Travel

 Travel Info

TRAVEL

  • If you are taking the train from the Newark Airport (or elsewhere), please note the shuttle from Princeton Junction to Princeton is currently not operating. There is a bus service instead, which you can find the schedule for here.

TRAVEL SUBSIDIES

We will offer up to $50 for travel reimbursements to Princeton, NJ. This does not apply if you go to school in Philadelphia, New York City, or the state of New Jersey.

ARRIVING BY CAR

There will be signs posted throughout the University to direct you towards Friend Center. For a detailed parking map, go to http://www.princeton.edu/parking/Parking_Lots.pdf.

ARRIVING BY PLANE

If you’re flying to HackPrinceton, we recommend arriving at one of these airports: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) or Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Both airports are connected by train to Princeton, with EWR being the closer of the two.

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

The Princeton campus is serviced by an offshoot of the NJTransit Northeast Corridor train line. There will be a shuttle bus between Princeton and Princeton Junction.

Note that there are two stations with “Princeton” in their name: Princeton Station and Princeton Junction. Princeton Station is your final destination, and you must transfer there from Princeton Junction. You can buy a single train ticket all the way to Princeton Station and keep it for the transfer.

  • Train from New York City: From Penn Station, take the NJTransit Northeast Corridor (NOT Northeast Regional) train to Princeton Station, boarding in the Trenton-bound direction. At Princeton Junction, transfer to the “Dinky” train's replacement bus to continue to Princeton Station. Exact train times can be looked up on the NJTransit site or on Google Maps.

  • Train from Newark Airport (EWR): Once you leave the secure area, follow signs for the AirTrain, the inter-terminal monorail. Board the AirTrain for the RailLink station. Upon arrival, head up the stairs to the left and cross the bridge to the train station. From the blue-and-orange machines, purchase a ticket on the NJTransit Northeast Corridor (NOT Northeast Regional) train to Princeton Station. Then head to Track 5 to board the train towards Trenton. At Princeton Junction, transfer to the “Dinky” train's replacement bus to continue to Princeton Station. Exact train times can be looked up on the NJTransit site or on Google Maps.

  • Train from Philadelphia (including PHL): Take the train from the to 30th Street Station (the main station in Philly). Transfer here to the eastbound SEPTA train towards Trenton. At Trenton, transfer to the Newark/New York City- bound NJTransit Northeast Corridor (NOT Northeast Regional) train to Princeton Station. At Princeton Junction, transfer to the “Dinky” train's replacement bus to continue to Princeton Station. Exact train times can be looked up on the NJTransit site or on Google Maps.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

If you have any additional questions about traveling to Princeton, feel free to reach out to our travel team at team@hackprinceton.com.