Traveling to Princeton
the Princeton University Visitor Page for more information
From the north, take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 9 (New Brunswick)
and follow signs for Trenton (Route 18 west for .5 mi., then Route 1 south).
•• Alternate route from New England: Take New York State Thruway 87
to Interstate 287 south. At Bridgewater/Somerville, take 206 south to
• From the south, take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 8 (Hightstown);
follow signs for Hightstown and then Princeton.
• From the west, take Interstate 95 north from Philadelphia to Route
1 north. Follow Route 1 to Route 571 (Princeton-Hightstown Road) and
follow signs to Princeton.
Detailed instructions for driving to Princeton are available by telephone.
For a recorded message, call 609-258-2222 using a touch-tone telephone.
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.
See the NJTransit
Website for more information
Newark International Airport
is most convenient to 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).
also take AirTrain from the terminal and connect to NJ
Most NJ TRANSIT trains on
the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line stop at the Newark
International Airport Station, which connects you to AirTrain, a service
provided by The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey that will
take you to your airline terminal. NJ TRANSIT operates 794 trains per
week that stop at the new Newark International Airport Station, including
620 weekday trains (124 per day) and 174 weekend trains (87 per day).
Specific NJ TRANSIT arrival
and departure times are available in Northeast Corridor and North
Jersey Coast Line timetables.
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.
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.
& Motel Accomodations
Several hotels offer additional
services such as shuttles to town and free breakfasts. Inquire
when making reservations.
Inn - , Princeton (walking distance), 609-921-7500.
• Peacock Inn
- 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton (walking distance), 609-924-1707.
1, Northeast of Princeton
by Marriot - U.S. Route 1 and Mapleton Road, (1 mile), 609-716-0893.
• Days Inn - U.S.
Route 1 and Raymond Road, Monmouth Junction (4 miles), 908-329-4555.
• Forrestal at Princeton
- Princeton Forrestal Center, Princeton (5 miles), 609-452-7800.
• Holiday Inn -
U.S. Route 1 and Ridge Road, Princeton (5 miles), 609-452-2400.
• Marriott - 201
Village Boulevard, Forrestal Village, Princeton, 609-452-7900.
• Novotel - 100
Independence Way, Princeton (5 miles), 609-520-1200.
• Red Roof Inn -
U.S. Route 1, Monmouth Junction (6 miles), 908-821-8800.
• Residence Inn
- 4225 U.S. Route 1, Princeton (5 miles), 609-683-0001.
• Summerfield Suites
Hotel - 4375 U.S. Route 1, Princeton (5 miles), 609-951-0009.
1, Southwest of Princeton
- 3565 U.S. Route 1, Princeton (4 miles; Marketfair complex), 609-720-0200.
• Howard Johnson's Motor
Lodge - U.S. Route 1, Lawrenceville (8 miles), 609-896-1100.
• Hyatt Regency
- 102 Carnegie Center, U.S. Route 1, Princeton (2 miles), 609-987-1234.
• McIntosh Motor Inn
- 3270 U.S. Route 1, Lawrenceville (6 miles), 609-896-3700.
• Palmer Inn - 3499
U.S. Route 1, Princeton (Best Western) (3 miles), 609-452-2500.
• Red Roof Inn -
3203 U.S. Route 1, Lawrenceville (6 miles), 609-896-3388.