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Transportation Options for Students

The On-Campus Shuttle will NOT be operating for the Fall Semester

The Nova Van On Demand will NOT be operating for the Fall Semester

All Off-Campus Shuttle Operating Procedures will include:

  • Masks must be worn
  • Half capacity for social distancing
  • High touch areas will be cleaned at least 3 times daily
More details are on the Shuttle Information page.
 

On Campus

 

On Campus Shuttle

The On-Campus Shuttle will NOT be operating for the Fall Semester.

 

Nova Van On Demand

The Nova Van On Demand will NOT be operating for the Fall Semester.

 

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 The Villa's, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Suburban Square, King of Prussia Mall, 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 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, Rador, 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 Transportaion 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 Transportataion Center, Philadelphia.

Zipcars

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:

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

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

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

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

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

ACME-instacart: With an order over $35 delivery is free, see website for delivery fee and details. shop.acmemarkets.com

Whole Foods Market-instacart or Amazon: See website for delivery fee and details. wholefoodsmarket.com/online-ordering

Additional Information

For additional information, please feel free to contact the Parking Office at 610-519-6989 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm); or email Customer Service anytime.

For questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Shuttles or Nova Van On Demand, please email shuttles@villanova.edu

We are located in Garey Hall at the corner of County Line Road and Spring Mill Rd.

Parking Permits may be purchased in July of each year!