When Princeton students venture off campus, they can get almost anywhere by bus, air, or train. For a weekend in Boston, for example, students can choose between taking New Jersey Transit to New York City and then taking one of the popular Chinatown buses, flying on a shuttle between one of the Manhattan airports and Logan Airport, and taking Amtrak straight to Boston. A weekend in Washington yields just as many options. For everyday errands, the New Jersey Transit bus system links Princeton to several area malls and super centers.
Princeton's public transportation is very accessible, but it is somewhat inconvenient for students. The train connecting Princeton and Princeton Junction runs only once an hour through most of the day and stops running for several hours during the night, which puts huge constraints on nights out in New York City. There are plenty of airport options, which allows students to comparison-shop for airline tickets home and for vacations. Several mechanical problems on the rail system have created unfortunate delays, but that can be expected on almost any system.