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How to Get Here

Students walk in front of Clothier Hall

Getting to Swarthmore College


Amtrak trains arrive at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. From 30th Street or any other Center City station, take the SEPTA Media/Elwyn line to Swarthmore station (approximately 45-minute trip). Visit for schedules and more information.

Driving Directions

Use 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081 for GPS directions or visit for comprehensive driving directions.


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 sports; all others will be towed. 

Taxi and Ride-Hailing Services

County Cab of Philadelphia (610-622-8000) provides taxi service in the Swarthmore area. Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft can be used to arrange transportation to campus from area hotels.

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

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. Uber and Lyft are also available from Philadelphia International Airport.