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Trains from Naperville to Princeton

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Naperville to Princeton. Traveling by train from Naperville to Princeton usually takes around one hour and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Southwest Chief train can make the trip in one hour and 9 minutes.

Distance73 mi (117 km)
Fastest train1h 9m
Lowest price£9.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carl Sandburg
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Naperville to Princeton?

In the last month, £9.31 was the average price of a train ticket from Naperville to Princeton. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £5.14 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£49£33£16MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Naperville to Princeton will vary between £9 and £43. Planning a train trip to Princeton within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Naperville over the next 7 days is £9. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Naperville to Princeton by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £12 whenever you decide to board the train to Princeton.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Naperville to Princeton remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Naperville to Princeton?

There are 4 train lines with service from Naperville to Princeton. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 10m£12.15
Amtrak Carl Sandburg11h 10m£9.20
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr11h 10m£9.82
Amtrak Southwest Chief11h 9m£16.09
  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.

  • Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg

    Amtrak Carl Sandburg train tickets from Naperville to Princeton start from £9, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carl Sandburg schedules to Princeton. Amtrak Carl Sandburg in Naperville leaves from 105 E Fourth Ave . And in Princeton trains arrive at 107 Bicentennial Dr .

    From Naperville to Princeton train travel on Amtrak Carl Sandburg takes 1 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Princeton faster, Amtrak Carl Sandburg offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 9 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Princeton on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carl Sandburg scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Naperville.

  • Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr

    Amtrak Illinois Zephyr train tickets from Naperville to Princeton start from £9, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Illinois Zephyr schedules to Princeton. Amtrak Illinois Zephyr in Naperville leaves from 105 E Fourth Ave . And in Princeton trains arrive at 107 Bicentennial Dr .

    From Naperville to Princeton train travel on Amtrak Illinois Zephyr takes 1 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Princeton faster, Amtrak Illinois Zephyr offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 9 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Princeton on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Illinois Zephyr scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Naperville.

  • Amtrak Southwest Chief

    Amtrak Southwest Chief

    The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. The train covers the stretch from Naperville to Princeton in about 1 hours and 9 minutes. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Naperville to Princeton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Naperville to Princeton?

The distance between Naperville and Princeton is approximately 73 miles, or 117 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 9 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Naperville to Princeton. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Naperville at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Naperville to Princeton?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Naperville to Princeton.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Princeton to Naperville.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Naperville?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Naperville.

All train stations in Naperville:

  • 105 E Fourth Ave

Where is the train station in Princeton?

Arrival stations

Princeton has one train station.

Train stations in Princeton:

  • 107 Bicentennial Dr

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