Travel Suppliers: Rail

Amtrak trains connect Princeton Junction to Washington, D.C., Boston and the broader region. Amtrak can be booked online through Concur or online directly with Amtrak. Amtrak offers Digital Wallet Payments via its website as well as the Amtrak app. If you are planning a meeting or event where an Amtrak group discount could be helpful, please contact the Financial Service Center for more information.

A train known locally as “The Dinky” connects campus (Princeton Station at Alexander Street) to the Northeast Corridor line at Princeton Junction station. 

Northbound NJ Transit trains passing through Princeton Junction provide direct service to New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport.  NJ Transit tickets must be purchased at a station kiosk.  A southbound transfer to the SEPTA regional rail Trenton Line train at Trenton provides service to Philadelphia. 


For more information on getting to Princeton University via rail service, visit our Parking and Transportation page.