Getting Around Trenton

Trenton, the state capital of New Jersey, is located on the Delaware River just across from Pennsylvania. Trenton is situated between Philadelphia and New York City. It is 70 miles south of New York City and 33 miles north of Philadelphia. Trenton is also just 12 miles south of Princeton, N.J., home of Princeton University.

The transportation hub of Trenton is the Trenton Transit Center at 72 South Clinton Avenue. The station is the connecting point to mass transit throughout the East Coast and Northeast Corridor.

The Trenton Transit Center is a major stop on the commuter rail systems serving both metropolitan New York-New Jersey and metropolitan Philadelphia. Trenton is the last stop on the New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor line between Trenton and Penn Station in New York City. Major stops along the line include Princeton Junction (serving Princeton), Newark Liberty International Airport, and Penn Station in Newark, N.J.

Service is available from Trenton to Philadelphia on Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) regional rail line with stops between Trenton and downtown Philadelphia, including 30th Street Station, which is the Amtrak station serving Philadelphia.

The SEPTA rail line into Philadelphia connects to the city's mass transit system and the New Jersey Transit line into Penn Station in New York connects with its MTA subway and bus lines and the Long Island Rail Road.

Trenton is also served by the SEPTA line from the West Trenton station to Philadelphia. A River City line links the Trenton Transit Center to a dozen communities on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. The River City line connects in Pennsauken, N.J., just east of Philadelphia, to the Atlantic City line which runs between Philadelphia's 30th Street Station and Atlantic City, on the New Jersey shore.

Amtrak service is available at the Trenton Transit Center via 11 lines: Acela Express, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Keystone Service, Palmetto, Pennsylvania, Northeast Regional, Silver Star, Silver Meteor and Vermonter.

The main highway corridor serving Trenton is Interstate 95, which connects from the northeast via the New Jersey Turnpike. I-95 connects to Interstate 195 traveling west to Interstate 295 and then becomes Interstate 95 again as it circles to the north of metropolitan Trenton. It then crosses into Pennsylvania and on into Philadelphia. U.S. Highway 1 traverses Trenton from the northeast to the southeast. U.S. Highway 206 comes into downtown Trenton from the north.