Student Transportation Choices
Did you know that more than 95 percent of Princeton’s undergraduate and graduate students commute to class by walking, biking, TigerTransit, or public transportation? Whether you need a rental bike for a ride across campus, a train to the airport, or a rental car for the afternoon, we have you covered.
Princeton University’s TigerTransit shuttle system operates on a fixed route schedule, providing safe, convenient and reliable transportation throughout the Princeton campus and surrounding community. The system is free and open to the public. Students can also make use of the late-night, On-Demand service during the school year from 10pm-3am.
There are TigerTransit stops located at most major academic and administrative buildings; faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate student housing; visitor and commuter parking lots; Princeton (Dinky) Station; Nassau Street; 701 Carnegie and 693 Alexander offices; Princeton Junction Station; Forrestal Campus; and the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020: Due to current public health guidelines, bike rentals at Princeton University are currently unavailable. The University is working on alternative mobility solutions to safely meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff on campus in the fall and beyond. Please see the Campus Mobility Project website for more details.
(UPDATED JUNE 18, 2020) Enterprise has indefinitely suspended carshare service on Princeton's campus, effective June 18, 2020. Existing Enterprise Carshare members have access to a discounted daily rate at nearby Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations and the Enterprise office on Alexander Road in Princeton is open - details have been provided via email. For more information regarding Enterprise or your carshare account, please see here.
The University is working on alternative mobility solutions to safely meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff on campus in the fall and beyond. Please see the Campus Mobility Project website for more details.
Princeton University’s campus is served by a variety of public transit options:
Rail Access. Princeton Station is home to the "Dinky," a small commuter train operated by New Jersey Transit providing shuttle service to the Princeton Junction Station on the Northeast Corridor. From Princeton Junction, you can catch NJ Transit headed anywhere along the NE corridor or connect to NJ Transit hubs in Trenton, Newark Penn, or New York Penn to transfer to Amtrak and other NJ Transit, Philadelphia, and New York City rail and bus lines.
Buses. NJ Transit currently operates three bus routes that service Nassau Street, Princeton Station, 701 Carnegie Center, and Princeton’s Forrestal campus. From Nassau Street you can also catch CoachUSA, a private bus operation, with service to several destinations in New Jersey and New York from Nassau Street. Check below for information about the variety of bus service to Princeton’s campus:
- #600 Bus Line Trenton - Plainsboro (701 Carnegie and Forrestal Campus)
- #605 Bus Line Montgomery, Princeton, Quaker Bridge Mall (Princeton Station)
- #606 Bus Line Princeton - Hamilton (Palmer Square on Nassau St.)
- #100 Coach Suburban Transit New York, New Brunswick, Princeton
- FreeB, service from Princeton station around the town of Princeton
We love our cyclists at Princeton! The University provides substantial bike parking and infrastructure throughout its core campus and satellite campuses. In order to make the most of your cycling experience at Princeton, please scan through all of the resources we have to support your bike commute
Zimride Rideshare is a free ride matching service for the Princeton University community. The program provides interested applicants with a match list of other Princeton University community members who live and work near them and want to create carpool or vanpool, or even simply share a ride for a single long-distance trip.
Go to the Zimride Rideshare Princeton page and login to using your NetID and password. Click on the "Search" button to find available carpools or you may click on "Post a ride" button and start one of your own.
Learn about some of the convenient ways to get around campus without having to own and maintain your own car. Options include car sharing and bike sharing, mass transit and more! Download Going Places (PDF).