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Transportation Options for Students

Villanova University is conveniently located along multiple public transportation routes. These provide easy access to many local stores, restaurants, and entertainment locations. The 2nd largest mall in America is a short ride via the free Off Campus Shuttle or using a rideshare. Less than 2 miles from campus, the Bryn Mawr Hospital is ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals of the Philadelphia region. Additionally, there are several medical complex buildings within the vicinity providing numerous specialist offices. Resident Freshman and Sophomores are expected to utilize the campus shuttle service, car share program, and/or public transportation for any off campus appointments, errands, and activities. Below are more details about transportation services, deliveries, and amenities of the area.

On Campus


On Campus Shuttle

The On-Campus Shuttle will returning this Fall Semester 2021. Routine stops include South Campus, North Gate, Connelly Circle, Law School, West Campus, and Fedigan Gate. Please see the Shuttle Schedule for stops and times.


Nova Van On Demand

The Nova Van On Demand will be returning this Fall Semester 2021. This free on campus late night transport is available to all Students, Faculty, and Staff. Using an app, it is operated by student employees with University Fleet Mini Vans. Find out more on the Nova Van On Demand page.


Mobility Shuttle

This is primarily an on-campus shuttle for the transport of Students, Faculty and Staff whose injuries or disabilities prevent them from safely using the Wildcat Shuttle. For students who need a transport to class, please call Public Safety at 610-519-5800 or the Parking Office to arrange mobility usage. Due to social distancing, the Mobility Shuttle wait times will be greater. Masks are required.


Off Campus


Off Campus Shuttles

Villanova offers several Off Campus Shuttles for Students. Stops include popular locations like The Villa's, Bryn Mawr Hospital, MOM's Organic Market, King of Prussia Mall, Walmart Supercenter, Wegman's, and more. Please see the Shuttle Schedule for more stops and times.


Mobility Shuttle

Injured or disabled students who need to go to 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 to some of these locations, for students who are otherwise mobile. Please call Public Safety (610) 519-5800 or the Parking Office, so pick up and transportation can be arranged in time.

South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is the public transportation service for Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs, including Villanova University. SEPTA Passes and Key Card can be purchased at the Paoli/Thorndale station located behind the Spring Mill Garage. Please visit SEPTA for all fares, routes, schedules, and to download the mobile app.

·         Regional Rail Service: R5 Paoli/Thorndale The stop is located between the Mendel Parking Lot and the Springmill Garage. Station stops include: Berwyn, Devon, Strafford, Wayne, St. Davids, Radnor, Villanova, Rosemont, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Ardmore, Wynnewood, Narberth, Merion, Overbrook, and 30th Street Transportaion Station, Philadelphia.

·         Norristown High Speed Line: R100 The first stop is located on Ithan Ave behind I-1 Parking Garage. The second top is located behind the L-3 Parking Lot. Local station stops include: Wynnewood Rd., Ardmore Junction, Ardmore Ave., Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Roberts Rd. (Rosemont), Garrett Hill, Stadium (Ithan Ave.), Villanova, Radnor, and County Line. More stops between Norristown Transportation Center and 69th Street Transportation Center, Philadelphia.

·         Bus Route: 106 Ardmore and Paoli to 69th Street Transportation Center Station. Local station stops include: Ardmore (Suburban Square), Lancaster and Bryn Mawr Aves., Radnor (Chester and King of Prussia Rds.), Lancaster and Wayne Aves. (Wayne), Lancaster and Main Aves. (Berwyn). More stops between Paoli and 69th Street Transportation Center, Philadelphia.

2021 Zipcar Impact Report
2021 Zipcar Impact Report


Parked right on campus and available 24/7. Information, reservations, and mobile app are available at Zipcar.


Taxi and Ride Share Services

Multiple Taxi Companies and Uber or Lyft service Villanova University and the surrounding areas. Taxi and Uber or Lyft drivers are not allowed access to inner campus. The Guard will not permit them through, so please plan to meet them at the Guard House. Remember to enter and exit the vehicle safely on the curb side and be aware of other vehicle traffic.

In addition to the public transportation services, several businesses located in close proximity to Villanova University offer delivery service, including:

Farm Share: Philly Foodworks delivers orders on campus through Dining Services

Rosemont Pharmacy: Offering same or next day free delivery. Must be available to sign for order.

Gladwyne Pharmacy: Offering delivery of prescriptions. Delivery charge per delivery.

Parvin's Pharmacy: Offering free delivery to the Villanova Health Center.

CVS Pharmacy: The Off-Campus Shuttle does stop near CVS, however, CVS offers delivery service for a fee.

Giant-Peapod Delivery: Minimum delivery size $30, see website for delivery fee and details.

ACME-instacart: Unlimited Free Delivery with FreshPass, see website for details.

Whole Foods Market-instacart or Amazon: See website for delivery fee and details.

There are many Villanova Student Employment Opportunities available on campus. Resident Freshmen and Sopomores are not permitted to have vehicles on campus. When scheduling work commitments off campus, the transportation required to reach the job location must be considered.

Bryn Mawr Farmer's Market

Lancaster County Farmer's Market

Wayne Business Association

Bryn Mawr Business Directory

Ardmore Business Association

King Of Prussia Mall

Town Center KoP

Contact Us

Phone: 610-519-6989

Email Parking

For feedback or questions on the Shuttle Service or NovaVan, please email us.

The Parking Office is located in Garey Hall.