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Trip Summary

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

Lowest Price$53.00
Fastest Train3h 0m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Princeton Junction right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Washington DC to Princeton Junction?

In the last month, $73.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Princeton Junction, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $29.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Princeton Junction is approximately 161 miles, or 260 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Washington DC to Princeton Junction are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Washington DC at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. 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 Washington DC to Princeton Junction?

Trains leave the station in Washington DC twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Princeton Junction with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Princeton Junction to Washington DC.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Princeton Junction?

2 train services operate from Washington, District of Columbia to Princeton Junction, New Jersey. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 16m$175.13
Amtrak Northeast Regional22h 42m$99.39

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Princeton Junction?

Princeton Junction has one train station:

  • 2 Wallace Cir

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Princeton Junction

Monthly average prices

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