Location & Getting Here
All classes are held in Whitaker Laboratory on Lehigh University's Asa Packer Campus. Travel directions are below. You may also want to download the printable version of the Asa Packer Campus Map or visit Lehigh's maps page for a full list of maps.
Transportation and Travel
Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania just 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. The university is composed of three contiguous campuses encompassing 1,600 acres and is easily reached via air or ground transportation. Your classes will be held on the Asa Packer Campus. The most convenient airport to Lehigh University is the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) only 5 miles away. The ABE International Airport offers connections to all major U.S. and international destinations with air service by: US Airways, United Express, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, TransMeridian and Continental Express. Lehigh is located near several major highways and is served by local bus, limousine, taxi, and car rental services (see below).
Arriving at ABE (Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton) International Airport
Cabs are available at the airport. If you would like to reserve a cab ahead of time, please call the cab companies listed below. Cab fares are approximately $16/person.
Lehigh Valley Taxi 610-867-6000
Bus from New York City
Take Transbridge Lines from Gate 8 or 10 at the Port Authority Bus Terminal to South Bethlehem Bus Terminal (Adams and Mechanic Street-two blocks from campus). Phone: (610) 868-6001. For detailed bus schedules please visit Transbridge Lines.
Bus from Philadelphia
Take Bieber Bus Lines from the Greyhound Terminal at 10th and Filbert Streets, Philadelphia, to South Bethlehem Bus Terminal (Adams and Mechanic Street-two blocks from campus). Phone: (610) 683-7333. For detailed bus schedules please visit Bieber Tourways.
Car from Philadelphia
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476 north) toward Allentown. Exit at Quakertown. After toll booth turn left onto Rt. 663 east for a few miles, and then turn left onto Rt. 309 north. Follow Rt. 309 north for about 6 miles to Rt. 378 north (right turn). Continue along Rt. 378 for 5.3 miles to Bethlehem (over the top of the hill). Turn right at the second blinking yellow light (Summit Street). Travel to the end of Summit Street, which eventually forces you to turn left onto Brodhead Avenue. Travel down Brodhead Avenue two blocks, turning right onto Morton Street.At the end of the second block (Morton and S. New Streets) you will see Farrington Square on your right (building 202d on the campus map). If you continue to the end of the fourth block (Morton and Webster Street ) you will see Whitaker Lab (Bldg. #5 on map) on your right (the last academic building). All classes and course registration will be held in Whitaker Lab.
Car from New York City/New Jersey Area
Take I-78 west to Hellertown/Bethlehem, Exit 67. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 412 north. Route 412 becomes Main Street in Hellertown. Follow Rt. 412 north for 2.9 miles (through multiple traffic lights-you'll pass the former Bethlehem Steel on your right) to the center of South Bethlehem. At the traffic light (Mobil Station on your left), turn left onto S. New Street. Go straight through the next light and turn left at the main entrance to Lehigh University (S. New Street ends here). Farrington Square will be on your right (building 202d on the campus map).
Car from Washington, D.C. and Other Points South
Take I-95 north toward Baltimore. Follow I-95 through Baltimore and Wilmington (DE) to I-476 north. Continue to Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension and follow signs to Allentown. Follow directions for "Car from Philadelphia" above.
Car from Points West
Exit from the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Harrisburg onto Interstate 83 north. Follow signs for I-81 north and I-78 east to Allentown. Exit at Hellertown/Bethlehem and take Rt. 412 north. Follow directions above for "Car from New York City/New Jesey Area." (If you use Rt. 22 East, follow directions below-"Car from Points North").
Car from Points North
At Syracuse take Interstate 81 south. At Scranton take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) south. Take the Lehigh Valley Exit at Allentown and go East on Rt. 22. Exit at Bethlehem onto Rt. 378 south and proceed to the end of the expressway, at the Hill-to-Hill Bridge about 3-4 miles. Stay in left lane (Third Street lane) as you cross the bridge and bear left. After bearing left, continue down to the traffic light at the bottom of the ramp while staying in the right lane. At the light (Brodhead Avenue) turn right. One block beyond next traffic light, turn left onto Morton Street . Go two blocks to Farrington Square which will be on your right (building 202d on the campus map). At the end of the fourth block (Morton and Webster Street ) you will see Whitaker Lab (Bldg. #5) on your right. All classes and course registration will be held in Whitaker Lab.