How do you to get to the Princeton Junction Train Station in New Jersey from Penn Station in Manhattan?

I'm visiting a friend in a couple of weeks. They live in New Jersey. I live in Brooklyn. I've never been there but we agreed to meet at Princeton Junction. I know Penn Station can take me there but I'm not sure which one to take once I get there. Google Maps mentioned Northeast Corridor Trenton Transit Center. Is that a transfer? Do I have to buy a ticket? Can I use the MTA metrocard?

Any help will be grateful.

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  • 5 months ago

    Sorry Amtrak doesn't go to Priceston Junction.

    Depends where in Brooklyn, you live you might have to take subway to to 34th St-Penn Station or 34th St-Herald Sq.

    From there, at NY Penn Station on 7th Av entrance at 32nd-34th Sts or 8th Av entrance at 33rd-32nd Sts area, take New jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor to Priceston Junction. Which is $16 one way.

  • 6 months ago

    You can take either NJ Transit or Amtrak. NJ Transit is cheaper. Amtrak costs more.

    Also, if you take the PATH train to the Penn Station in Newark and get on the NJ Transit or Amtrak train there, it might be cheaper than getting on the NJ Transit or Amtrak train in Manhattan.

  • DON W
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Take the subway to Penn Station in Manhattan (34th Street station).

    Inside Penn Station, walk to the New Jersey Transit area. Use one of the machines to purchase a ticket to Princeton Junction, which will be on the New Jersey Transit "Northeast Corridor" line, which goes between Penn Station and Trenton.

    I'm pretty sure that the MTA card you use on the subway won't work for New Jersey Transit.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Get a train that goes to Princeton. Amtrak has a 7:17AM train and a 5: 28PM train. It makes the trip in about 45 minutes. NJ Transit has frequent service and takes about 75 minutes. It's called Princeton Junction because that's where you get the shuttle to Princeton U. 5 minutes away.

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    This NJ Transit page has a trip planner,

    https://www.njtransit.com/hp/hp_servlet.srv?hdnPag...

    pdf schedules for before and after june 16th for Northeast Corridor NJ Transit commuter train

    https://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPag...

    ticket options, where and how to buy

    https://www.njtransit.com/ti/ti_servlet.srv?hdnPag...

    You need a NJ Transit train ticket, not the MTA card

    NY Penn Station should have vending machines, a ticket office, or you can use a cell phone app, or pay on the train for an extra fee

    You are going from Brooklyn to Penn Station on subways generally, and walk within Penn Station to NJ Transit trains.

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