Directions: Getting to Campus
From the Philadelphia Area, via U.S. Route 1:
Take U.S. Route 1 from either Baltimore Pike or City Line Avenue and continue south until you approach the sign indicating Kennett Square. Once there, continue taking the U.S. Route 1 (by-pass) heading south for 13 miles, to the Route 896 / New London / Russellville exit. From the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 896 and proceed to the flashing red light at Baltimore Pike. Turn right and proceed south for approximately one (1) mile to Lincoln University, which is on the left.
From Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD and Points South:
Travel Interstate 95 (John F. Kennedy Turnpike) north and take Exit 100: Route 272 / Rising Sun / Northeast, MD. At the end of the exit, turn left onto Route 272 heading north and continue into Pennsylvania. After crossing the PA state line, continue for approximately 1 mile and then turn left at the sign indicating the continuation of Route 272 north. After approximately 3 miles, turn right onto U.S. Route 1 (by-pass) and head north for 8 miles. Take the Route 896 / New London / Russellville exit. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 896 and proceed to the flashing red light at Baltimore Pike. Turn right and proceed south for approximately one (1) mile to Lincoln University, which is on the left.
From New York / New Jersey:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 2: Route 322 West / Chester. At the end of the exit, turn left and follow Route 322 West for 7 miles to the Commodore Barry Bridge. (If you travel Interstate Highway 295 south, then take the Chester / Commodore Barry Bridge / Route 322 West exit.) After crossing the bridge, stay to the left and follow the exit onto Interstate 95 (PA) south. Remain in the right lane and follow the signs for (the continuation of) Route 322 West. Take Route 322 West all the way to U.S. Route 1 south and then turn left at the intersection. Follow U.S. Route 1 south, for 10 miles until you reach the sign indicating Kennett Square. At this point, please refer to the first set of directions above “from the Philadelphia area….”, starting with the second sentence.
From Harrisburg and Points West
Travel Route 283 E. to Route 30 towards Philadelphia. Turn right on Route 896 S. and go approximately 22 miles until you cross over Route 1. Turn right at flashing red light onto Old Baltimore Pike and go one (1) mile. The campus is on left.
The closest airport to the university is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (about 45 miles). Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is 70 miles away (1 hour 20 minutes).
SCCOOT is the only public transportation available around Lincoln University. It connects the University to Oxford, Avondale, West Grove, Toughkenamon, Kennett Square, Longwood Gardens and West Chester. It also connects to the Krapf’s A Bus, which can take you to the Exton Amtrak Station and SEPTA 104, which can take you to the 69th Street Transportation Center in Philadelphia. Both transportation services can be picked up at the West Chester Transportation Center from SCCOOT. The service runs Monday through Friday and is $2.00 to $4.00. You can view schedules at www.chescobus.com or call them at 610-993-0911 with questions.
The closest Amtrak train station is in Parkesburg. Train and bus stations are also located in Wilmington, Delaware (about 25 miles).
Contact AMTRAK toll-free: 800-872-7245.
The following services provide transportation to Lincoln University:
- Shuttle Service by International Tours - 610-925-3922 or 484-459-9415