For other places with the same name, see Trenton (disambiguation).
The NJ State House on West State St.

Trenton is in Mercer County, and is the capital of New Jersey.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airport is Trenton Mercer Airport (IATA: TTN) in Ewing, NJ with only limited regional coverage. The more likely option is to fly into major airports in Newark (IATA: EWR) or Philadelphia (IATA: PHL), both of which allow access to Trenton both by road and rail. From Newark, take the Northeast Corridor NJ Transit Line (it is cheaper than the Amtrak line) to Trenton. From Philadelphia, take the R1 SEPTA Line to the R7 SEPTA Line.

By train

Trenton is located along the Northeast Corridor rail line, accessible to most of the Northeast's major cities. Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and SEPTA all stop at the Trenton Amtrak Station (72 S. Clinton Avenue). If you are traveling from New York City or Philadelphia, taking NJ Transit or SEPTA respectively will be much cheaper than Amtrak. An alternate which is right in the vicinity is the West Trenton Station, where SEPTA's R3 terminates.

By car

Old Trenton Masonic Lodge, built in 1793

U.S. Highway 1 is the only major highway the runs through the city; however, I-95 runs nearby and offers easy access to Trenton along US 1. NJ Route 129 connects US 1 in the city with the New Jersey Turnpike, I-295, and I-195.

Get around

By bus

New Jersey transit runs a number of bus lines through the city to the surrounding communities. See New Jersey Transit's website for more details.

By rail

Trenton is the southernmost stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line, which regularly runs trains from NYC to Trenton. Trenton is also northernmost end of the River Line light rail system, which serves communities along the Delaware River from Trenton to Camden, and the R7 SEPTA line, connecting Trenton and Philadelphia.

By taxi

Trenton also offers taxi services throughout the surrounding regions by companies such as Yellow Cab and United Cab Company.


Trenton's City Hall




Although there is not much recreational shopping in the city of Trenton, the surrounding area is full of options. Just a few minutes up Route 1 is the Quaker Bridge Mall as well as several strip malls and shopping centers containing dozens of stores.


In Chambersberg, an Italian neighborhood, there are countless excellent Italian restaurants including:

All of these places have been in "The Burg" for many years and are the first places that come to mind for most Trentonians.



Stay Safe

Trenton has been a pretty dangerous city for a long time. Use common sense and avoid any neighborhood that looks seedy. It is not advisable to walk in the streets at night.

Go next

If you are looking for a different experience close to the area, the Jersey Shore is perfect. Point Pleasant, Seaside, and Belmar all offer beaches and boardwalks within 45 minutes of the city via I-195.

Trains also provide a quick ride to Philadelphia and a somewhat longer one to New York City.

Routes through Trenton (by car)

Becomes North  W  E  Robbinsville Hamilton Township
Becomes South  N  S  Bordentown Newport
New York City West Windsor  N  S  Jct SLanghorne Philadelphia
Frenchtown Lambertville  N  S  Becomes East

Routes through Trenton (by long-distance rail)

Washington, D.C. Philadelphia  SW  NE  Woodbridge New York City
Baltimore Philadelphia  W  E  Newark New York City
New York City Newark  N  S  Philadelphia Baltimore
Philadelphia Bensalem  W  E  Princeton New York City
Harrisburg Philadelphia  W  E  Newark New York City
Baltimore Philadelphia  SW  NE  Woodbridge New York City

Routes through Trenton (by commuter rail)

END  SW  NE  Princeton Woodbridge
Camden Bordentown  SW  NE  END
Philadelphia Tullytown  SW  NE  END

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