Bryn Mawr College Directions

By Train/Mass Transit

Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL) has frequent service to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. At 30th Street Station you can transfer to a direct commuter train to Bryn Mawr on the area’s mass transit provider, SEPTA. Take the (Paoli/Thorndale line) to the Bryn Mawr station, which is about 350 yards from campus. The Norristown High Speed Line stops about three-quarters of a mile from campus.

SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, operates commuter rail lines, buses, subways, elevated trains and trolleys throughout the Philadelphia region.

From other Philadelphia stations:From Philadelphia’s Market East Station (11th and Market Streets), Penn Center/Suburban Station (16th Street and J.F.K. Boulevard), or Amtrak’s 30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets), board SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale line, which runs from 6:15 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. on weekdays and from 7:15 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. on weekends.

To the College from Train Station 

The campus is a five-minute walk from the Bryn Mawr train station. Hint: you want to be on the north, residential side of the station; you will be on the correct side as you get off the train if you are coming from Philadelphia. Take the stairs by the station under the track if you’re on the other side. From the Bryn Mawr station, walk north on Morris Avenue (straight ahead as you get off the westbound train) for two blocks. You will cross Montgomery Avenue (mind the traffic lights - traffic travels very fast here). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street.

If you have luggage and wish to take a taxi from the Bryn Mawr station to the College, you may call Bennett Taxi Service on a direct-line phone located on the train platform. The taxi service operates seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Very often taxis are waiting for passengers at the two main entrances to the station.

Address: The Alumnae House of Bryn Mawr College • 235 North Merion Avenue • Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010 • 610-526-5236 

Link: More info, including parking on Bryn Mawr's website