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Traveling to Princeton

Princeton University is located in Princeton, NJ and is about an hour's drive from both Philadelphia and New York City. Princeton's campus is easy to reach by car, bus, airport, shuttle and train. The Princeton University-Getting to Campus page has detailed transportation information.


Directions to PRISM

Bowen Hall


70 Prospect Avenue
Bowen Hall
Princeton, NJ 08504

West & Northwest
I-80, I-78, and I-287 all lead to US Rt. 206. Take 206 south until it becomes Bayard Lane in Princeton. Turn Left onto Nassau Street (NJ 27) and continue past the University's main gate. Make a right onto Washington Road (Rt. 571), right after Firestone Library. At the second traffic light, make a left onto Prospect Ave. Bowen Hall will be on your left after .2 miles.

Northeast and Newark Airport
I-95 becomes the New Jersey Turnpike; then exit the highway in New Brunswick (Exit 9). Follow NJ 18 North until you see the exit for US 1 South on the right. Take US 1 South for about 16 miles and make a right onto Rt. 571 Washington Road. You will pass through a stretch of fields, and then go over Lake Carnegie. Rt. 571 is now Washington Road. Continue driving NW up Washington Road. Turn right onto Prospect Avenue (third traffic light after turning onto Washington). Bowen Hall will be on your left after .2 miles.

Southwest
I-95 North and I-295 North also lead to US 1. Go North on US 1 for a few miles until Rt. 571. Make a jughandle left turn to head towards Princeton on 571. You will pass through a stretch of fields, and then go over Lake Carnegie. Rt. 571 is now Washington Road. Continue driving NW up Washington Road. Turn right onto Prospect Avenue (third traffic light after turning onto Washington). Bowen Hall will be on your left after .2 miles.

Southwest on Turnpike
If you are on the NJ Turnpike heading North, take exit 8 and proceed left onto NJ 33. Follow signs to Rt. 571 and Princeton and proceed 12 miles up Rt. 571. You will pass through a stretch of fields, and then go over Lake Carnegie. Rt. 571 is now Washington Road. Continue driving NW up Washington Road. Turn right onto Prospect Avenue (third traffic light after turning onto Washington). Bowen Hall will be on your left after .2 miles.

PARKING

There are a limited number of metered-parking spaces available directly across the street from Bowen Hall. University parking lots are numbered, marked with signs indicating restricted parking areas. For parking information click here.