Cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Princeton Junction

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How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Princeton Junction?

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How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Princeton Junction?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington D.C. to Princeton Junction is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington D.C. to Princeton Junction was $73.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $29.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Washington DC to Princeton Junction?

The distance between Washington DC and Princeton Junction is approximately 161.46 miles, or 259.78 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 40 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Washington DC to Princeton Junction?

On Thursday trains from Washington D.C. to Princeton Junction are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most connections between Washington DC to Princeton Junction

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Princeton Junction. On the route to Princeton Junction 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Washington D.C. to Princeton Junction, usually offering 2 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Princeton Junction, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Washington D.C. to Princeton Junction

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Princeton Junction start from $73.00, and on average cost $175.13. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Princeton Junction. Amtrak in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Princeton Junction trains arrive at 2 Wallace Cir,

From Washington DC to Princeton Junction train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Princeton Junction faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 0 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Princeton Junction on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $98.25 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
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Avg. Time
3h 16m
Avg. Price
$175.13

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Princeton Junction start from $53.00, and on average cost $99.39. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Princeton Junction. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Princeton Junction trains arrive at 2 Wallace Cir,

From Washington DC to Princeton Junction train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 2 hours and 42 minutes.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 42m
Avg. Price
$99.39

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington D.C. on their way to Princeton Junction. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Washington D.C. are:
  • Union Station
There is one train station where trains arrive in Princeton Junction from Washington D.C.. These are the busiest arriving stations in Princeton Junction:
  • 2 Wallace Cir