Directions to IAS

The Institute for Advanced Study is located at 1 Einstein Drive in Princeton Township in central New Jersey. The Institute and its 800-acre grounds are approximately one mile from the center of the town of Princeton and are easily accessible by cartrain, or taxi  from major cities along the Eastern seaboard.

Click here to download a map of the Institute campus. The Institute Woods and grounds are enjoyed year-round by the Institute community and the public. In order to preserve the tranquil environment necessary for the work of the Institute's Faculty and visiting scholars, all School and administrative buildings are not open to the public.

For general inquiries, the main phone number of the Institute is 1-609-734-8000.

Driving Directions to the Institute - from points North and South

From points North

From Boston (approx. 5 ½ hours) Take Route 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) west to Route 84 south toward Hartford, CT.  When approaching Hartford, follow signs for Route 91 south. Take Route 91 south to Route 95 south (New Haven).  Follow Route 95 south through Connecticut and into New York State, then cross the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey. After crossing the George Washington Bridge, take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 9 (New Brunswick). After paying the toll, bear right and follow signs to Route 18 north. Merge left to the middle lane. When the lanes divide, keep left while following signs for Route 1 south (Princeton). Take Route 1 south approximately 16 miles to Alexander Road west. Follow Alexander Road to the end, at stop sign turn left. At the 2nd traffic light (Lovers Lane / Olden Lane) turn left. Proceed to the 3rd right hand turn, which is Einstein Drive. Fuld Hall, the Institute's main administration building (the building with the clock tower above it), is located on the left hand side.

From New York City (approx. 1 ½ - 2 hours) Take the Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge or the Goethals Bridge to New Jersey and follow the signs to the New Jersey Turnpike south. Take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 9 (New Brunswick). After paying the toll, bear right and follow signs to Route 18 north. Merge left to the middle lane. When the lanes divide, keep left while following signs for Route 1 south (Princeton). Take Route 1 south approximately 16 miles to Alexander Road west. Follow Alexander Road to the end, at stop sign turn left. At the 2nd traffic light (Lovers Lane / Olden Lane) turn left. Proceed to the 3rd right hand turn, which is Einstein Drive. Fuld Hall, the Institute's main administration building (the building with the clock tower above it), is located on the left hand side.

From JFK International Airport (approx. 2 hours) Take the Van Wyck Expressway north to the Belt Parkway west to the Verrazano Bridge. Go over the Verrazano Bridge to Staten Island Expressway west (Interstate 278). Follow signs to the Goethals Bridge. After crossing the Goethals Bridge, take the New Jersey Turnpike south to exit 9 (New Brunswick). After paying the toll, bear right and follow signs to Route 18 north. Merge left to the middle lane. When the lanes divide, keep left while following signs for Route 1 south (Princeton). Take Route 1 south approximately 16 miles to Alexander Road west. Follow Alexander Road to the end, at stop sign turn left. At the 2nd traffic light (Lovers Lane / Olden Lane) turn left. Proceed to the 3rd right hand turn, which is Einstein Drive.  Fuld Hall, the Institute's main administration building (the building with the clock tower above it), is located on the left hand side.

From LaGuardia International Airport (approx. 2 hours) Take the Grand Central Parkway north to the Tri-Borough Bridge. Continue over the Tri-Borough Bridge to the Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87) north to exit 1-C. Take Interstate 95 south to the George Washington Bridge. Follow the George Washington Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike south to exit 9 (New Brunswick). After paying the toll, bear right and follow signs to Route 18 north. Merge left to the middle lane. When the lanes divide, keep left while following signs for Route 1 south (Princeton). Take Route 1 south approximately 16 miles to Alexander Road west. Follow Alexander Road to the end, at stop sign turn left. At the 2nd traffic light (Lovers Lane / Olden Lane) turn left. Proceed to the 3rd right hand turn, which is Einstein Drive. Fuld Hall, the Institute's main administration building (the building with the clock tower above it), is located on the left hand side.

From Newark International Airport (approx. 1 hour) Take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 9 (New Brunswick). After paying the toll, bear right and follow signs to Route 18 north. Merge left to the middle lane. When the lanes divide, keep left while following signs for Route 1 south (Princeton).Take Route 1 south approximately 16 miles to Alexander Road west. Follow Alexander Road to the end, at stop sign turn left. At the 2nd traffic light (Lovers Lane / Olden Lane) turn left. Proceed to the 3rd right hand turn, which is Einstein Drive. Fuld Hall, the Institute's main administration building (the building with the clock tower above it), is located on the left hand side.

 
From points South

From Washington, D.C. (approx. 3 ½ hours) Take Route 95 north through Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania into New Jersey. In Baltimore, Maryland, you can take either the Harbor Tunnel or the McHenry Tunnel, they both lead to Route 95 north. Just north of Wilmington, Delaware, follow signs for Philadelphia, not the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Continue on 95 north into New Jersey to Exit 8B (Princeton Pike north). Follow Princeton Pike north to your 3rd traffic light (Lovers Lane / Olden Lane), and turn right. Proceed to the 3rd right hand turn, which is Einstein Drive.   Fuld Hall, the Institute's main administration building (the building with the clock tower above it), is located on the left hand side.

