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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from New York to Princeton. Traveling by bus from New York to Princeton usually takes around one hour and 30 minutes, but the fastest Suburban Transit bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance43 mi (68 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$1.00
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceSuburban Transit
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Princeton

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)




February 14, 2020- Business

Suburban Transit

Signs- didn’t know which stop we were at along the bus line. Had to use the gps on our phones to check which stop we were approaching and when to get off

Signs- didn’t know which stop we were at along the bus line. Had to use the gps on our phones to check which stop we were approaching and when to get off



January 12, 2020- Visiting family

Suburban Transit

Pros: Comfy bus and clean .just WiFi didn’t work. Cons: Get a new more dependable WiFi.

Pros: Comfy bus and clean .just WiFi didn’t work. Cons: Get a new more dependable WiFi.

What bus companies travel from New York to Princeton?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from New York to Princeton. Suburban Transit connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Suburban Transit91h 30m$5.98
  • Suburban Transit

    Suburban Transit

    Book Suburban Transit from New York to Princeton from $1. There are 9 trips per day offered by Suburban Transit from New York to Princeton and you can expect on average to pay for a Suburban Transit ticket to Princeton. In New York, Suburban Transit departs to Princeton from Port Authority Bus Station . In Princeton, Suburban Transit arrives at Palmer Sq - Nassau St at Witherspoon St .

    An average trip on Suburban Transit from New York to Princeton takes 1 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Suburban Transit trip will get you to Princeton in 1 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Suburban Transit offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Princeton.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Princeton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from New York to Princeton?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 30 minutes to cover the 43 miles from New York to Princeton. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Princeton, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Princeton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Princeton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from New York to Princeton without transferring.

City Information

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

New York, NY -  Port Authority Bus Station - NYCPAS-0

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Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Princeton?

Main arrival station: Palmer Sq - Nassau St at Witherspoon St

All buses from New York arrive at one main station in Princeton.

All bus stations in Princeton:

  • Palmer Sq - Nassau St at Witherspoon St

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