Home to one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning, Princeton, New Jersey, is centrally located in the heart of the Garden State, just a dozen miles from the capital, Trenton, and just over an hour from New York City. Flights to Princeton will bring visitors into Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and from the airport, it's about a 40-mile drive southwest to the city. Whether flying to Princeton to see the stunning campus and its historic buildings or to enjoy the beauty of New Jersey and its surroundings, this quaint college town is sure to please lovers of both architecture and history.
Transportation from EWR
When arriving at EWR, there are many options for traveling from the airport to Princeton. For those who prefer the option to be able to travel the surrounding area, EWR has about a dozen different car rental companies on sight to choose from. However, if you plan to stay near campus and would like to keep costs down, in addition to the cheap Princeton airfare you'll pay, both Amtrak and NJ Transit offer train service between EWR and Princeton, with a station adjacent to campus, allowing for a very reasonably priced and super convenient trip.
Depending on what you want to see during your visit, you'll find many Princeton hotels close to both the school and EWR, as well. If you choose to stay in town near the school, you'll be just steps from the 500-acre campus with breathtaking architecture and dozens of historic and amazing buildings.
Vacations in Princeton are enriching experiences, and being so close to such a renowned university, you can't help but learn a thing or two. When planning your next trip, don't forget that Travelocity has tons of Princeton flights, and that you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.
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