Travel to Swarthmore
Participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.
Swarthmore is about a 20-minute drive southwest from the
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
Participants arriving by air are advised to fly to Philadelphia
and make the transit by car, taxi, or train.
Cars may be rented at the airport.
Advance reservation is strongly recommended.
Taxi service is available from Philadelphia airport to Swarthmore College.
The fare is about $20.
Train: take the
SEPTA Airport Express train
from Philadelphia International Airport
to 30th Street Station in the center of Philadelphia
and transfer to the SEPTA Media/Elwyn rail line
and exit at the Swarthmore station.
The Science Center is a short walk from the Swarthmore station.
If you drive from the Philadelphia airport,
the quickest route is to take I-95 South to exit 7,
I-476 North/Plymouth Meeting.
Then take I-476 North to exit 3, Media/Swarthmore.
Turn right onto Baltimore Pike.
-- To the Days Inn Springfield:
Take Baltimore Pike for about 2 miles.
The Days Inn is on the left.
-- To Swarthmore College:
Take Baltimore Pike for about half a mile,
then turn right onto route 320 South.
Turn right at the stoplight to stay on 320 South.
Turn right on Elm Avenue,
then turn left onto Whittier Place (stone pillars),
and proceed to the
DuPont parking lot
next to the Science Center.
Swarthmore dining guide
Media dining guide
Workshop hotel: Days Inn Springfield PA
Swarthmore city data
Map of the campus of Swarthmore College
Directions to the Swarthmore Physics and Astronomy Department
Floor plan for the Science Center
Swarthmore College Visitors site
Local weather conditions and forecast
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