There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$152 - $401

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

9 alternative options

Train via New York Penn Station  •  5 h 56 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 Trenton Transit Center Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...

$148 - $345

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, line 100 bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the line 100 bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Palmer Square, Princeton

$88 - $322

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 34 min

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

$134 - $449

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 31 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 Transit Center Amtrak
  4. Take the line 606 bus from S Clinton Ave At Wallenberg Blvd to Nassau St At Witherspoon St

$138 - $488

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train, line 606 bus  •  5 h 30 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

$119 - $345

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Newark  •  5 h 28 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

$180 - $658

Train to Providence, fly to Newark, train, line 100 bus  •  5 h 54 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 New Brunswick
  4. Take the line 100 bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Palmer Square, Princeton

$216 - $605

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Princeton every 2 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, Ny and New York Port Authority in around 6 h 7 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
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 La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$150 - $290
First Class Seat
$250 - $400
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Newark Airport Railroad Station to New Brunswick
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from New York Port Authority to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $25
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New Brunswick Downtown to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
web.coachusa.com
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
[email protected]
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Boston to Princeton?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Boston to Princeton?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Boston to Princeton?

The quickest way to get from Boston to Princeton is to fly and line 100 bus which takes 4 h 28 min and costs $85 - $330.

Is there a direct bus between Boston and Princeton?

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.

How long does it take to get from Boston to Princeton?

It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Boston to Princeton, including transfers.