Students walking on campus

Navigating Campus

Bike or Walk

Many students find the best way to get around Princeton's 500-acre campus is on foot or by bicycle. Princeton University encourages the use of bicycles as a convenient and sustainable form of transportation on campus. There are pedestrian-shared, paved paths throughout campus.

Students are encouraged to register their bikes with Transportation & Parking Services. Bike policies, online registration and safety regulations are posted on their website. For a fee the Department of Public Safety will supply you with a U-shaped lock to secure your bike at the bike stands located throughout campus.

If you want to store your bicycle in your room, University carpenters will install bike hooks. Just complete an online service request or contact the Facilities Service Center.

Transportation & Parking Services
Department of Public Safety
Facilities Service Center

Interactive Campus Map

The Interactive Campus Map is a helpful resource for navigating your way around Princeton University.

Interactive Campus Map

TigerTransit Campus Shuttle

The TigerTransit is a great way to get around the University. You’ll find shuttle stops throughout campus. On-demand service provides late night transportation from the Princeton Junction train station when the Dinky is not running.

TigerTransit

Car

The campus is pedestrian oriented and not navigated by car. If you choose to bring a vehicle to campus for off-campus transportation, you must register your vehicle with Transportation & Parking Services to obtain a parking permit. Freshmen and sophomores may not bring a vehicle on campus.

Transportation & Parking Services

The "Dinky"

The “Dinky,” a two-car train, connects the campus with the Northeast Corridor Line at Princeton Junction, about two miles from Princeton. At Princeton Junction, New Jersey Transit or Amtrak will take you to New York City or Philadelphia in about an hour. You’ll find the Dinky Station just below McCarter Theatre on the campus map.

New Jersey Transit

Amtrak