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.

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)

Transportation & Parking Services has partnered with Enterprise CarShare to provide car sharing services for the Princeton University community. Enterprise CarShare vehicles are conveniently located on campus and allow students, faculty and staff with a driver’s license to rent a car for under one hour or up to a full day—however long you need it, the car is yours.

Apply for membership online

Enterprise CarShare Locations (click here for map):

  • Dillon Gym: 4 vehicles
  • Frist Campus Center: 2 vehicles
  • Graduate College
  • Lakeside Apartments: 3 vehicles
  • Lawrence Apartments: 3 vehicles
  • Merwick Apartments
  • Stanworth Apartments
  • Olden House
  • Princeton Station

Enterprise CarShare Deal

 

Princeton University’s campus is served by a variety of public transit options:

Rail AccessPrinceton 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 TrentonNewark 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:

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

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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).