Transportation from the Airport
If you need transportation from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), OIS offers a complimentary (free) pick-up service that will bring you to campus, or your nearest living accommodation. We recommend you arrive at the Philadelphia International Airport, which is approximately a 25 minute drive to campus.
Please complete the Airport Pickup Registration Form.
If possible, we suggest that you fly into Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since it is the closest to the Camden Campus. You should try to plan your travel, including any connecting flights, to minimize the necessity for overnight lodging. Hotel charges in large cities are high ($175 per night or more), though lodging in smaller cities is considerably less expensive.
If you wish to fly into another airport, such as Newark Liberty in New Jersey or JFK International in New York City, we do not provide this service. You must plan accordingly to reach campus from the airport. Remember, you can book your own taxi, shuttle service, Limousine, or purchase train/bus tickets to reach campus. See the list below for more details on transportation services.
Getting to the Camden Campus
Once you arrive at Philadelphia International Airport, you can reach the Camden Campus by shuttle, train, limousine, taxi and bus service.
Rapid Rover will drive you wherever you are going in South Jersey. And Rapid Rover’s share-ride system is less expensive than a taxi. Upon your arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, retrieve your luggage and proceed to the ground transportation counter in the baggage claim area. Dial 21 on the courtesy phone and the Rapid Rover dispatcher will place you on the next available shuttle. Rapid Rover also provides transportation from Amtrak 30th Street Station to Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties in South Jersey. Call 1-800-322-8062 upon arrival.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) offers train service from the airport to its Market East Station in Center City Philadelphia on its R1 airport line. You can transfer to a Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) train at 8th & Market Street which will bring you to City Hall in Camden, which is several blocks from the campus. Take a taxi from City Hall to the Camden Campus.
Bus service is also available outside the Market East Station. From the Greyhound Bus Terminal at 10th and Filbert Street, you can take the #313 or #315 New Jersey Transit bus to the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden. Take a taxi from the transportation center to the Camden Campus.
Taxi service is an option but can be expensive. Taxis generally are used in the US to travel short distances within a city, not to get from one city to another. When using a taxi, get an appropriate rate quote from the driver and pay the exact fare as shown on the meter. A 15% tip is customary.