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There are 10 ways to get from Boston to Princeton 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.

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...

$141 - $394

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$29 - $56

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Bus via New York, NY  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$31 - $52

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Trenton Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...

$91 - $212

Drive  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Princeton 264.2 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 8 min

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

$78 - $355

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$69 - $277

Fly Boston to Newark, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Trenton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$73 - $334

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) BOS - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$117 - $351

Train to Providence, fly to Newark, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Newark (EWR) PVD - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Trenton Amtrak Station

$195 - $754

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Princeton is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Princeton is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Boston and Princeton is 234 miles. The road distance is 264.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Princeton without a car is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $140 - $400.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Boston to Princeton, including transfers.

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Boston to Princeton bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Princeton is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $140 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $60 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Boston to Princeton bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Princeton.
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  • Distance: 234 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Princeton, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from Boston to Princeton via New York Penn Station, Trenton Amtrak Station, and S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd in around 5 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Princeton via Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Train operators
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 Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
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
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$130 - $210
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$15 - $30
Business Seat
$23 - $40
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Princeton is 264 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to drive from Boston to Princeton.

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Cape Air, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $10.

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