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  Cal Miller riding a unicycle followed by three classmates. (Class of 1931 reunion ca. 1970s-1980s). Historical Photograph Collection, Campus Life Series.

Directions

This listing is based on information from the Center for Visitor and Conference Services


Princeton University is located in central New Jersey approximately 50 miles southwest of New York City and 45 miles northeast of Philadelphia. To reach Princeton, we recommend one of the following routes:



By Plane:

· From Newark Airport

The Princeton Airporter shuttle bus has an information counter at the baggage claim area in each terminal at Newark Airport. Reservations can be made at the desk when you arrive at the airport for your trip to Princeton. However, reservations must be made in advance for your return trip to the airport. The one-way cost is $23 per person. The trip takes approximately 90 minutes. The shuttle service runs every hour, at fifteen minutes past the hour, from 4:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. Sunday - Friday. A reduced schedule is in effect on Saturday. One should contact the Princeton Airporter for specifics and reservations at 1-800-385-4000.

The airport monorail connects with New Jersey Transit train service at the NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPOT station. See instructions for train travel below for further directions.

· From Philadelphia Airport

Take the SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) airport shuttle train to 30TH STREET STATION. The shuttle stops on the lower level of every terminal and costs $5 one way per person. See instructions for train travel below for further directions.


PLEASE NOTE: We do not recommend flying into JFK or LaGuardia airports in New York. It is expensive and time consuming to travel through Manhattan to the train or bus station where transportation to Princeton is available.



By Train:

· From New York, Penn Station, West 33rd Street, or Newark International Airport

Take any New Jersey Transit or Amtrak train going to PRINCETON JUNCTION. (Many Amtrak trains do not stop at Princeton Junction; please read the schedule carefully.) From Princeton Junction you can ride to Princeton University (3 miles) on the Dinky* to PRINCETON, a shuttle train that arrives at the University Place and Alexander Street Station, located on the edge of the University campus.

· From Philadelphia, 30th Street Station

Via SEPTA:
Take a SEPTA train to TRENTON, SEPTA's first and only New Jersey stop. Change to a New Jersey Transit train to PRINCETON JUNCTION. From Princeton Junction you can ride to Princeton University (3 miles) on the Dinky* to PRINCETON, a shuttle train that arrives at the University Place and Alexander Street Station, located on the edge of the University campus.

Via Amtrak:
Take an Amtrak train from Philadelphia to PRINCETON JUNCTION. From Princeton Junction you can ride to Princeton University (3 miles) on the Dinky* to PRINCETON, a shuttle train that arrives at the University Place and Alexander Street Station, located on the edge of the University campus.

· From Trenton

Take a New Jersey Transit train to PRINCETON JUNCTION. From Princeton Junction you can ride to Princeton University (3 miles) on the Dinky* to PRINCETON, a shuttle train that arrives at the University Place and Alexander Street Station, located on the edge of the University campus.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Dinky does not run as frequently on weekends so check a train schedule to make sure that there is a connection when you arrive at Princeton Junction. Taxis meet most rush hour trains but cannot be depended upon to meet off-peak and weekend trains.



By Bus:

Neither Greyhound nor Trailways stops in Princeton. However, you can take a local bus from either Trenton or New York City where there are Greyhound terminals

· From New York, Port Authority Bus Terminal, West 41st Street

Buy a ticket to Princeton at the Suburban Transit ticket counter on the main floor of the Port Authority (you must have a ticket to board). A round-trip ticket costs $16.60; a one-way fare is $8.50. The ticket agent can tell you which gate to use. Buses leave every half hour and take approximately 90 minutes to reach Princeton. Get off the bus at PALMER SQUARE; the campus is directly across the street.



By Automobile:

Use Mapquest to find driving routes and maps from your city to Princeton, New Jersey.

