Lehigh University Geometry and Topology Conference Travel Information

Lehigh University Geometry and Topology Conference Travel Information

By air:

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. Taxi 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 short 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 the Trans-Bridge line connecting Bethlehem to the Newark Airport, and may have service to Philadelphia as well (to be updated).


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 Rte. 22, 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 to campus.

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 hill, 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.
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    Registration Form Geometry/Topology Conference Information

    Registration Form

    Last Modified March 8, 2019 by David Johnson dlj0@lehigh.edu.

    David L. Johnson or Donald M. Davis
    14 E. Packer Avenue
    Department of Mathematics
    Lehigh University
    Bethlehem, PA 18015-3174

    Telephone: (484) 686-6979