Whether you are planning an extended visit or just visiting campus for a meeting, Princeton’s campus is conveniently serviced by just about every mode of transportation. Check below for more information on the different ways to access and explore Princeton.
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.
TPS and Princeton University welcomed Zagster bikeshare to campus in early 2016, and now we can’t imagine life without it! Members pay a one-time $20 fee, and through a smartphone app (iPhone/Android), can rent a bike from any of the locations listed below. Rentals less than two hours are free, and after that, are $2 per hour (maximum $20). Use a bike for a one-way trip during the day or tour campus with out of town visitors. Visit Zagster’s Princeton website to learn more, and start and end your trip at any of the locations listed below:
- Princeton Station
- Firestone Library
- Caldwell Fieldhouse
- Icahn Lab
- Whitman College
- Forbes College
- Friend Center
- Frist Campus Center
- Lakeside Apartments
- Graduate College
- Lawrence Apartments
- Alexander Hall
- Princeton Shopping Center
- Forrestal Campus (Plainsboro)
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 four 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