·From the South

Follow the New Jersey Turnpike NORTH to EXIT 8 - Hightstown. Turn LEFT onto Highway 33 after exiting the turnpike and follow signs for Route 571. Continue for approximately 12 miles on Route 571 until you reach the intersection of Route 1. Continue straight on 571 across Route 1. Once you cross the intersection, Route 571 becomes WASHINGTON ROAD. Continue on WASHINGTON ROAD across a bridge and up a hill until you come to your third set of traffic lights. Turn RIGHT at this light onto PROSPECT AVENUE and follow it to OLDEN STREET.

Turn LEFT onto OLDEN STREET, which will bring you almost immediately to the Mudd Library, located on the LEFT between Prospect Avenue and William Street. The Library (#65 Olden Street) is a low red brick building with a windowless upper story, accessible from a walkway perpendicular to Olden Street. Metered parking is located on Olden and William Streets and Prospect Avenue. Free University parking is available in Lot 21, which is serviced by the campus shuttle (East Line). The lot is within a fifteen-minute uphill walk from Mudd.

·From the North

Follow the New Jersey Turnpike SOUTH to EXIT 9 - New Brunswick. After the toll booth (use a booth on the far RIGHT), turn RIGHT onto the ramp to Highway 18 NORTH. Soon after, turn into the lefthand fork of the road, staying in the right lane (you will see a BENNIGAN'S restaurant ahead and to your right as you bear LEFT). You will immediately bear RIGHT for an obscured exit to Route 1 SOUTH, Trenton. These three turns occur in rapid succession. Follow Route 1 about 18 miles to the exit at Route 571 (WASHINGTON ROAD). Turn RIGHT and follow WASHINGTON ROAD across a bridge and up a hill until you come to your third set of traffic lights. Turn RIGHT at this light onto PROSPECT AVENUE and follow it to OLDEN STREET.

Turn LEFT onto OLDEN STREET, which will bring you almost immediately to the Mudd Library, located on the LEFT between Prospect Avenue and William Street. The Library (#65 Olden Street) is a low red brick building with a windowless upper story, accessible from a walkway perpendicular to Olden Street. Metered parking is located on Olden and William Streets and Prospect Avenue. Free University parking is available in Lot 21, which is serviced by the campus shuttle (East Line). The lot is within a fifteen-minute uphill walk from Mudd.

·From Philadelphia, Delaware, Maryland, etc.

Follow Route 95 NORTH into New Jersey. Staying on Route 95, proceed to exit 8B, Princeton Pike North. Take PRINCETON PIKE (which becomes Mercer Street) until you reach a 25 MPH speed zone. Proceed on MERCER STREET until you reach NASSAU STREET (Route 27). Turn RIGHT onto NASSAU STREET and follow it to OLDEN STREET (the fourth set of traffic lights), where you turn RIGHT.

Follow OLDEN STREET to the Mudd Library, which is located on the RIGHT between William Street and Prospect Avenue. The Library (#65 Olden Street) is a low red brick building with a windowless upper story, accessible from a walkway perpendicular to Olden Street. Metered parking is located on Olden and William Streets and Prospect Avenue. Free University parking is available in Lot 21, which is serviced by the campus shuttle (East Line). The lot is within a fifteen-minute uphill walk from Mudd.

·From the West or Midwest

In New Jersey, drive EAST on Interstate 78 until you reach Highway 206. Turn SOUTH and follow 206 into Princeton. (206 becomes Bayard Lane.) You will reach a three-way intersection of Bayard Lane, Nassau Street, and Stockton Street (the southerly continuation of 206). Turn LEFT onto NASSAU STREET (also known as Route 27) and follow it to OLDEN STREET (the fourth set of traffic lights), where you turn RIGHT.

Follow OLDEN STREET to the Mudd Library, which is located on the RIGHT between William Street and Prospect Avenue. The Library (#65 Olden Street) is a low red brick building with a windowless upper story, accessible from a walkway perpendicular to Olden Street. Metered parking is located on Olden and William Streets and Prospect Avenue. Free University parking is available in Lot 21, which is serviced by the campus shuttle (East Line). The lot is within a fifteen-minute uphill walk from Mudd.