There are 11 ways to get from Boston to Princeton by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$141 - $358

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny 2509 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton 100

$28 - $86

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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  6 h 21 min

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

$91 - $212

Bus via Hartford, CT - Union Station  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Hartford, CT - Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Hartford, CT - Union Station to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton 100

$35 - $81

Drive  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Princeton 264.2 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$80 - $314

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$78 - $315

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Princeton Jct.

$74 - $276

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) BOS - 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

$160 - $487

Train to Providence, fly to Newark, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Providence Amtrak
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Newark (EWR) PVD - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$256 - $738

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Newark, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the I-93 from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Newark (EWR) MHT - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.

$173 - $647

Questions & Answers

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 fly and train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs $80 - $320.

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The distance between Boston and Princeton is 374 km. The road distance is 423 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Boston to Princeton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Palmer Square, Princeton via New York Port Authority. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station Amtrak and arriving at Princeton via New York Penn Station and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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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 and Princeton Jct. in around 5 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Princeton via New York, Ny and New York Port Authority in around 6 h 7 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Manchester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
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 Newark Airport Railroad Station to Princeton Jct.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$130 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Hartford, CT - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Hartford, CT - Union Station to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
peterpanbus.com
Coach USA
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Princeton, NJ - Nassau St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com

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