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New Haven - Princeton Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

17 trains operate daily from New Haven to Princeton. The train trip from New Haven to Princeton is usually about 33 hours and 54 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 29 hours and 51 minutes.

Distance857 mi (1379 km)
Fastest train29h 51m
Lowest price€225.22
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from New Haven to Princeton?

The average price for a train ticket from New Haven to Princeton is €299.68, The lengthy distance traveled between New Haven and Princeton often means relatively more expensive train tickets. By booking your trip at least 1 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay €1.38 more.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from New Haven to Princeton. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €167. If you're planning a trip from New Haven to Princeton during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €304 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from New Haven to Princeton?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New Haven to Princeton. However, there are 17 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak171d 9h 54m€300.90
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 17 Amtrak trains from New Haven to Princeton every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €225.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New Haven and Princeton is approximately 857 miles, or 1379 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 hours and 51 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains departing from New Haven to Princeton tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs New Haven at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Haven?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

All train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

Where is the train station in Princeton?

Main arrival station: 107 Bicentennial Dr

Princeton has one train station.

Train stations in Princeton:

  • 107 Bicentennial Dr

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