Princeton's campus is designed for walking and biking—but there are other transportation options—both on and off campus.
You can most easily navigate Princeton’s 500-acre campus on foot, by bicycle, or in one of the convenient TigerTransit shuttle buses. Bikes and pedestrians share the paved pathways that connect dorms, academic and administrative buildings, and other facilities. The Princeton University interactive map can help you find your way around campus.
In order to encourage employees to leave their cars at home, Transportation and Parking has developed Revise Your Ride. This pilot program offers enhanced incentives to participate in one of the five Transportation Demand Management programs: bike/walk, carpool, vanpool, rail reimbursement, and free NJ Transit bus pass.
Bicycles on campus are encouraged, so if you have one be sure to bring it. Then take a look at the University map for the best routes on campus.
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.
A short term bike rental program is available at the new Princeton "Dinky' Train Station on Alexander Road. Renters become members of the program and then rent as needed. There will be 10 bicycles available at the station. For more information and to apply for membership please visit the Bike Rental at the Arts and Transit Plaza website.
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 including Target, Trader Joe's, MarketFair Mall and the Princeton Shopping Center.
Sign up for the Enterprise CarShare Program to rent a car for a few hours or for the day whenever you need it.
Rideshare Carpool 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’ll find the Dinky Station just below McCarter Theatre on the campus map.
From Princeton Junction, a one-hour train ride will take you to Manhattan or Philadelphia.
An airport shuttle can 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