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An Introduction to The Institutes
From Philadelphia International Airport
Most major domestic carriers have flights to Philadelphia. In addition, British Airways flies to Philadelphia International Airport from London.
From JFK International Airport, New York
The following limousine companies will take passengers from JFK International Airport, New York, to The Institutes:
Dave’s Limousine Service:
Reservations are required. All limousine services must be contacted in advance and given the passengers’ names, airline, flight number, and time of arrival.
By Airport Rail Line from Philadelphia Airport
South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Airport line is the best and least expensive way to get to Center City, Chestnut Hill, and The Institutes.
The Institutes is located down the street from the Septa Chestnut Hill East station.
Trains generally depart every 30 minutes from the four domestic airport terminals. Trains stop at 30th St. Station, Suburban Station, and Market East Station. Connecting trains from Chestnut Hill can be taken from any of these three stations, as described below.
The Chestnut Hill West Station is on Germantown Avenue and is served by trains from three Center City railway stations:
Market East (12th and Market Streets)
Suburban Station (16th Street and J.F Kennedy Blvd.)
30th Street Station (30th and Market Streets)
Trains depart about every 60 minutes. The ride takes about 35 minutes. The Institutes is a short taxi ride, or half-mile walk, from the Chestnut Hill West Station.
The Chestnut Hill East Station is served by trains from the same stations. The schedule is slightly different and the terminus is closer to The Institutes. Once you arrive at the Chestnut Hill East Station, leave the station from the entrance facing Bethlehem Pike. Turn right onto Newton Street (this is a very short street, terminating at Stenton Avenue). You can actually see the walled entrance of the Institutes from the station end of the street.
For Details, contact: South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA): (215) 580 – 7800
If taking a taxicab from the airport, we suggest approaching the taxicab starter, advising him of your destination, and asking the approximate charges. Then let the driver know that you will need a receipt for your records, as this will lessen the chances of overcharging. You can also insist that the meter be used. Tell the driver that the address is 8801 Stenton Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA 19038 near the intersection of Stenton Avenue and Bethlehem Pike. It may be wise to show him the map located here.
Local Taxicab Company
The following taxicab company can be called for transportation from Fort Washington to The Institutes, or from Philadelphia to The Institutes:
Montco Suburban Taxicab Co. (215) 572 – 6100
Automobile Rental Information
Rental agencies are located within the Philadelphia Airport. For worldwide reservations:
Hertz Rent A Car: (800) 654 – 3131
Avis Rent A Car: (800) 331 – 1212
Budget Rent A Car: (800) 527 – 0700
National Rent A Car: (800) 227 – 7368
From the West, North or East:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the Fort Washington Exit (Exit 339). After exiting from the turnpike, follow Route 309 South to the Paper Mill Road (Springfield) Exit. Go right onto Paper Mill Road to the fourth traffic light at Stenton Avenue. Make a left turn onto Stenton Avenue. The Institutes are 200 yards up Stenton Avenue, on the left.
From the South:
Take Route 95 North to Route 476 north. Go 19.2 miles and exit at Germantown Pike (Plymouth Meeting). Turn right at the traffic light and travel east on Germantown Pike for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Northwestern Avenue. At the first light (Stenton Avenue) turn right and go to the second traffic light. Turn right to continue on Stenton Avenue. The Institutes are 200 yards up Stenton Avenue, on the left.
Click to download a Map to The Institutes: Map To The Institutes
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