From Philadelphia (approx. 1 hour) Take Route 95 north into New Jersey to Exit 8B (Princeton Pike north). Follow Princeton Pike north to your 3rd traffic light (Lovers Lane / Olden Lane), and turn right. Proceed to the 3rd right hand turn, which is Einstein Drive.  Fuld Hall, the Institute's main administration building (the building with the clock tower above it), is located on the left hand side.

From Philadelphia International Airport (approx. 1 hour) Take Route 95 north into New Jersey to Exit 8B (Princeton Pike north). Follow Princeton Pike north to your 3rd traffic light (Lovers Lane / Olden Lane), and turn right. Proceed to the 3rd right hand turn, which is Einstein Drive.  Fuld Hall, the Institute's main administration building (the building with the clock tower above it), is located on the left hand side.

From Trenton / Mercer Airport (approx. 30 minutes) Take Interstate 95 north to exit 8B (Princeton Pike north). Follow Princeton Pike north to your 3rd traffic light (Lovers Lane / Olden Lane), and turn right. Proceed to the 3rd right hand turn, which is Einstein Drive.  Fuld Hall, the Institute's main administration building (the building with the clock tower above it), is located on the left hand side.

 
Train and Rail Directions to the Institute

It is recommended that all rates for transport be verified -- costs are subject to change.

From New York City
You may take either New Jersey Transit (1-800-772-2222) or Amtrak (1-800-872-7245) from New York Penn Station (32nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues) to Princeton Junction Station.
New Jersey Transit -  Northeast Corridor Line (approx. 1 hour 10 mins.)
Amtrak (approx. 47 mins.)

After arriving at the Princeton Junction Station, you need to travel to the Princeton Station to get to the town of Princeton.  Either take the Princeton Station train ("Dinky") (5 minute ride) and walk to the Institute (approx. 1 mile), or take one of the taxis parked at the Princeton Junction Station directly to the Institute.
   
From JFK Airport
You may take the SuperShuttle Manhattan (1-800-258-3826) from JFK to New York Penn Station. You may take either New Jersey Transit (1-800-772-2222) or Amtrak (1-800-872-7245) from New York Penn Station to Princeton Junction Station.
New Jersey Transit -  Northeast Corridor Line (approx. 1 hour 10 mins.)
Amtrak (approx. 47 mins.)

After arriving at the Princeton Junction Station, you need to travel to the Princeton Station to get to the town of Princeton.  Either take the Princeton Station train ("Dinky") (5 minute ride) and walk to the Institute (approx. 1 mile), or take one of the taxis parked at the Princeton Junction Station directly to the Institute.

From Newark Liberty International Airport   
You may take the AirTrain shuttle to New Jersey Transit at the airport.  Take the Northeast Corridor Line to Princeton Junction Station.  After arriving at the Princeton Junction Station, you need to travel to the Princeton Station to get to the town of Princeton.  Either take the Princeton Station train ("Dinky") (5 minute ride) and walk to the Institute (approx. 1 mile), or take one of the taxis parked at the Princeton Junction Station directly to the Institute.

From Philadelphia
The 30th Street station, reachable via the SEPTA (1-215-580-9800) train system, offers New Jersey Transit or Amtrak to the Trenton station.  Once at the Trenton station, take New Jersey Transit to the Princeton Junction Station. After arriving at the Princeton Junction Station, you need to travel to the Princeton Station to get to the town of Princeton.  Either take the Princeton Station train ("Dinky") (5 minute ride) and walk to the Institute (approx. 1 mile), or take one of the taxis parked at the Princeton Junction Station directly to the Institute.

From Philadelphia International Airport
Take the R1 SEPTA (1-215-580-9800) train to 30th Street station in Philadelphia.  From 30th Street station, you may take New Jersey Transit or Amtrak to the Princeton Junction Station. After arriving at the Princeton Junction Station, you need to travel to the Princeton Station to get to the town of Princeton.  Either take the Princeton Station train ("Dinky") (5 minute ride) and walk to the Institute (approx. 1 mile), or take one of the taxis parked at the Princeton Junction Station directly to the Institute.

 
Taxi Services

The following local taxi services are familiar with the Institute and Princeton:

AAA Princeton Taxi (1-800-481-8294; 1-609-921-1177; 1-609-924-1756) 

Amigo Taxi (1-609-452-2121)  

Associated Taxi (1-609-924-1222) - This is a taxi stand centrally located in town at 80 Nassau Street (at Palmer Square) 

 

Other Transportation Services

Concord Limousine (1-800-451-2490) is available 24 hours a day for service from points in New York City and from Newark Liberty International Airport, Philadelphia International Airpirt, and JFK to Princeton.

Airport Shuttle State Shuttle (formerly Olympic Airporter) - Shared transportation to Newark Liberty, JFK, and Philadelphia International Airports