The Princeton campus was designed for pedestrians and bikes, but you'll find that other modes of transportation are easily accessible if you need them.
Bicycles on campus are encouraged, and for the best routes on campus, take a look at the University bike map.
Register your bike on the Transportation & Parking Services website, which also has bike policies and safety regulations. For a fee, the Department of Public Safety can provide a U-shaped lock to secure your bike to the many bike stands on campus. If you want to hang your bike in your rental unit, contact the Facilities Customer Service Center to install hooks.
Rent a bike
You may also rent a bike from U-Bikes, a student run organization, or you might want to consider buying a used bike at TigerTrade, the campus website that lists pre-owned items.
Get help with bike repairs
Cyclab, Princeton's do-it-yourself community bicycle repair shop provides access to the tools, space, and the knowledge you need for fixing your bike. The Cyclab is staffed by volunteer mechanics who will assist with repairs and is located in Rockefeller College.
The TigerTransit shuttle is a great way to get around campus—and it's always free. The shuttle buses stop at academic and administrative buildings, undergraduate and graduate housing, Nassau Street, and even the Forrestal Center and Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
TigerTransit operates on a fixed route schedule, with late night transportation for the Princeton Junction Station available on-demand when the Dinky isn’t running.
The TigerTransit Saturday Shopper goes to various shopping centers and grocery stores near campus. Refer to the TigerTracker app for the real-time location of the shuttle buses.
You may sign up for a WeCar Car Sharing membership to rent a car for a few hours or for the day whenever you need it. Seven carshare locations serve campus.
The Rideshare Carpool Service is a free matching service for Princeton University faculty and staff who want to commute with others. It's a great way to meet new people and split the cost of gas and tolls.
The campus is connected to New Jersey Transit and Amtrak at Princeton Junction by a two-car train known fondly as the "Dinky." You will find the Dinky station just below McCarter Theater on the campus map.
Short ride to the city
From Princeton Junction, a one-hour train ride will take you to Manhattan or Philadelphia.
NJ Transit stops in a number of places on the Princeton campus and downtown. Both the #605 and #606 buses serve the Princeton campus and Nassau Street.
An airport shuttle will pick you up from campus and drop you off at Newark Liberty, Philadelphia International, JFK and LaGuardia Airports. Return service is also available, and reservations for the shuttle can be made online.
Taxi service to airports is also available.
- A & A Princeton Taxi: (609) 581-2565
- AAA Princeton Taxi: (609) 921-1177
- Princeton Economy Taxi & Limo: (866) 880-7433