Travel from Philadelphia Airport

Traveling from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

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

The local rail system, SEPTA, has stations at each terminal of the airport. You would take a "Airport Line" train to 30th Street Station in downtown Philadelphia and transfer to a "Trenton Line" train to Trenton, New Jersey. Upon arrival in Trenton, you would take a New Jersey Transit train to the “Princeton Junction” station.

SEPTA schedules can be found here

New Jersey Transit train schedules can be found here.

You should select the "Northeast Corridor" Rail Line Schedule and look for the Saturday/Sunday/Holiday section to find information on trains to Princeton on Sunday, July 16.

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 Philadelphia Airport to Princeton rather than separate tickets from Philadelphia 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 January 8, 2018, service on the NEC and NJCL will be adjusted to accommodate Amtrak track rehabilitation work at New York Penn Station. During this time, schedules will be modified. Other train lines may have slight adjustments.


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