junction without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $80 - $200.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak takes 2 h 32 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Washington to Princeton Junction train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Princeton Junction is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $80 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $65 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Princeton Junction.
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  • Distance: 162.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington to Princeton Junction once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Washington to Princeton Junction once 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 Princeton Junction Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
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 Trenton Transit Center to Princeton Junction Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$90 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
28 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 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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
ourbus.com

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