Traveling To and From Campus

For your convenience, we've listed below various methods of traveling to and from campus. Please check with each to find out specific schedules and far information.

Ground Transportation
Check out Amtrak's Student Advantage program for information about reduced student fares.
(800) 872-7245
Greyhound Bus (800) 231-2222
SEPTA (Buses & Trains) (610) 734-1300
New Jersey Transit (973) 491-7000
Avalon Limousine /
Shuttle Service
(610) 525-4400
Bennett Taxi Service (610) 525-1770
Main Line Airport Limousine (610) 525-0513

Maps and Directions to Campus

Air Transportation
Philadelphia International Airport (215) 937-6800
American Airlines (800) 433-7300
Continental Airlines (800) 523-3273
Delta Airlines (800) 221-1212
Midwest Airlines (800) 452-2022
Northwest Airlines (800) 225-2525
Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792
United (800) 864-8331
US Airways (800) 428-4322
Check Flight Arrivals and Departures  

Getting to the Airport from Villanova

Another option for students is through the SEPTA Regional Rail service. The R-5 Regional Rail (Thorndale/Paoli) makes frequent stops at the NW corner of Villanova's main campus area. Students may take the  R-5 to the 30th Street Station. Once at 30th Street Station, just switch trains and take the R-1 Airport Train. Please note: students should check the SEPTA schedules online for times, since during peak hours or on holidays the train does not stop as frequently at Villanova's campus! At 30th Street Station during peak times, the R-1 train to the airport leaves every 30 minutes on the "4's" (:04 and :34) of each hour. Students should also check both the R-5 and R-1 schedules to insure enough time to check into the airport early. Students will need to know which airport terminal they are going to (A, B, C, D, or E/F), as the R-1 stops at each terminal separately.

Taxi Service
The airport taxi and shuttle services (such as Avalon, Bennett, and Main Line Taxis mentioned above) run by off-campus companies frequently offer 24-hour service. Students should be aware that transportation to the airport from Villanova can cost $35-$60 each way, and they may wish to "carpool" to save on the expense. Please check with individual taxi/limousine services directly concerning transportation to/from the airport from Villanova.

NEW! The SGA Ride Share Board

The Villanova Student Government Association (SGA) and UNIT are pleased to announce the implementation of "Ride Share Board," an online service that allows Villanova students, faculty, and staff to post information about offering and receiving car rides to and from the University throughout the school year.

Students can access the Ride Share Board website by clicking on the "Student Links" title on the Villanova home page (students must be logged into the Villanova website to see this link). Next, students will input their Villanova email address and Banner ID number to access posts that will link them to others that live in their area. Students can also sign up for "Alerts" by clicking on the "Actions" tab to receive notices when rides are being offered in to or from their area. Questions? Please email the Student Government Association for information!