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Train Schedules to Princeton, NJ from Philadelphia

In an effort to help the hundreds of music and movie lovers that visit Princeton Record Exchange from Philadelphia, we've composed this page of train service information.

If you're not visiting from Philadelphia and are having difficulty figuring out how to visit us by train, our staff would be happy to assist you. Simply email info@prex.com or call 609-921-0881 to speak with a friendly member of our staff.

Train Service Information:

Trains generally run every 30 to 60 minutes on weekdays, and hourly on weekends and weeknights.

When traveling by Train to/from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Most of our customers from Philadelphia take a SEPTA train to Trenton, transfer to a NJ Transit train to Princeton Junction (one town over from us), and then use the shuttle train into Princeton. The total trip, including transfers, takes about 90 minutes. See the schedule from 30th street station or the map of the entire septa region.

There are a few Amtrak trains that will take you directly to Princeton Junction, but most will only take you as close as Trenton and they are all much more expensive. The SEPTA trains that go to Trenton are slower, but they are much cheaper and run much more frequently. From the Trenton Station, transfer to a NJ Transit train on the Northeast Corridor Line towards New York, and get off at Princeton Junction. 

Alternatively, you make take a taxi from Trenton to Princeton Record Exchange for about $50.

From Princeton Junction you have a few options to get to our store.

  • You may take a smaller shuttle train (called "the dinky") to Princeton's local train station. This shuttle train meets the incoming trains from NYC and takes about 5 minutes. 
  • From the local Princeton station, take a 8 minute walk (Map and step by step directions below), or a short taxi ride (for around $8) to our store.
  • Alternatively, you may take a taxi directly from Princeton Junction (for around $15).

Amtrak provides the fastest service to Princeton Junction and doesn't require transfers. But because their trains are infrequent and significantly more expensive, we recommend using NJ Transit, Northeast Corridor Line.  Please see links below.

Trains run from Philadelphia to Trenton, and from Trenton to Princeton approximately every 30 minutes on Monday through Friday, and approximately every 60 minutes on Saturday, Sunday and some holidays. Some holidays follow weekend schedules.

Once you've opened the schedule from the link below, note that times for Monday through Friday, as well as Saturdays and Sundays, are all in the same document on different pages (scroll up and down to change pages).

Please locate the "zoom in" button (the plus sign graphic) at the top of your browser in order to increase the font size of the page. After doing so, you will probably need to scroll the page to the left or right, which you can do with the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the page.

Plan your trip to Princeton now: View the Septa Train Schedule Online (as of October 2006)

Note: Because the SEPTA Website changes schedules and links from time to time, the above link may not work. If this is the case, please notify our webmaster: info@prex.com.You can also access SEPTA's Home Page and NJ Transit's Home Page by clicking on the links.

Walking map to our store from the local train station:


Step by step Directions from the Philadelphia (Center City) area by train

  1. Take one of the SEPTA lines (such as from the 30th Sreet station in Philadelphia) to Trenton.
  2. Switch to New Jersey Transit train "Northeast Corridor" to Princeton Junction.
  3. Get off at Princeton Junction.
  4. Switch to the New Jersey Transit shuttle train (Dinky) to downtown Princeton.
  5. As you get off the train, walk to the right onto University Place.
  6. At the end go right onto Nassau Street.
  7. Pass one light, and turn left onto S. Tulane St.
  8. Continue 1/2 block, and we're on the left just before the parking lot.

Alternate Route:

  1. Take one of the SEPTA lines (such as from the 30th Sreet station in Philadelphia) to Trenton.
  2. Switch to New Jersey Transit train "Northeast Corridor" to Princeton Junction.
  3. Get off at Princeton Junction.
  4. Take a short cab ride from Princeton Junction to Princeton Record Exchange.

We hope the links and info above will help make your travel arrangements more convenient and enjoyable. If you have any suggestions for useful travel links, please feel free to email info@prex.com with them. We look forward to doing business with you.

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