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Public Transportation

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Trains (AMTRAK and SEPTA)

The College is readily accessible from Philadelphia by train. Amtrak trains from New York and Washington, D.C., arrive hourly at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. From 30th Street Station, the SEPTA Media/Elwyn rail line takes 25 minutes to reach the Swarthmore station. The last train to Swarthmore from 30th Street Station leaves at 12:07 a.m. on weekdays and at 1 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Philadelphia International Airport

The SEPTA Airport Express train runs from Philadelphia International Airport to Center City Philadelphia, where travelers can transfer to the SEPTA Media/Elwyn rail line to the Swarthmore station.

Information about airport terminals, airlines, airport hotels, maps and directions, rental car information, airport parking, and ground transportation is available directly from the Philadelphia International Airport or (215) 937-6800.

Taxi

Taxi service from Philadelphia Airport to Swarthmore is available. The fare from the airport to the campus is approximately $20, and the trip takes about 20 minutes.

Buses 

The Greyhound Bus Station is at Filbert and 10th streets in Philadelphia, beside SEPTA’s Jefferson Station for connections to the Media/Elwyn regional rail line to the Swarthmore station. Information about fares, schedules, and ticketing information is available directly from Greyhound/Trailways Bus Line, (800) 231-2222 or (215) 931-4075.

BoltBus offers non-stop bus transportation with fares as low as $1 between New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., among other stops along the northeast corridor. The outdoor stop on JFK Blvd. is about a 2 minute walk from 30th Street Station for connections to the Media/Elwyn regional rail line to the Swarthmore station. Purchase advance tickets online or by phone at 1-877-BOLTBUS (1-877-265-8287).

    Tri-Co Shuttle

    Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford offer a shuttle service connecting the three campuses. This service is only available for transportation among the Tri-College campuses. There are no other scheduled stops. View the Tri-Co Van Schedule.