There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Suburban Station to Swarthmore Media/Elwyn Line

$6 - $8

Cheapest option

Line 21 bus, line 109 bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Walnut St & 16th St to 69th St Transportation Center South Terminal 21
  2. Take the line 109 bus from 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal to Chester Rd & College Av 109

$6

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College 13 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College 13 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College 13 miles

$22 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 21 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Swarthmore College is 11 miles. The road distance is 13 miles.

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The train from Suburban Station to Swarthmore takes 34 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College. However, there are services departing from Walnut St & 16th St and arriving at Chester Rd & College Av via 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Suburban Station station and arriving at Swarthmore. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Swarthmore College, PA, USA?

SEPTA operates a train from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College via 69th St Transportation Center South Terminal, 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal, and Chester Rd & College Av in around 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Bus from Walnut St & 16th St to 69th St Transportation Center South Terminal
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
septa.org
Bus from 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal to Chester Rd & College Av
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
septa.org
Other operators
Uber Philadelphia
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$22 - $30
uberX
$26 - $35
uberWAV
$24 - $35
uberXL
$35 - $50
Car Seat BLACK
$65 - $85
UberBLACK
$55 - $70
Car Seat SUV
$75 - $95
UberSUV
$65 - $85
Taxi from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
http://www.philapark.org/
Website
philapark.org
Freedom Taxi
Phone
+1 215-222-9999
Website
facebook.com
Phila Taxi Service
Phone
+1 267-309-2675
Website
philataxiservice.com
Philadelphia Taxicab Service
Phone
+1 215-535-6700
Website
philataxicab.com

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