Information for participants traveling to Princeton

Travel Information

General Notes

A hotel block has been reserved at the Nassau Inn in Princeton, NJ, located adjacent to the Princeton University campus.
The 2024 Bootcamp will be held on campus in Lewis Library. It may be useful to review the University webpages about traveling to and visiting Princeton.

Please send any questions about travel to the workshop to Andrea Rubinstein or Ian Cosden.

Travel Reimbursement

Participants receiving travel support will be sent instructions via email.

Travel by Train

From Newark Liberty International (EWR) airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and from many other locations along the east coast (e.g., Boston, NYC, Washington DC, and Baltimore), it is possible to travel to Princeton by train. Note that there are two train stations you will need to know:

The major train station closest to Princeton is “Princeton Junction Station” (PJC). This is served by New Jersey Transit on the “Northeast Corridor Line”. PJC also has some limited direct service by Amtrak. The campus train station is “Princeton Station”. This is served only by a small commuter train (the “Dinky”) which goes along a spur line from Princeton Junction Station to campus. It is operated by New Jersey Transit. If you are coming from EWR, Trenton or NYC Penn Station, you should buy a New Jersey Transit ticket through to Princeton Station. You will then need to take a train to Princeton Junction train station (check that your particular train stops there!), get off at Princeton Junction train station and take the “Dinky” from Princeton Junction train station to Princeton train station. From the Princeton train station it is about a 15 minute walk to the Nassau Inn. Uber and Lyft should be possible on and around Princeton University campus, the town of Princeton, and Princeton Junction train station.

If you are coming on Amtrak, most trains do not stop at Princeton Junction (with only a few exceptions, see the Amtrak website). You will need to take Amtrak to Newark or Trenton and then switch to New Jersey Transit, as above, to get to Princeton Junction Station and then to Princeton Station on campus.

Travel by Air

The closest and most convenient airport to come to Princeton is Newark Liberty International (EWR). Most participants will find that the best solution for domestic flights within the US. This is the recommended airport unless the cost is significantly higher than other alternatives. From there it is convenient to take the train as described above.

The next closest airport is Philadelphia International (PHL) but will require a 60 min+ Uber/Lyft ride to Princeton. Another option is flying into John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) at the cost of additional travel time. From JFK, the easiest is probably to the Airtrain to Jamaica Station and then take the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to New York Penn Station. Alternatively there is the subway or a bus (NYC Airporter with service from JFK to NYC Penn Station. From NYC Penn Station, you can take the train to Princeton as described above.

From a small number of locations it may also be possible to fly to Trenton-Mercer Airport. Getting from there to the Princeton campus is more complicated and involves using an Uber or Lyft, buses, and/or going to the train station in Trenton and taking New Jersey Transit trains, as above.