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Getting Back to Swarthmore

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Getting to Swarthmore


Amtrak trains arrive at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. From there, take the SEPTA Media/Elwyn line to Swarthmore station (approximately 30-minute trip). Visit for the latest schedule.

Driving Directions

Visit for driving directions, or call the Alumni Weekend hotline at 610-328-7332.


Parking is available on Field House Lane, in the Cunningham lot (on College Avenue across Route 320), Benjamin West lot, Whittier lot, and DuPont lot (near the water tower).

Handicapped parking spaces are available throughout campus in all parking areas. Only vehicles with special accessibilities placards and/or license plates can park in handicapped spots; all others will be towed. Learn more about accessible parking.

Getting to Swarthmore from the Airport


From Philadelphia International Airport, take the SEPTA Airport Line to University City station in Philadelphia, then transfer to the outbound Media/Elwyn line. Visit for schedules.

Driving Directions

By car from the airport, take I-95 south to exit 7, I-476 north/Plymouth Meeting. Take I-476 to exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. Turn right at the base of the exit ramp onto Baltimore Pike. After about one-half mile, turn right onto Route 320 south. Follow signs to visitor parking. 

Taxi and ride-hailing services (Lyft, uber, etc.)

Philadelphia International Airport offers helpful information to travelers about taxis and ride-hailing vehicles at the airport. A typical ride to Swarthmore is about $30 and takes about 20 minutes. 

Leaving Swarthmore


County Cab of Philadelphia (610-622-8000) provides taxi service between the airport and campus. The cost is about $30 and takes about 20 minutes. You must reserve a cab in advance. 

Trains to Center City

Take an inbound train on the SEPTA Media/Elwyn line from Swarthmore station to 30th Street, Suburban, or Jefferson Station (approximately 30-minute trip). Visit for the latest schedule.

Trains to the Airport

Ride the Media/Elwyn Line from Swarthmore station to University City station, then transfer to the Airport Line, which departs every 30 minutes. Visit for schedules and additional information.