Directions to Eastern University


Eastern University, in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, is on Philadelphia’s Main Line. The campus is in a residential area one-half mile north of Lancaster Avenue (U.S. Highway 30) at the eastern edge of the town of Wayne. Eastern’s convenient suburban setting is just minutes from exit 13 off I-476 and within easy access of the city of Philadelphia. SEPTA trains (the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line) run on the average of every half-hour from the St. Davids station to downtown Philadelphia. The travel time is approximately thirty minutes.

Philadelphia is a unique as an educational and cultural center. The city includes 1158 churches, representing 68 denominations. Rare collections of archaeological and ethnographic interest are displayed in the Penn Museum. Facilities of the Franklin Institute and Fels Planetarium promote the physical sciences and technology, while those of the Academy of Natural Sciences and Wistar Institute promote the biological sciences and medicine. The exhibits of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are open to the public. The Philadelphia Orchestra is world renowned. Tickets to its concerts are available to students at special rates.

There are many historic sites in the city such as Congress Hall, First Bank of the United States, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Center, and Old City Hall. With its many fine hospitals and its five medical colleges, Philadelphia occupies an enviable position as one of the country’s leading medical centers. King of Prussia Mall, the largest shopping mall on the east coast, is only a ten-minute drive from Eastern. Valley Forge National Historical Park, a famous landmark and national park, is just west of the King of Prussia area.


St. Davids, Pennsylvania

From I-476

Take Exit 13 (St. Davids/Villanova) and follow U.S. Route 30 West (Lancaster Avenue). Turn right on Radnor-Chester Road. Turn left on King of Prussia Road. Turn left on Eagle Road. University entrance is on your left.

From Philadelphia

Take Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) West to exit for I-476 South. Follow directions “From I-476.”

From Pittsburgh and Points West

Take I-276 East (PA Turnpike) to Exit 326 (Valley Forge). Continue on I-76 East to 476 South. Follow directions “From I-476.”

From Northern PA and New York, take I-81 South to the Northeast Extension (I-476 South). Follow directions “From I-476.”

From New York City and New England, take I-95 South to the NJ Turnpike and continue south. Take Exit 6 to I-276 West (PA Turnpike). Take Exit 20 (Mid County) to 476 South. Follow directions “From I-476.”

From Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Points South

Take I-95 North into Pennsylvania to Exit 7 (I-476 North). Follow I-476 North to Exit 13 (St. Davids/Villanova). Follow directions "From I-476."

From the Train, get off at St. Davids and follow Chamounix Road to Fairview Drive.