COVID 19 UPDATES: In accordance with NJ Governor Executive Orders for transit services and Princeton’s COVID-19 campus policies: All passengers will be required to wear a face covering unless approved for a medical accommodation (see EHS face covering policy) and maintain social distancing as much as possible. Frequent hand washing is highly recommended. All boarding and exiting are from the rear of the bus. TigerTransit ridership is being monitored during peak trips for crowding, and drivers will enforce 50% capacity limits. Extra buses will be added, if required, to accommodate high-demand routes like the Weekend Shopper. TigerTransit buses undergo more frequent cleaning/disinfecting. TigerTransit drivers are enrolled in the University's weekly COVID testing program.
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. There are TigerTransit stops located at most major academic and administrative buildings, commuter parking lots, and housing facilities. The system is free and open to the public, except for late-night on-demand service and service from Princeton Junction, when passengers must present a valid University ID to board.
Shuttle operations will be limited or suspended during University holidays and, rarely, during severe weather events. Check the TPS homepage for announcements regarding any major disruption to scheduled service.
TigerTransit routes and timetables are subject to change throughout the year. Check the TPS homepage and Twitter feed for news about changes.
- Departs Grad College for Equad every half hour on the _:00 and _:30
- Departs Washington Road at McCosh Walk for Grad College every half hour on the _:19 and _:49
- Departs Lot 21 for Nassau St. via Washington Road every half hour on the _:15 and _:45 from 8am-9pm
- Special AM rush hour service every 15 minutes between 5am-8am from Lot 21 to Equad via Washington Road - no service from Grad College during these hours
- Passengers must catch the bus on Washington Road, northbound, from stops at Goheen Walk or McCosh Walk for direct return trips to Grad College. Buses departing Friend Center service Lot 21 southbound before returning to Grad College.
- This route has extra service every 15-minutes from 9am-11am and 4pm-6pm
- Departs Lawrence for Equad every half hour on the _:00 and _:30
- Departs Lakeside for Equad every half hour on the _:04 and _:34
- Departs Friend Center for Lakeside and Lawrence every half hour on the _:15 and _:45
- Only service from Merwick arrives/departs 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am and 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
- Departures from Friend Center for Forrestal/PPPL:
- 7:40am, 8:40am, 9:40am, 10:20am, 11:00am, 11:40am, 12:20pm, 1:00pm, 1:40pm, 2:20pm, 3:00pm, 3:40pm, 4:40pm, 5:40pm, 6:40pm
- Departures from Forrestal/PPPL to campus:
- 7:55am/8:00am, 8:55am/9:00am, 9:55am/10:00am, 10:35am/10:40am, 11:15am/11:20am, 11:55am/12:00pm, 12:35pm/12:40pm, 1:15pm/1:20pm, 1:55pm/2:00pm, 2:35pm/2:40pm, 3:15pm/3:20pm, 3:55pm/4:00pm, 4:55pm/5:00pm, 5:55pm/6:00pm, 6:55pm/7:00pm
- Passengers boarding at Forrestal must ride through PPPL stop for return trips to campus
- When servicing Merwick (includes departures from PPPL before 10:30am and after 3:30pm) this route does NOT service Friend Center. Passengers headed to Equad should use the McCosh Walk stop on Washington Road.
- Departs Princeton Junction for Equad via visitor parking/Princeton Station every half hour on the _:00 and _:30
- Departs Friend Center for Princeton Junction via Princeton Station/visitor parking every half hour on the _:00 and _:30
- Arrivals at Admissions Information Center northbound from visitor parking/Princeton Station every half hour on the _:17 and _:47, and departs Admissions Information Center southbound to visitor parking/Princeton Station every half hour on the _:08 and _:38
- No service to/from Princeton Junction between the hours of 7:00am-8:00am and 6:00pm-9:00pm. Route operates between visitor parking/Princeton Station and Equad during these hours
- Passengers boarding at Princeton Junction must have Princeton University ID
- Departs every 40 minutes towards the shopping center from:
- Graduate College, starting at 9:00AM (Saturday) / 11:00AM (Sunday)
- Lakeside Apartment, starting at 9:08AM (Saturday) / 11:08AM (Sunday)
- Lawrence Apartment, starting at 9:12AM (Saturday) / 11:12AM (Sunday)
- Departs every 40 minutes towards the Equad from:
- Lawrence Apartment, starting at 9:44AM (Saturday) / 11:44AM (Sunday)
- Lakeside Apartment, starting at 9:48AM (Saturday) / 11:48AM (Sunday)
- Graduate College, starting at 9:56AM (Saturday) / 11:56AM (Sunday)
**NEW** real-time bus app | Download TripShot (simply search TripShot in the app store) to your Android or iOS device for real-time bus arrival info on the go. You can also plan your trip by tracking the real-time arrival of your bus with TripShot right from your desktop or tablet.
While a mobile login is required for night-time on-demand services, no password is required to track bus locations using our public instance. To get started, simply open TripShot > select public system > “TigerTransit”.
Subscribe to TigerTransit Email Alerts and be the first to know about service changes or disruptions.
On-Demand Bus Service | Every Night, 9pm - 1am | **NEW** real-time bus app: Request through the TripShot App (preferred) or call 609-874-0699 | On-Demand Bus Service is available seven days per week during the academic year, excluding holidays. Provides service to all campus academic and residential buildings. Riders can now request On-demand service right from the TripShot app (Android or iOS) during On-demand hours. Please note for on-demand service requests, users must create a free account.
To book a ride, open up the TripShot app during on-demand service hours:
|Begin Your Request
|Confirm Your Trip
Please “pardon our transit--ion” as TigerTransit operates an interim fleet of vehicles until Fall 2022.
All interim fleet vehicles will be safe, ADA accessible, and easily recognizable as part of the TigerTransit network with University branding or signage.
• Passenger Capacity: varied
• Wheelchair Capacity: 2
• Accessibility Features: Flip-out ramp; Low floor kneeling
• Bicycle Rack: Front load rack, holds up to 2 bikes
• Tracking: Web-based GPS real-time tracking (TripShot)
- The purpose of TigerTransit is primarily to connect University buildings and facilities to one another, to parking and to public transit, at the times when students, faculty, and staff must travel among them.
- Most routes will be expected to attract 20 boardings per service hour. This is because they are designed to:
- Offer high frequencies where large numbers of people need to travel over distances too far to walk.
- Provide for direct, non-circuitous travel among major destinations.
- Serve two-way demand and overlapping markets with the same route when possible
- Some routes will be needed even if they do not attract 20 boardings per service hour, in order to:
- Connect students to classes that are not easily reachable by walking or bicycling.
- Serve those who have difficulty walking or riding fixed-route transit.
- Support student life by providing access to shopping and services.
- Services that meet these guidelines may require people to walk up to 10 minutes from a University building to reach a TigerTransit stop.
- For University buildings which are costly to reach with transit or where very few people can be expected to ride, the University will find other more cost-effective ways to help people commute and move around throughout the day.