Travel from Newark Airport

Traveling from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Newark Airport is about two hours from Princeton when traveling by public transportation. It is about one hour by car, assuming no delays.

We recommend the NJ Transit train service as the most convenient way to travel to Princeton.

AirTrain from Newark Airport

The free AirTrain at Newark Airport provides easy transportation from the airport to a nearby train station that serves New Jersey Transit (trains to New York City, Princeton, and other destinations within New Jersey) and AMTRAK (trains to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, etc.). Take the AirTrain from your terminal to Airport Station to connect to New Jersey Transit and Amtrak.

You can find more information about the AirTrain here.

New Jersey Transit Train Service

You will find information on the New Jersey Transit train schedules here

You should select the “Northeast Corridor” Rail Line Schedule and look for the Saturday/Sunday/Holiday section to find information on trains from Newark Penn Station to Princeton Junction station on Sunday, July 16. All Northeast Corridor trains in the direction of Trenton stop at Princeton Junction.

You would take a New Jersey Transit train from Newark Penn Station to the “Princeton Junction” station. From “Princeton Junction,” you may take a taxi (at a cost of about $20 US) or you may take the New Jersey Transit shuttle train (sometimes referred to as the “DINKY”) from the Princeton Junction station to the Princeton station, then you may walk to the Institute (about 20 minutes) or your program housing (about 10 minutes). If you plan to take the Dinky, it is cheaper to buy a single ticket from Newark Airport to Princeton rather than separate tickets from Newark Airport to Princeton Junction and from Princeton Junction to Princeton. We will provide participants staying in program housing with further details when we notify them of their specific housing assignments shortly before the start of the program.

PLEASE NOTE: As of April 28, 2017, please expect delays of 15-minutes on weekdays and 30-minutes on weekends on all New Jersey Transit lines traveling into and out of New York Penn Station as AMTRAK performs track maintenance. These delays are expected to continue until further notice.


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