From the north, take the New Jersey Turnpike to 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 first right after toll booths, onto to 18 north; very
quickly, shift to lane second from left, then exit left, less than half a
mile from entry point (at the Route 1 overpass). Stay in right lane; the
exit to Route 1 south is on your right just beyond the overpass.
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.
Note: 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.
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).
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.
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
Hotel and Motel Accommodations
A list of nearby
hotels and motels, some within walking distance of campus, is available.
Visitors should park in Lot 21 and use the Blue Line shuttle, which
operates all day, Monday through Friday. Another option is the municipal
parking building located on Chambers Street off Nassau Street. Metered
parking on Princeton streets is limited to one hour in most cases, and
overtime and illegal parking regulations are strictly enforced.
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