There's a wide array of transportation and parking options for students to explore the local area. Additionally, Villanova's Office of Transportation and Parking offers several solutions for your on-campus parking and transit needs.





Villanova offers several off-campus shuttles for students. Please see the shuttle schedule for more information.

Injured or disabled students who need to visit the Rothman Institute, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Main Line Diagnosis, Excel Physical Therapy, Premier Urgent Care or other local medical offices for an appointment may call for the Mobility Shuttle.

The off-campus shuttle also transports students, who are otherwise mobile, to several locations. Please visit the Department of Public Safety or Parking Office websites for arrangements.  




For more information regarding SEPTA schedules, routes, fares and more, please visit their website.  

SEPTA is the public transportation service for Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs, including Villanova University. There are two SEPTA train stations on-campus:

  • Paoli/Thorndale Line (Regional Rail):
    • This station (wheelchair-accessible) is located between the Mendel Parking Lot and the S-4 Garage (located by Garey Hall).
  • Norristown High Speed line/R100:
    • This station is located at the end of the bridge connecting the St. Thomas of Villanova Church and the Wildcat Path, near the Commons (located near Arch Hall).

Two SEPTA bus routes also operate along Lancaster Avenue that provide service throughout the Main Line.

105 Bus: Paoli to 69th Street Transportation Center

Stops include: Cricket and Lancaster Aves, Lancaster and Bryn Mawr Avs, Radnor (Chester and King of Prussia Rds.), Lancaster and Wayne Aves (Wayne), Lancaster and Main Avs (Berwyn).

106 Bus: Ardmore and Paoli to 69th Street Transportation Center

Station stops include: Ardmore, Lancaster and Bryn Mawr Avs, Radnor (Chester and King of Prussia Rds.), Lancaster and Wayne Avs (Wayne), Lancaster and Main Aves (Berwyn).


The Paoli/Thorndale Line offers the most direct service into Philadelphia, with stops at 30th Street Station (University City area), Suburban Station (Center City) and Jefferson Station. 30th Street Station serves as a major travel hub, providing train, trolley and bus service throughout the city including travel to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

The following stations along the Paoli/Thorndale Line are also direct access points for AMTRAK:

  • 30th Street Station
  • Ardmore
  • Paoli

Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail Station stops include:

Berwyn, Devon, Strafford, Wayne, St. Davids, Radnor, Villanova, Rosemont, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Ardmore, Wynnewood, Narberth, Merion, Overbrook, 30th Street Station, Suburban Station, and Jefferson Station (farther stops are outside of Philadelphia).

SEPTA Key Passes can be purchased at the Paoli/Thorndale station, as well as online.


The Norristown High Speed Line provides direct access to the 69th Street Transportation Center.

Norristown High Speed Line Station stops include:

Wynnewood Rd., Ardmore Junction, Ardmore Ave., Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Roberts Rd. (Rosemont),  Garrett Hill, Villanova, Radnor, County Line and stops at the 69th Street Transportation Center.



Zipcar is a car share program that allows vehicle rentals by the hour. To sign-up and for more information, please visit Villanova's Zipcar website.


Additional Resources
We want to provide the best experience possible for our students and community members. Below are helpful resources and tools to get started with off-campus housing needs.

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