Maps & Directions to Villanova University

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Villanova University is 12 miles west of Center City Philadelphia in the heart of the historic Main Line.  Located near the intersection of two major interstate highways, I-76 and I-476, Villanova's campus is easily accessible by car, commuter train, trolley, or bus.  Philadelphia International Airport is located 20 miles from campus.

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For GPS systems, our address is:
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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Where to Park and Locating University Admission

The Admission Visitors Lot is now closed as we embark upon Phase I of the Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue project.  All Admission visitors should instead park in Main Lot or Pike Lot until further notice.  Should there not be available parking in either of those lots, overflow parking will be available in all parking lots on South Campus.

  • Click here to download a printable Campus Map with Building Key
  • Main Lot and Pike Lot are indicated on the map as simply "Parking" and are the large lots located on either side of Ithan Avenue, south of Lancaster Avenue.
  • South Campus can be accessed by turning south on Ithan Avenue and proceeding under the train bridge to the first driveway.  On the above map, the buildings in this area are indicated in maroon and have buildings 57 and 25 at the entrance.  You may park in any legal parking space that you find once entering South Campus.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you during your visit to campus.  As a result of these possible challenges, we now recommend that you plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your Nova Nation Presentation or Campus Tour in order to provide the necessary time to find parking and then make your way to the Office of University Admission in Austin HallAustin Hall is the second building to the right of St. Thomas of Villanova Church (pictured above).  Should you have any questions about these directions, please contact our office at 610-519-4000 or gotovu@villanova.edu

 

Arriving By Car

From New York and New England:  Take the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 6 (Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) Exit). Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) Westbound to Exit 20 (Mid-County Interchange) I-476 South/Chester. Follow I-476 South to Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids).  At the bottom of ramp turn right and proceed east on Lancaster Avenue (US-30) for just over one-half mile to Ithan Avenue and turn south to access parking either in Main Lot or Pike Lot.

From the West:   Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) to Exit 326 - Valley Forge. Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) to Exit 331A (I-476 South/Chester).  Follow I-476 South to Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids).  At the bottom of ramp turn right and proceed east on Lancaster Avenue (US-30) for just over one-half mile to Ithan Avenue and turn south to access parking either in Main Lot or Pike Lot.

From the South:   Take I-95 North to Exit 7 (I-476 (Blue Route) North-Plymouth Meeting). Take I-476 (Blue Route) North to  Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids) Lancaster Avenue) to Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. At the bottom of ramp turn right and proceed east on Lancaster Avenue (US-30) for just over one-half mile to Ithan Avenue and turn south to access parking either in Main Lot or Pike Lot.

 

Arriving By Train/Trolley

Via Regional Rail: Take SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line to Villanova Station - located directly on campus.  Take the pedestrian tunnel under the tracks and walk up the hill through the walkway under Mendel Science Center and proceed to the top of the hill, passing Old Falvey on your left.  When you reach the brick pathway, follow the diagonal path around the fountain and through the Campus Green to the Office of Admission in Austin Hall.

Via Trolley: SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line travels between Norristown and 69th Street Terminal. You may get on or off the trolley at the Villanova Station. Walk north toward the twin spires of the St. Thomas of Villanova Church (pictured above).  Proceed across Lancaster Avenue toward the Church.  Once in front of the Church, turn right and walk past the Augustinian Cemetery on your left, following signs to the Office of University Admission, located on the ground level of Austin Hall.  Austin Hall is the second building to the right of the Church.

 

Arriving By Plane

Arrange to fly into Philadelphia International Airport, which is located approximately 20 miles from the Villanova campus. From the airport you have three options:

Rental Car: (or other private transportation): When leaving the airport, follow the signs for I-95 South. Take I-95 South to Exit 7 (I-476 (Blue Route) North-Plymouth Meeting). Take I-476 (Blue Route) North to Exit 13 (US 30 - St. Davids/Villanova). At the bottom of ramp turn right and proceed east on Lancaster Avenue (US-30) for just over one-half mile to Ithan Avenue and turn south to access parking either in Main Lot or Pike Lot.

Train: Ask the attendant at the airport baggage counter to direct you to the train station.  SEPTA Airport Line trains stop at all Philadelphia International Airport terminals, and reach Center City Philadelphia in approximately 25 minutes.  Fares on-board trains are cash only and please be sure to tell the conductor your final destination (Villanova Station) when you are paying your fare. At 30th Street Station, change trains and board the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line train to Villanova Station - directly on campus.  See further instructions above.

Taxi: All taxi services can be accessed at Zone 5 outside of each terminal baggage claim area. You should expect to pay $50 or more for a trip to Villanova.

Main Line Airport Service: This limousine service runs direct from Philadelphia International Airport to Villanova University. For more information, phone 610-525-0513.

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