Traveling to Princeton



By Car

From the New Jersey Turnpike heading South, take Exit 9 (New Brunswick) and follow signs for Trenton (Route 18 north, then Route 1 south). For first-timers, navigating to Route 1 south from this exit can be hair-raising. Take the first right after toll booths, up ramp and onto to 18 north. Immediately, shift to lane second from left and, less than half a mile from entry point, exit left (you'll be heading over a Route 1 overpass). Stay in right lane -- the exit to Route 1 south is on your right just beyond the overpass.
    From the New Jersey Turnpike heading north, take Exit 8 (Hightstown), and follow signs for Hightstown and then Princeton.
    From Interstate 95 heading north from DC/Philadelphia, exit at either Route 206 north or Route 1 north. Following Route 206 north, pass through Lawrenceville to Princeton, or, following Route 1 north, exit at Alexander Road and follow signs for Princeton.
    Note: Detailed instructions for driving to Princeton are available by telephone. For a recorded message, call 609-258-2222 using a touch-tone telephone.


By Train

Trains to Princeton Junction leave New York City's Penn Station and Philadelphia's 30th Street Station regularly.
    From Princeton Junction, a two-car train (known as the Dinky) makes the five-minute trip to Princeton. The Dinky does not meet every train, so consult a current schedule before making travel plans.
    From New York City's Penn Station, take the New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor line to Princeton Junction and change for Princeton. A round-trip ticket from NYC to Princeton will cost approximately $14.00.
    From Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ. Then take New Jersey Transit to Princeton Junction and change for Princeton. Tickets will be about $18 round trip from Philly to Princeton.


By Airplane

Newark International Airport is most convenient to Princeton.
    NJ Transit recently added train service on the Northeast Corridor Line to Newark International Airport; using Air Train (airport monorail), connect to NJ Transit for service to Princeton Junction and Princeton.
    Shuttle service between the airport and Princeton is available through the Princeton Airporter (their courtesy phones are available at the airport terminals' limousine counters). These vans arrive at and leave from the Nassau Inn, located in Palmer Square (one block from the University).
    Buses from Newark International Airport travel to Penn Station in Newark and to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. The Princeton Airporter also offers limousine service to and from New York's Kennedy Airport. From the Philadelphia International Airport, train and limousine service are available to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station; Amtrak service to Princeton is available from the station.


By Bus

New Jersey's Suburban Transit Corporation provides bus service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 8th Avenue and 41st Street in New York City. Buses leave New York and Princeton every half hour during the day for the two-hour trip.


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