Traveling to Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
Details regarding your arrival at PPPL can be found on the main PPPL.gov website, including the following:
Princeton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau's website provides an overview of Princeton and the surrounding area.
Princeton Area Airports
Princeton can be reached via four international airports and one local airport.
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), located 40 miles north
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), located 55 miles south
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
- LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)
- Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) via Frontier Airlines
Train Transportation to and from Airports
SEPTA regional rail
215.580.7800 to and from Philadelphia International Airport
Take the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line from Princeton Junction station (southbound) to Trenton station. Transfer to the SEPTA R7 train to Philadelphia 30th Street Station. Take the SEPTA R1 train from 30th Street to the airport.
NJ TRANSIT Trains
973.275.5555 to and from Newark Liberty International Airport
Take the Northeast Corridor line from Princeton Junction station (northbound) to Newark Liberty International Airport station and transfer to the AirTrain monorail to the airport.
973.275.5555 to and from JFK International Airport
Take the Northeast Corridor line from Princeton Junction station (northbound) to New York Penn station. From NY Penn station follow Directions for AirTrain from NY Penn Station.
973.275.5555 to and from LaGuardia International Airport
Take the Northeast Corridor line from Princeton Junction station (northbound) to New York Penn station. From NY Penn station take the NYC Airporter to the airport.
973.275.5555 to and from Trenton Mercer Airport
Take the Northeast Corridor line from Princeton Junction station (northbound) to Trenton station. Transportation to the airport is available via taxi. Go to Transportation to Trenton Mercer Airport for more information.
Train Transportation to PPPL
Amtrak and NJ Transit operate trains along the Northeast Corridor rail line with stops at Princeton Junction.
Travelers from central Philadelphia may take the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) R7 line to Trenton, N.J. Riders must then transfer to NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor line to Princeton Junction.
PPPL/Forrestal campus is approximately 5 miles north of the Princeton Junction train station. There is a taxi line at Princeton Junction and a shuttle train (the Dinky) to Princeton University main campus. For additional information on transportation to and from Princeton Junction, see also: TigerTransit and On-Demand Service
Computer use while visiting
Lodging in Princeton
PPPL has negotiated rates with the area hotels listed below. Please refer to this list when planning your visit to PPPL.
- Sonesta Hotel $97.00 per night
- Crowne Plaza Rate $110.00 per night
- Homewood Suites $127.00 per night
- Holiday Inn Princeton $99.00 per night
- Holiday Inn Express Plainsboro $109.00 per night