Villanova offers many convenient ways to get around without spending a lot of money. The shuttles on and off campus are a great service for students without a car who want to hop to the next town over. They are reliable and almost always on time, so students never have to worry about long waits. Transportation into Philly is just as easy, with two train lines and three stations around campus to bring you there. It’s under $10 round trip and under 30 minutes to the city. The only downfall is the city’s subway system, which isn’t well mapped out and can take a while to get used to. However, the regional rails running from the suburbs into the city are easy, cheap, and quick. There are also special shuttles that run to the airport before breaks, as well as a whole train line dedicated to traveling to and from the airport.
Whether it’s a quick trip to the bookstore in Rosemont or a night in the city, there are varying ways of getting there and an affordable and convenient method of doing so. Public transportation may be daunting at first, but within a week or two, you’ll have it down to a science.