Trenton is ideally located within the eastern seaboard. It is within easy commuting distance of New York and Philadelphia, while Baltimore and Washington are comfortable day trips on AMTRAK or by car. The Jersey shore is less than an hour away (see “Playing“). Easy weekend destinations include the Hamptons, Vermont’s rural countryside, Martha’s Vineyard, the Poconos, Catskills, and Adirondacks mountain ranges, Cape May, and many other fantastic destinations.
As a gateway to numerous destinations, Trenton has easy access to major train networks, highway and interstate travel, and international and domestic airports. Mill Hill is in a particularly wonderful location within the city because it is only a 7-minute walk from the Trenton Train Station.
The Trenton Train Station, just blocks from Mill Hill, services New Jersey Transit from Trenton to New York Penn Station and Trenton to Camden (via the River Line), the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) into Philadelphia, and Amtrak, servicing destinations throughout the country. The Trenton Station is the end of the line both for NJ Transit and SEPTA. Riders always get a seat, and the ride is relatively stress-free. On average, trains into New York take an hour and 15 minutes, and trains into Philadelphia take a little less than an hour. The Trenton station recently underwent a $56 million renovation project that greatly improved the rail experience for commuters and casual riders alike.
From the Trenton Train Station, New Jersey Transit offers routes along the Northeast Corridor, including stops such as Princeton Junction, New Brunswick and New York Penn Station. Walk from Mill Hill to Newark International Airport! NJ Transit connects with the AirTrain at a station near Newark and a monorail whisks you to your terminal.
The River Line, a relatively recent light-rail line linking Trenton southward to Camden, includes major stops such as Bordentown, Burlington, Cinnaminson, Pennsauken, and Camden. Trenton is also conveniently located on the R7 regional rail line of SEPTA, the mass transit agency that services the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Philadelphia’s Suburban Station, right in Center City, is only an hour away and places riders in the middle of the city’s central business district. Transferring trains allows access to other destinations including the Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia Sports Complex, and Delaware.
Amtrak service from Trenton is a great alternative to flying, enabling passengers to avoid the frustrations of flight delays and waiting in lines at the airport. Amtrak offers direct routes to Baltimore, Washington, New Orleans, or Miami and northern routes to New York, Connecticut, and Boston. Connections can be made to Chicago, Montreal or Toronto.
Traveling by car
Trenton is close to many major roads, linking Central New Jersey to New York City, the Jersey shore, Philadelphia, and regions beyond. Mill Hill is nestled between US 1 and NJ-29, both major thoroughfares in the region, allowing for easy commutes in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania by car. Interstates 95 and 195, US 206, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway are also easily accessible from Trenton. Many roads in this area, including tunnels and bridges going in and out of the New York City area, charge tolls for the use of the road. Almost every toll authority on the eastern seaboard allows drivers to use EZ Pass to pay tolls. Often times, there are lanes specifically dedicated to cars with EZ Pass, allowing drivers to avoid traffic at tolls.
Traveling by plane
From Trenton, both Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) are accessible in less than an hour by car (depending on traffic) and in less than two hours by train. Both airports offer daily international flights to major areas throughout the world. Trenton’s regional Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) is a quick car ride from Mill Hill and is serviced by Frontier Airlines, which offers flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit (seasonal), Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Minn./St. Paul (seasonal), Orlando, Raleigh, St. Augustine, Tampa and West Palm Beach.