Travel to and from Westtown School
- Westtown School provides a shuttle each Friday afternoon to the Paoli Station (train to 30th Street, Phila.) to connect to points North or South. The cost for the shuttle will be split among the riders of the shuttle. The shuttle leaves school at 3:45pm on Friday, and picks up at Paoli at 4:45pm on Sunday.
- Note: All shuttles will be scheduled based on demand. If there are no sign-ups for a particular bus, it will be subject to cancellation. Please plan accordingly.Signups are on Polaris (the weekend activity signup site), and must be in by noon on Friday.
Major School Vacations
- For Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks, the school will provide shuttles to 30th Street Station, Philadelphia (AMTRAK and BOLT bus) and the Philadelphia airport at vacation break for a fee. There is an online sign-up available one month prior to the scheduled break. Students traveling via JFK or Newark Airports should contact the Transportation Office for help arranging shuttle or Limo Service to those destinations. Please note the following vacation drop-off and pick up times for 2019-2020:
November 22 Shuttles depart for 30th Street and Philadelphia Airport at 11:30 a.m.
December 2 Pick up at 30th Street Station and Philadelphia Airport at 7:00 p.m.
December 20 Shuttles depart for 30th Street and Philadelphia Airport at 11:30 a.m.
January 6 Pick up at 30th Street Station and Philadelphia Airport at 7:00 p.m.
March 13 Shuttles depart for 30th Street and Phila Airport at 11:30 a.m.
March 30 Pick up at 30th Street Station and Philadelphia Airport at 7:00 p.m.
DEPARTING Westtown: Please book all train travel reservations after 1 pm; domestic flights after 2 pm; international flights after 3 pm.
RETURNING to Westtown: Please select trains and flights that arrive before 6:45pm.
Philadelphia Airport: the shuttle will stop at ZONE 8 or the area where public transportation and taxis pick up (in each terminal near Baggage Claim) at 7:00pm.
Unaccompanied Minors: Children under the age of 15 who are traveling alone on a plane or under 16 traveling alone on a train are unaccompanied minors and are required to be accompanied by a chaperone who must sign a waiver and wait with the child until it is time to board. While we will try to accommodate unaccompanied minors, Westtown School is unable to commit numerous chaperones for an indeterminate period of time. Listed below are local companies that will provide this service to you.
Taxis and Limousine Services:
King Limousine Service (610-265-3050, www.kinglimoinc.com) offers local service as well as service to JFK and Newark ***unaccompanied minors*** (offer discount for Westtown families)
Kevin Smith Transportation Group (621-222-6225, www.kevinsmithgroup.com) offers service to JFK and Newark
Main Line Taxi (610-272-1000, www.mainlinetaxi.com/) offers service to the Airport
Diamond Cab (302-658-4321) offers service to Wilmington Train Station
Super Trans (215-333-1441, www.supertranspa.com/) offers service to JFK and Newark ***unaccompanied minors***
Mid-Atlantic Limousine (610-431-4800, www.midatlanticlimo.com/) offers service to Philadelphia, JFK, and Newark ***unaccompanied minors***
Other Transportation Information:
If a student requires Westtown transportation for off-campus medical or other services, a fee will be applied to the student’s account.
If you have general questions about transportation, please contact Kirstie Wills, Transportation Manager, at 610-399-7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.