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The directions below will bring you to the Benham Gateway building which is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street. The driveway entrance is on Morris Avenue and has ample visitor parking. Campus maps are available on the porch of the Benham Gateway building.

By Car
From New York, New England and other points north/east

Take the New Jersey Turnpike (I95) to Exit 6 (Pennsylvania Turnpike (276) exit). Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I276) to Exit 20. Follow the sign for I476 South (toward Chester). Proceed south on I476 to Exit 13 (St. Davids/Villanova).

Follow Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) east through Villanova for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Morris Avenue. There is a Starbucks coffee shop on the right and a Sunoco station on the left corner of Morris and Lancaster. Please note that the street is called "Elliot" on the right and "Morris" on the left - and the Morris sign is hard to see! Note: there is NO sign for Bryn Mawr College on Lancaster Avenue in this direction. Follow Morris Avenue as it curves left under the train-track bridge then bears right. Cross Montgomery Avenue (at the traffic light). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street . The driveway entrance is on Morris Avenue and ample visitor parking is available. Distance from turnpike to the College: under 7 miles. Driving time: approximately 10-15 minutes.

Distance from exit to the College: under 7 miles. Driving time: approximately 10-15 minutes.

From Washington, D.C. and other points south

Take I95 north toward Philadelphia/New York and take Exit 7 (I476 North toward Plymouth Meeting). Follow 1-476 North approximately 12 miles to Exit 13 (St. Davids/Villanova).

Follow Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) east through Villanova for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Morris Avenue. There is a Starbucks coffee shop on the right and a Sunoco station on the left corner of Morris and Lancaster. Please note that the street is called "Elliot" on the right and "Morris" on the left - and the Morris sign is hard to see! Note: there is NO sign for Bryn Mawr College on Lancaster Avenue in this direction. Follow Morris Avenue as it curves left under the train-track bridge then bears right. Cross Montgomery Avenue (at the traffic light). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street . The driveway entrance is on Morris Avenue and ample visitor parking is available. Distance from turnpike to the College: under 7 miles. Driving time: approximately 10-15 minutes.

Distance from exit to the College: under 7 miles. Driving time: approximately 10-15 minutes.

From the west
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I76) east to the Vally Forge interchange at Exit 326. Follow sign to I76 East (Schuykill Expressway). Take I76 to Exit 331A for I476 South (toward Chester). Proceed south on I476 to Exit 13 (St. Davids/Villanova).

Follow Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) east through Villanova for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Morris Avenue. There is a Starbucks coffee shop on the right and a Sunoco station on the left corner of Morris and Lancaster. Please note that the street is called "Elliot" on the right and "Morris" on the left - and the Morris sign is hard to see! Note: there is NO sign for Bryn Mawr College on Lancaster Avenue in this direction. Follow Morris Avenue as it curves left under the train-track bridge then bears right. Cross Montgomery Avenue (at the traffic light). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street . The driveway entrance is on Morris Avenue and ample visitor parking is available. Distance from turnpike to the College: under 7 miles. Driving time: approximately 10-15 minutes.

Distance from exit to the College: under 7 miles. Driving time: approximately 10-15 minutes.

From the Philadelphia International Airport
Follow the signs from the airport to I-95 south (toward Delaware). Take Exit 7 to I-476 North (Plymouth Meeting). Follow I476 North to Exit 13 (St. Davids/Villanova).

Follow Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) east through Villanova for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Morris Avenue. There is a Starbucks coffee shop on the right and a Sunoco station on the left corner of Morris and Lancaster. Please note that the street is called "Elliot" on the right and "Morris" on the left - and the Morris sign is hard to see! Note: there is NO sign for Bryn Mawr College on Lancaster Avenue in this direction. Follow Morris Avenue as it curves left under the train-track bridge then bears right. Cross Montgomery Avenue (at the traffic light). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street . The driveway entrance is on Morris Avenue and ample visitor parking is available. Distance from turnpike to the College: under 7 miles. Driving time: approximately 10-15 minutes.

Distance from exit to the College: under 7 miles. Driving time: approximately 10-15 minutes.

From Center City Philadelphia
Take I-76 west (Schuykill Expressway) to the City Avenue exit 339 (Route 1 South). Once on City Avenue, travel about 2.5 miles and turn right onto Lancaster Avenue (Route 30 West). Travel about 4 miles to reach the center of Bryn Mawr. Turn right onto Morris Avene; a gas station will be on your right and a Starbucks on your left. Follow Morris Avenue as it curves left under the train-track bridge then bears right. Cross Montgomery Avenue (at the traffic light). The Benham Gateway, which houses the Office of Admissions, is located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Yarrow Street . The driveway entrance is on Morris Avenue and ample visitor parking is available. Distance from turnpike to the College: under 7 miles. Driving time: approximately 10-15 minutes.

For Graduate School of Social Work
Follow directions above to Exit 13, then follow Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) east through Villanova for about 2 miles until you reach Airdale Road, where there is a three-way light.

Take a left on Airdale Road (before the McDonald's).

After two blocks on Airdale, there is a light at Montgomery Avenue. Continue on Airdale past Ashbridge Park on your left.

Turn left at the entrance to the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Follow the drive around to the parking lot in back of the school.

By Train
** Prospective Students: Make sure to mention fare code H364 to receive a 50 percent discount from Amtrak for you and up to two adults. **

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 R5 (Paoli/Thorndale) to Bryn Mawr station.

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 R-5 Paoli Local or Bryn Mawr Local train. The train schedule, if you want to pick one up at the station, is the royal blue R-5 Paoli/Downingtown schedule. It 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
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 (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.

Cost, one-way, is $4.50 peak and $3.75 off-peak.

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.

By Plane
There are several options for reaching the College once you arrive at Philadelphia's International Airport. For driving directions, see above.

Commuter Train
SEPTA 's Airport High Speed Line has four stops within the airport (at terminals A, B, C/D, and E). Take the Airport Line (also known as the R-1) to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Catch the R-5 commuter train to Bryn Mawr as instructed below in the "by Train" directions. When you get on the train at the airport, tell the conductor that your final destination is Bryn Mawr so you don't get overcharged when you change trains at 30th Street Station. And hold onto your ticket receipt ó you'll need it to change trains!

Travel time from the airport to Philadelphia: 20-30 minutes; from Philadelphia to the College, approximately 20 minutes. Cost, one-way, is $6.