Getting Around

Widener University sits comfortably within Southeast Pennsylvania’s bustling transportation network, one of the nation’s largest in terms of ridership and area. Easily accessible by two SEPTA rail lines and several bus routes, Chester is located just off interstates 95 and 476, two of the region’s major arterial roads.

Getting here by plane? No problem! Philadelphia International Airport is only about five miles away. We’re so close to the airport, in fact, that pilots reportedly use Wolfgram Memorial Library’s distinctive triangular shape as a landmark on their approach to the runway.

We’re not kidding when we say the region’s extensive transportation network connects travelers to virtually any destination they may have. Interested in world-class beaches? Cross the Delaware River and be on Atlantic City’s storied boardwalk in just over an hour. Prefer skis to surfboards? Award-winning Pocono Mountain resorts are a two-hour drive away.

If fast-paced urban environments are more your speed, you can easily take advantage of all that Philadelphia and Wilmington have to offer. Via SEPTA’s Wilmington-Newark Line, you can be standing in the center of Philadelphia’s iconic City Hall — the largest municipal building in the United States — in about 30 minutes.

Don’t let this prevent you from setting your sights further afield, though! Interested in visiting Baltimore? Get on the train in the morning and you can be at the Inner Harbor in time for a satisfying seafood lunch. If you’d rather spend the weekend in New York City, several express bus services can shuttle you to Manhattan from Center City Philadelphia in two hours.