By CarGPS Mapping Address:
140 Morris Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
From Philadelphia International AirportFollow the signs from the airport to I-95 south (toward Delaware). Take Exit 7 to I-476 North (Plymouth Meeting). Follow I-476 North to Exit 13 (St. Davids/ Villanova).
Follow Route 30E (Lancaster Avenue) through Villanova for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Morris Avenue. There is a Starbucks coffee shop on the right and a Sunoco station on the left corner of Morris and Lancaster. Please note that the street is called “Elliot” on the right and “Morris” on the left—and the Morris sign is hard to see! Note: there is NO sign for Bryn Mawr College on Lancaster Avenue in this direction. Follow Morris Avenue as it curves left under the train-track bridge then bears right. Cross Montgomery Avenue (at the traffic light). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street. The driveway entrance is on Morris Avenue and ample visitor parking is available.
From Center City PhiladelphiaTake I-76 west (Schuykill Expressway) to the City Avenue exit 339 (Route 1 South). Once on City Avenue, travel about 2.5 miles and turn right onto Lancaster Avenue (Route 30 West). Travel about 4 miles to reach the center of Bryn Mawr. Turn right onto Morris Avenue; a Sunoco station will be on your right and a Starbucks on your left. Follow Morris Avenue as it curves left under the train-track bridge then bears right. Cross Montgomery Avenue (at the traffic light). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street. The driveway entrance is on Morris Avenue and ample visitor parking is available.
By Train/Mass TransitAmtrak (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, which is about 350 yards from campus. The Norristown High Speed Line stops about three-quarters of a mile from campus.
SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, operates commuter rail lines, buses, subways, elevated trains and trolleys throughout the Philadelphia region.
From other Philadelphia stations
From Philadelphia’s Market East Station (11th and Market Streets), Penn Center/Suburban Station (16th Street and J.F.K. Boulevard), or Amtrak’s 30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets), 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.
By PlaneThere are several options for reaching the College once you arrive at Philadelphia's International Airport. For driving directions, see the directions from Philadelphia International Airport above.
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 (see the By Train guidelines above). 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.