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Driving Directions | By Train | By Airplane | By Bus

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The Campus Visitor Parking Map can be found here.

Driving Directions To Princeton

From the NORTH/NEW YORK CITY
Take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 9 (New Brunswick). After the toll booths, take the first right turn onto the ramp for Route 18 north. Soon after you enter Route 18, take the left side of a fork in the road, staying in the right lane. Immediately bear right for an exit to U.S. Route 1 south/Trenton. Drive south on Route 1 for about 18 miles to the Washington Road exit, which is a traffic circle. Take the first right off the circle (between the gas stations) toward Princeton. The campus is located approximately a mile straight ahead. Click here for Visitor Parking Information.

From the WEST
Drive east on Interstate 78 into New Jersey. Exit onto southbound Interstate 287 (toward Somerville). Follow signs for Routes 202/206 south. Go south on 202 for a short distance and then follow signs to 206 south, which will take you around a traffic circle. Go south on 206 for about 18 miles to Nassau Street (Route 27) in the center of Princeton. Turn left onto Nassau Street, and follow it to the third traffic light. Turn right onto Washington Road. Click here for Visitor Parking Information.

From the SOUTH
If you are coming from southern New Jersey, we recommend that you take Interstate 295 north (instead of the New Jersey Turnpike). Take Exit 67 to Route 1 north. Travel about three miles north on Route 1 to the Washington Road exit, which is a traffic circle. Go three quarters of the way around the circle and turn right (between the gas stations) toward Princeton. The campus is located approximately a mile straight ahead. Click here for Visitor Parking Information.

From the EAST
Take Interstate 195 west (toward Trenton) to the exit for Interstate 295 north. Drive seven miles to the exit for Route 1 north (exit 67). Travel about three miles north on Route 1 to the Washington Road exit, which is a traffic circle. Go three quarters of the way around the circle and turn right (between the gas stations) toward Princeton. The campus is located approximately a mile straight ahead. Click here for Visitor Parking Information.

From the PHILADELPHIA AREA
Take Interstate 95 north into New Jersey and exit at Route 1 north (exit 67). Travel about three miles north on Route 1 to the Washington Road exit, which is a traffic circle. Go three quarters of the way around the circle and turn right (between the gas stations) toward Princeton. The campus is located approximately a mile straight ahead. Click here for Visitor Parking Information.

 

By Train
Trains to Princeton Junction leave New York City’s Penn Station and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station regularly.  From New York City you make take the NJ Transit to Princeton Junction.  From Philadelphia you make take SEPTA to Trenton, New Jersey then transfer onto NJ Transit to Princeton Junction. From Princeton Junction, a two-car train (known as the Dinky) makes the five-minute trip to Princeton University. The Dinky does not meet every train, so consult a current NJ Transit schedule before making travel plans.  The Dinky platform is located on the southbound side of Princeton Junction. Amtrak also offers service to Princeton Junction.

 

By Airplane
Newark Liberty International Airport is most convenient to Princeton. Shuttle service between the airport and Princeton is available through the Airporter. (Their courtesy phones are available at the airport terminals’ limousine counters.) These vans arrive at and leave from the Nassau Inn, located on Palmer Square, one block from Princeton University. NJ Transit offers the Airtrain service, which departs directly from Newark Liberty International Airport and travels to Princeton Junction.  Visitors should transfer to the Dinky at Princeton Junction for travel to the University. Buses from Newark Liberty International Airport travel to Newark Penn Station and to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. The Airporter also offers limousine service to and from Kennedy Airport in New York. From the Philadelphia International Airport, train and limousine services are available to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

 

By Bus
New Jersey Suburban Transit Corporation provides bus service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal at Eighth 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. Use the Palmer Square stop in Princeton to visit the University.

 

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