Getting to Arcadia's Glenside Campus is easy. Arcadia University is located in the town of Glenside, approximately 12 miles (25 minutes) north of Center City Philadelphia.
The campus is conveniently located at the intersection of Route 309, Easton Road, and Church Road (Route 73), six miles south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Fort Washington exit. Public transportation to campus is available via SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), Greater Philadelphia’s public transit system. Hotels are available nearby in Fort Washington, Willow Grove, Plymouth Meeting and Center City Philadelphia.
Entering campus from Easton Rd. entrance: Turn left at the end of the driveway and make the second right, proceed to Visitor Parking.
Entering campus from Church Rd (Route 73) entrance: Proceed around the campus drive, following directions for Grey Towers Castle. Visitor Parking is available.
SEPTA's Regional Rail systemis a convenient and easy way to reach campus. The closest station to campus is the Glenside Station. The Lansdale/Doylestown, Warminster and Airport rail lines stop at the Glenside Station. Trains to Glenside are available from many stations in the area, including the Philadelphia Airport, Suburban, Jefferson (formerly Market East) and 30th Street Stations in Center City Philadelphia. Use the SEPTA Trip Planner to plan your route.
Campus is a short 15-minute walk from Glenside Station. After getting off of the train, walk down the stairs to Easton Road and turn right, towards Glenside Avenue. Continue along Easton Road for one mile and you will arrive on campus.
Alternately, from Glenside Station you can take the Route 22 or Route 77 buses, which arrive about every 20 minutes (cost $2.25). The nearest bus stop is adjacent to the station at the corner of Easton Road and Glenside Avenue. In about seven minutes, you will arrive at the campus entrance on Easton road.
Taxi service from the Glenside station is not available regularly and should be arranged in advance. Or use the Uber app to request a car from your smartphone.
Amtrak provides regional/national train service through 30th Street Station in Center City Philadelphia.
From 30th Street Station, you can take SEPTA's Regional Rail (see above), rent a car or hire a taxi. A taxi ride from 30th Street Station will cost minimally $25 and take approximately 35 minutes. There is a taxi stand outside the station.
Megabus and Bolt Bus provide service to Philadelphia. Both have stops outside of 30th Street Station in Center City Philadelphia. Please see train directions (above) for information on getting to campus from 30th Street Station.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the closest airport to campus. From the airport, you can take SEPTA Regional Rail, rent a car or take a taxi from the airport. The cost of a cab/taxi from the Airport to campus is approximately $50 one way. The drive from the airport takes approximately 45 minutes.
Taking SEPTA Regional Rail from the Airport to campus: Once an hour, the Airport line travels to the Glenside Train Station, which is within walking distance of campus (see "By Train" above). The train ride from the airport to Glenside takes about 60 minutes. More information is available on taking Regional Rail from the Airport. Instructions on getting from Glenside Station to campus are found in the "By Train" section.