The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), manages all of the trains, buses and subways in the greater Philadelphia area. Two trains stop on Villanova’s campus, one regional rail line stops on the west side of campus by Mendel Hall, the other, the high speed line, stops on the south side of campus by the south campus dorms. Both of these trains make stops in the surrounding towns, as well as providing access to Philadelphia. For more information regarding public transportation options visit the Parking website.
Septa is in the process of rolling out a new fare system, featuring a reloadable card and a tap-and-ride system. The SEPTA Key card can be reloaded at Fare Kiosks, available at all Market Frankford and Broad Street Line stations, as well as on select Bus Loops. On Regional Rail, Fare kiosks are available at the five Center City Stations (Temple, Jefferson, Suburban, 30th St., and University City). As SEPTA is currently still building on to this Key card system, in many locations cash and tokens are still accepted. For more information regarding the SEPTA Key system on your route, visit the SEPTA KEY Program page.
SEPTA Discount options
Senior Citizens (65 or older)
Senior Citizens are eligible to use all forms of SEPTA transportation within PA for free with appropriate ID. Regional rail to Delaware and New Jersey is available at a 50% discount. For more information regarding SEPTA’s senior citizen discount, visit the SEPTA Senior Citizen’s webpage.
Villanova employees who use public transportation to get to work can take advantage of WageWorks, a program to use pre-tax dollars towards public transportation costs. This program can save users upwards of 17% off the cost of the train ticket. For more information regarding Villanova employee commuter benefits visit the HR website.
Villanova provides a campus shuttle for students, faculty and staff. One shuttle loops around campus during the week days, and the other goes off campus to student housing and shopping plazas on both the weekdays and weekends. For more information on the shuttle stops and times visit the Parking website.