Lehigh University Geometry and Topology Conference Travel Information
Lehigh University Geometry and
Topology Conference Travel Information
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport (ABE) is 5 miles from campus. There are some airlines with service to ABE from certain cities (Chicago and Charlotte). United has a "flight" from Newark which is actually a bus.
service to campus costs about $20 for the first person, and $5 for additional
people. If no cab is waiting, call (610) 867-5855 to obtain one. There is also Uber and Lyft available in the area.
From some cities, significant savings can be obtained by flying to Newark
Airport. Bus service from Newark Airport to Bethlehem is quite convenient. It
takes 1 hour and 45 minutes, leaving from every terminal of the airport and
arriving at the (South) Bethlehem Bus Terminal, 3 blocks from campus. Do not get off
at the Industrial Park, which is the first Bethlehem exit. The bus line is
Trans-Bridge and costs about $20 one way.
The walk from the Bethlehem Bus Terminal to the Math Dept. is
and easy (4 blocks South, which is the uphill direction). The "temporary" bus terminal is just east of New Street,
between Third and Fourth Streets.
Here is the bus schedule for both the Trans-Bridge line connecting Bethlehem to
the Newark Airport, and the Bieber Bus Line connecting Bethlehem to
Philadelphia (the Philadelphia station is at 10th and Filbert, within walking
distance of the Market Street subway stop).
If coming from the West on Rte. 78, take Rte. 22 where it splits off, just
before Allentown. This will be counter to the route to Lehigh suggested by
the exit sign. If you take 22, follow it to the exit which says Rte. 378 South to Bethlehem and Lehigh University. After four miles, this becomes non-freeway as it crosses a bridge over the Lehigh River. Turn left onto Third Street
at the first traffic light at the end of the bridge. After a short distance,
turn right onto Brodhead St., in front of the Comfort Suites Hotel. Go up
3 blocks to Packer Ave., and turn left. Christmas-Saucon hall is a beige stucco
building on the right after a long block. Neville Hall (where most of the talks and registration are) across the street from the Math building. A campus map
with more detail will be provided in advance to registrants, and will be
available here as well.
If you take Route 78, there is an exit to Lehigh University, which leads you to the East side of town. Follow 3rd street (Route 412) to Taylor Street, and turn left. About 5 blocks up will be Packer Ave., and the Math department and lecture rooms are on Packer, in the middle as you go through campus.
If coming from the North on Rte. 33 or the Pa. Turnpike, you will get on
and follow the above instructions.
If coming from the East on Rte. 78, do not take the exit which says Rte. 22 to
Phillipsburg. Stay on Rte. 78 to the Hellertown exit. Turn right at the end of the
Hellertown exit. After about a mile, Rte. 412 veers to the left. Follow it.
It becomes Fourth Street in Bethlehem. Turn left at Taylor or Webster to get
Those coming from Philadelphia could take the Northeast Extension of the
Pa. Turnpike (Rte. 476) to Rte. 22, and
proceed as above. It is much quicker to take the
Quakertown exit, then Rte. 309 North to Rte. 378 to Bethlehem. Once over the
look for Summit St., one block past the flashing yellow light. Turn right and
stay on Summit for 3 blocks until it ends at Brodhead. Turn left onto Brodhead
and follow campus map to be provided later. If you miss Summit, keep going to
Broadway, the first traffic light, and turn right. Then turn right at Fourth
and right at Brodhead (both traffic lights).
Most talks will be held in Neville Hall, across the street from the Mathematics Department (in Christmas-Saucon Hall). Some talks are in Drown Hall, right next to Neville.
Here are campus maps that should help you find Lehigh, and the dorm
or other campus buildings.
Campus map. This has all buildings numbered and marked. It's probably best
to download and print this, rather than try to view it. It's reasonably
detailed, but too big for most computer screens.
- If you want a fancier map, with interactive hyperlinks to tell you what each
building is, click here -> Lower Campus Map.
Geometry/Topology Conference Information
Last Modified April 5, 2018 by David Johnson
David L. Johnson or Donald M. Davis
14 E. Packer Avenue
Department of Mathematics
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3174
Telephone: (610) 758-3759