Off-Campus Living: Public Transportation

Off-Campus Living: Public Transportation

We strongly encourage you to either drive to our campus or rent a car once you arrive in the Philadelphia area. Having a car will allow you to visit any of the apartment complexes that may interest you after the program. Also, you can explore the surrounding area and its offerings.

If driving, please refer to the Directions page.

If you will not be traveling by car or renting a car, our campus is accessible via public transportation. By request (and pending advance notice) we can pick you up in a Penn State van at the Rydal and Jenkintown train stations. The van will take you back to the station when the program is over at 1:00 p.m. To schedule a van pick up, please call 215-881-7836 by Wednesday, April 9th. If we do not receive your request by this date, we cannot provide van services.

Public Transportation Routes

(Click the links to access the relevant pages on SEPTA’s website.)

SEPTA Bus 55
(Old York Road/Woodland Road bus stop with a four
block walk to campus)


SEPTA Regional Rail Airport Line
(Airport to Jenkintown train station*)


SEPTA Regional Rail West Trenton Line
(Rydal Train Station*)


SEPTA Regional Rail Lansdale/Doylestown Line
(Jenkintown Train Station*)


*In advance of the Open House, you will need to arrange for transportation from either the Jenkintown or Rydal train stations. Please see the van pick up instructions above.

Directions to campus from the Philadelphia Airport

From Airport Terminals, take the Septa Regional Rail Airport Line in the direction of Center City, Philadelphia. The train will arrive at the Jenkintown train station in approximately 30 minutes.

Need additional help?

We are here to assist you. Call us 215-881-7836.