If you are not driving to Philadelphia, you might consider staying in “Center City” (the Philadelphia word for downtown) and commuting to Bryn Mawr College via SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale rail line. The trip from Center City to Bryn Mawr Station takes about 25 minutes and costs $7 if purchased on the train ($5.75 if purchased from the sales window in the train station). Trains run every 30 minutes on weekdays and once per hour in the evening. Bryn Mawr Station, marked in blue on the map below, is a short walk (<10min) from campus. When you exit the train, walk straight ahead along Morris Ave. until you reach Yarrow St. The entrance to the college will be in front of you and to the left.
If you are driving, parking is available in the Benham Gateway lot. Use the GPS mapping address 140 Morris Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899 for directions to the lot, the entrance is on Morris Ave.
For more information, including step-by-step driving directions, please see the College’s Visiting Campus web page.
Getting Here: By Plane
There are several options for reaching the College once you arrive at Philadelphia’s International Airport. For driving directions, click here: Driving from the Philadelphia International Airport
SEPTA Airport High Speed Line has four stops within the airport (at terminals A, B, C/D, and E). Take the Airport Line to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Catch the Paoli/ThorndaleRegional Rail Line to Bryn Mawr as instructed above in the “by Train” directions. When you get on the train at the airport, tell the conductor that your final destination is Bryn Mawr so you don’t get overcharged when you change trains at 30th Street Station. And hold onto your ticket receipt—you’ll need it to change trains!
Travel time from the airport to Philadelphia: 20-30 minutes; from Philadelphia to the College, approximately 20 minutes.
By Taxi, Lyft or Uber
In addition to taking SEPTA from the airport, there are also taxis easily accessible at all terminals. Using the Lyft or Uber mobile app, you can call a car to your location at the airport. Finally, there is the option to rent a car. More information about transportation via car can be found by clicking here.
Getting Here: By Car
140 Morris Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Click on the relevant link below and it will redirect you a page with more detailed driving directions.
Getting Here: By Train
Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL) has frequent service to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. At 30th Street Station you can transfer to a direct commuter train to Bryn Mawr on the area’s mass transit provider, SEPTA. Take the (Paoli/Thorndale line) to the Bryn Mawr station.
From other Philadelphia stations
From Philadelphia’s Jefferson Station (11th and Market Streets) or Penn Center/Suburban Station (16th Street and J.F.K. Boulevard), board SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale line, which runs from 6:15 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. on weekdays and from 7:15 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. on weekends.
To the College
The campus is a five-minute walk from the Bryn Mawr train station. Hint: you want to be on the north, residential side of the station; you will be on the correct side as you get off the train if you are coming from Philadelphia. Take the stairs by the station under the track if you’re on the other side. From the Bryn Mawr station, walk north on Morris Avenue (straight ahead as you get off the westbound train) for two blocks. You will cross Montgomery Avenue (mind the traffic lights – traffic travels very fast here). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street.
If you have luggage and wish to take a taxi from the Bryn Mawr station to the College, you may call Bennett Taxi Service on a direct-line phone located on the train platform. The taxi service operates seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Very often taxis are waiting for passengers at the two main entrances to the station.