Directions to Princeton

Princeton is located in central New Jersey, approximately 50 miles southwest of New York City and 45 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The most convenient way to reach Princeton is through the Newark airport, but there are a number of other options, described below.

The location of the plenary talks is Richardson Auditorium, near the northwest corner of the Princeton campus, as shown here. The location of the parallel sessions is the IAS campus.


Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): This is the most convenient airport for mass transit (see directions below). By train or by car, it takes 50 minutes to reach Princeton.

Getting to/from Campus (Olympic Airporter):

The Olympic Airporter is available at a cost of $40.00 each way with direct service from Newark International Airport to the Princeton University campus.  Reservations may be made by calling 800-822-9797 or online at www. The shuttle will drop off and pick up in University Parking Lot 23. Please check with Olympic Airporter prior to travel to confirm pricing. Please click this link for information/schedule for the Campus bus shuttle TigerTransit.

Getting to/from Campus from Newark Airport (Public Transportation):

Through mid-July, the AIRTRAIN shuttle and Newark Airport train station will be closed for a major renovation project. Delays in regular service are expected. To take public transportation from Newark Airport to Princeton, you will need to take shuttle buses provided by the Port Authority to Newark Penn Station for train service to Princeton. 

1. After collecting baggage, proceed to Level 2, Door 2 of your Newark Airport terminal.
2. Exit Door 2 of your terminal and turn left once outside to locate “The Courtyard.”
3. Purchase a NJ Transit Ticket to PRINCETON STATION
4. Take shuttle bus to Newark Penn Station
5. Look for Northeast Corridor Line train to Trenton/Southbound
6. Take Northeast Corridor Line to Princeton Junction Train Station
7. Change at Princeton Junction to one car “Dinky” train or shuttle bus to campus
8. Arrive on campus
NOTE: You will need your train ticket for all portions of the trip. Please have it accessible.

The Port Authority will have Customer Care Representatives, easily identified by their red jackets, available in key locations to assist customers throughout the service suspension.  The cost of the train is $18.40 each way from Newark Airport to the Princeton University Campus. The hotline for questions about the Newark Airport shuttle service is (973) 961-6000.  Stay on the line to speak to an operator. Shuttles back to the airport will pick up just outside of the main waiting room at Newark Penn Station. Train schedules are available at Please check with NJ Transit prior to travel to confirm pricing.


There is direct train access to the Princeton campus. Amtrak and NJTransit trains can get you to Princeton Junction Station. At this station, it is possible to either take a taxi to Princeton (about $12) or the "Dinky", a small train to the campus (a ticket can be purchased in a NJTransit ticket machine). Princeton Junction is not as frequent an Amtrak stop as NY Penn Station or Trenton, so these stations can be used to transfer to NJ Transit to Princeton Junction. Please check with NJ Transit prior to travel to confirm pricing.

Driving directions

Driving directions can be found at this link. A Google-Maps-appropriate street address for the main conference auditorium is Alexander Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544; however, please note that parking close to the auditorium may be difficult to find! 

Visitor parking is available in lot 21 (referred to as Lot 21, Princeton, NJ 08544 on Google Maps) and lot 23 (referred to as Lot 23, Princeton, NJ 08544 on Google Maps), both just off of Faculty Road. Shuttles run from lot 21 (served by the East Line) and lot 23 (served by the Central Line) to the main campus and back approximately every 20 minutes. The TigerTransit pages provide more information and also a schedule.

More information

More information about traveling to Princeton can be found at the web pages on the