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There are 4 ways to get from Waterbury to Princeton Junction by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Travel Center, Waterbury, CT to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to New Brunswick Downtown

$24 - $48

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Train via Stamford  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Waterbury to Stamford
  2. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$46 - $209

Train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Waterbury to Bridgeport
  2. Take the train from Bridgeport to Grand Central
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$36 - $127

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Waterbury to Princeton Junction 141.9 miles

$13 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Waterbury to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $13 - $21 and takes 2h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterbury to Princeton Junction is to drive which costs $13 - $21 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Waterbury to Princeton Junction. However, there are services departing from Waterbury and arriving at Princeton Jct. via Stamford Amtrak Station and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 28m.

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The distance between Waterbury and Princeton Junction is 119 miles. The road distance is 141.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterbury to Princeton Junction without a car is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs $24 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Waterbury to Princeton Junction, including transfers.

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Waterbury to Princeton Junction train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), depart from Waterbury station.

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The best way to get from Waterbury to Princeton Junction is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs $24 - $50. Alternatively, you can train via Stamford, which costs $45 - $210 and takes 4h 28m.

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Waterbury to Princeton Junction train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Princeton Jct. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterbury to Princeton Junction is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Waterbury to Princeton Junction.

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  • Distance: 119.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Waterbury, CT, USA and Princeton Junction, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from Waterbury to Princeton Junction via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New Brunswick Downtown, and New Brunswick in around 4h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Waterbury to Princeton Junction via Stamford, Stamford Amtrak Station, and New York Penn Station in around 4h 28m.

Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Waterbury to Stamford
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$14 - $16
Off-peak onboard
$20 - $22
Onboard
$21 - $29
At station
$18 - $22
Train from Waterbury to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$11 - $16
Train from Bridgeport to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$14 - $16
Off-peak onboard
$20 - $22
Onboard
$21 - $29
At station
$19 - $22
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$60 - $110
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $200
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Junction Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Travel Center, Waterbury, CT to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com
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