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A Note About Campus Construction 

There are a number of ongoing construction projects on campus that are part of a large-scale campus renewal program designed to help modernize our facilities, fulfill our commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2035, and ensure that our buildings and infrastructure effectively support our exceptional liberal arts educational experience. Our campus construction highlights web page includes more information on key projects.

Given this work, campus looks quite different than it usually does. If you haven’t been on campus recently, it may feel disconcerting to see the active construction zones, and it may take a little time to get used to the various pathway closures, temporary fences, and other inconveniences. 

There is robust signage across campus to help you find your way, but we encourage you to visit the College’s online campus map for an overview of current construction areas as well as accessible paths through campus before you arrive.


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/Wawa 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 lotWhittier lot, and DuPont lot (near the water tower).

Accessible parking spaces are available throughout campus in all parking areas. Only vehicles with state-issued accessible parking placards and/or license plates can park in these spaces; all others will be towed. 

Taxi and Ride-Hailing Services

County Cab of Philadelphia (610-622-8000) provides taxi service in the Swarthmore area.

Uber and Lyft both operate in and around Swarthmore — you may even be able to schedule a ride in advance. We recommend using Benjamin West Parking as your destination or pick-up point when using ride-hailing services. Public Safety is located in Benjamin West House and open 24 hours a day if you need assistance or a place to wait for your ride.


Getting to Swarthmore from the Airport


From Philadelphia International Airport, take the SEPTA Airport Line to Penn Medicine station in Philadelphia, then transfer to the outbound Media/Wawa 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.