College of Arts and Sciences

Asian Studies

Travel Information

Directions to the University

Getting to Campus from the Airport

By Car.  Saint Joseph’s is located about 15 miles from Philadelphia International Airport.  Driving times will vary considerably depending on traffic, but you should expect heavy delays if you are travelling at or near rush hours.  The easiest route to campus is to take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 76 West and I-76 West to Exit 339, for Route 1/City Avenue.  To get from I-95 North to I-76 West you will merge onto Penrose Avenue/PA-291 East for several miles, travelling over the Platt Memorial bridge.  At the first light after the bridge follow signs to I-76 West/Valley Forge and bear a slight left at the S. 26th Street/PA-291 stoplight.  S. 26th Street/PA- 291 will merge with I-76 West which you should follow to Exit 339 (left exit).  Take Exit 339 and travel west on Route 1/City Avenue for two miles to reach campus.   

By Public Transportation.  The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides public transportation services in Philadelphia and its neighboring counties.  The easiest way to reach campus by public transportation is to take SEPTA’s regional rail (R1) to 30th Street Station, transfer to the R5, and take the R5 to Overbrook Station.  Get off the train at Overbrook Station and then walk up City Avenue about one-half mile to campus.  SEPTA bus service (Bus 44) also travels from 30th Street Station to campus, stopping at the corner of City Avenue and 54th Street.   More information is available at the SEPTA website:

Getting to the Hilton from the Airport

By Car.  Follow the above directions to I-76 West, Exit 339.  The hotel is on the left at the fourth light.

Campus Location

Saint Joseph's University is located on the western border of Philadelphia, with parts of campus in both the city and the suburb of Lower Merion.  The city and Lower Merion sides of campus are divided by City Avenue.