The Institute for Advanced Study is located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the central part of the state. It is approximately 50 miles (80 km) southwest of New York City and 45 miles (74 km) northeast of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Traveling by Train
If traveling to Princeton by train, you may take AMTRAK (http://www.amtrak.com/home) or New Jersey Transit(http://www.njtransit.com) into the Princeton Junction, New Jersey station. If the AMTRAK schedule into Princeton Junction is not convenient, you may also take AMTRAK to the Trenton, New Jersey station and then take a New Jersey Transit train to the Princeton Junction station.
From the Princeton Junction station, you may either take a taxicab (at the cost of about $20 USD) or the New Jersey Transit shuttle train (sometimes referred to as the DINKY) from the Princeton Junction station to the Princeton station and walk to the Institute.