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

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Train  •  43 min

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

$6 - $8

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

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

$6

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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

Questions & Answers

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 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Suburban Station station and arriving at Swarthmore. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 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 best way to get from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College without a car is to train which takes 43 min and costs .

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The train from Suburban Station to Swarthmore takes 30 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Philadelphia to Swarthmore College bus services, operated by SEPTA, depart from Walnut St & 16th St station.

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Philadelphia to Swarthmore College train services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at Suburban Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College is to train which takes 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 21 bus and line 109 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Philadelphia to Swarthmore College bus services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at Chester Rd & College Av station.

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Philadelphia to Swarthmore College train services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at Swarthmore station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College.
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  • Distance: 10.6 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

SEPTA operates a train from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College via 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal and Chester Rd & College Av in around 1 h 21 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 West Terminal
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
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
Website
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
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UberPool
$22 - $30
UberX
$23 - $30
WAV
$22 - $29
UberXL
$35 - $50
Black Car Seat
$60 - $80
Black
$55 - $70
Black SUV Car Seat
$75 - $95
Black SUV
$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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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Swarthmore College is 13 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Philadelphia to Swarthmore College.

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