There are 10 ways to get from Boston to Princeton by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Trenton Transit Center Acela Express / ...

$152 - $401

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

$29 - $78

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Train via New York Penn Station  •  5 h 41 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 Princeton Jct. Northeast Corridor

$89 - $169

Drive  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Princeton 264.2 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$80 - $328

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 13 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.

$76 - $327

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 28 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 - $290

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) BOS - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
  3. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$117 - $361

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Newark, train  •  5 h 12 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

Bus to Worcester, fly to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
  2. Fly from Worcester (ORH) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORH - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
  4. Take the line 606 bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$203 - $976

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 costs $75 - $330 and takes 4 h 20 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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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Princeton. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Princeton via New York Penn Station and Princeton Jct.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 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 27 min and costs $150 - $410.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 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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Boston to Princeton train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Princeton is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs $150 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $80 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 234 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Princeton every 4 hours. Tickets cost $150 - $400 and the journey takes 4 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Princeton via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 6 h 45 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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Worcester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$150 - $290
First Class Seat
$250 - $400
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
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

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
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
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
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
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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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 12 min.

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

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

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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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JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Princeton. Prices start at $75 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 - $20.

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