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 or by bicycle following 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.
Bring your bicycle
Bicycles on campus are encouraged, so if you have one, be sure to bring it. Register your bike with Transportation & Parking Services, which has bike policies, online registration, and safety regulations on its website.
The Department of Public Safety can provide—for a fee—a U-shaped lock for locking your bike to the many bike stands throughout campus. If you want to hang your bike in your room, contact the Facilities Customer Service Center and they will install hooks.
Shuttle Around Campus
The TigerTransit shuttle is a great way to get around campus. It provides safe, convenient, and reliable transportation and operates on a fixed route schedule, stopping at academic and administrative buildings, undergraduate and graduate housing, Nassau Street, and even the Forrestal Center and Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
TigerTransit can also transport you to and from the Princeton Junction train station late at night when the Dinky is not running.
The "Dinky," NJ Transit and Amtrak
The campus is connected to the New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains 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 on New Jersey Transit or Amtrak will take you to Manhattan or Philadelphia.
Register Your Car
As a pedestrian campus, Princeton’s campus is not navigated by car. If you choose to bring a vehicle to campus for driving off-campus, you must register it to obtain a parking permit and adhere to parking regulations.