By Car

Approximately 90 minutes west of Philadelphia, Franklin & Marshall College is located 20 minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and is easily accessible via major expressways.

Directions and parking information

By Bus

Lancaster is serviced by Trailways and Greyhound, with daily service from most eastern cities. Bieber Tourways also runs three buses to and from New York City daily.

By Plane

Harrisburg International Airport, just 40 minutes away by car, is served by Air Canada, Allegiant, American Eagle, Delta, Frontier, United and US Airways and features daily nonstop flights to/from the following airports: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago (O'Hare), Detroit, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg, Toronto and Washington, D.C. (Dulles).

Philadelphia International Airport is the largest airport in the state and has direct rail service to Lancaster through Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.

Baltimore-Washington International Aiport is served by more than 20 airlines, including some discount carriers, and is only a 90-minute drive from Lancaster. Many visitors traveling from outside the Mid-Atlantic find BWI the cheapest airport when flying into the region.

By Train

Lancaster is a major stop on the Amtrak Keystone Service between Philadelphia and points west. From Boston, New York or Washington, D.C., change at 30th Street Station, Philadelphia, to the commuter service to Lancaster.

By Taxi and Chartered Car

Two taxicab companies serve the Lancaster area and can provide transportation to and from the College to Lancaster Airport and the train station.

For chartered service from major airports, contact Friendly Transportation or Unique Limousine at 717-892-1240.

Approximate Travel Times


By car
  • 1.5 hours from Baltimore
  • 1.5 hours from Philadelphia
  • 2 hours from Washington, D.C.
  • 3 hours from New York City
  • 4 hours from Pittsburgh
  • 6 hours from Hartford
  • 6.5 hours from Boston


By plane non-stop to Harrisburg (MDT)
  • 1.2 hours from Albany (ALB)
  • 2 hours from Atlanta (ATL)
  • 1.5 hours from Boston (BOS)
  • 1.5 hours from Charlotte (CLT)
  • 2 hours from Chicago (ORD)
  • 1.5 hours from Cincinnati (CVG)
  • 1.2 hours from Cleveland (CLE)
  • 1.5 hours from Detroit (DTW)
  • 1 hour from New York (LGA)
  • 1.5 hours from Toronto (YYZ)
  • 0.5 hour from Washington, D.C. (IAD)