Getting to Narberth
Narberth is 1/2-square-mile Borough located in the center of Lower Merion Township. The Borough is approximately one mile from the intersection of Route 30 and Route 1. It is bordered by Montgomery, North Wynnewood, East Wynnewood, Rockland and Haverford Avenues.
Narberth is easily accessible by car, bicycle, train or bus.
Getting here from Center City Philadelphia
- By train
The town is divided in half by the train tracks. The R-5 Paoli/Doylestown SEPTA line is a short 20-minute ride to Center City. The train runs twice an hour, and more frequently during peak commuter times.
SEPTA commuter parking is provided on the South side of the train tracks with the entrance from Elmwood Avenue. The parking lot holds approximately 55 cars, the daily parking rate us $1.00 per day.
Commuter tickets are sold in one-trip, round-trip, off-peak, 10-trip and monthly tickets (Zone 2). The train station ticket office is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Taxi-cabs are available to meet commuter trains if arranged in advance.
- By bus
The SEPTA Route 44 Bus connects the downtown shopping area with Center City Philadelphia and Ardmore via bus stops on N. Essex, Windsor, Iona and Haverford Avenues.
- By car
Automobile commuters use Montgomery Avenue (the northern border with Lower Merion Township) to connect to City Avenue, Route 1, and thence to the Schuylkill Expressway, Route 76. The Borough is approximately one mile from Route 1 via East Wynnewood Avenue. (See further directions below in Getting Here from Philadelphia Airport)
The Schuylkill Expressway, Route 76, connects with Vine Street, Interstate Route 676, which leads to Interstate 95.
Montgomery Avenue also connects with the Blue Route, Interstate 476, which leads to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 276.
Getting here from Philadelphia Airport
Follow the signs that exit the airport to Route 76 West (The Schuylkill Expressway) towards Valley Forge. It will be approximately 1.3 miles from the airport to the Passyunk Avenue entrance to 76 West. Stay on 76 West 5.3 miles, exiting on the Route 1 (City Avenue) exit.
Follow Route 1 South (City Avenue) approximately 2.5 miles until you pass St. Joseph's University. (Look for a tall apartment building (Executive House) on your left followed by the Overbrook Train Station. Make a right-hand turn on East Wynnewood Avenue (at St. Charles Seminary). If you get to Route 30/Lancaster Avenue, you have gone one block too far.
Follow East Wynnewood approximately 1.75 miles until you see the railroad tunnel with the Welcome to Narberth sign over the top. Pass through the tunnel and turn right on the second street (Windsor Avenue). Go two blocks to Dudley Avenue where you will turn right. Stay on Dudley for one block and turn right on Haverford Avenue. Go one block on Haverford to Conway and you have arrived at the Municipal Building on the corner.
The Borough Office has detailed street maps available for consultation. You may contact us by phone at (610) 664-2840, by email at email@example.com or by writing to us at 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072. Of course you're also welcome to stop in to the office which is located at the corner of Haverford and Conway Avenues. Maps of Narberth are also available online at Google Maps.
Getting here from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Valley Forge Exit)
From the Valley Forge exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Route 76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway, to the City Avenue exit. Proceed as above in Getting here from Philadelphia Airport (above).
Getting here from the Blue Route (Route I-476)
Take Exit #5 Route 30 (St. Davids / Villanova) on the Blue Route. Follow Route 30 East approximately five miles through the town of Ardmore. Look for a Whole Foods Supermarket on your left. Once past the supermarket, make a left turn on East Wynnewood Road (where a Gulf gas station and Amoco gas station mark the corner). Pass the second traffic light and make a left turn through the tunnel with the Welcome to Narberth sign atop it. Follow further directions in Getting Here from Philadelphia (above).
Staying in the area
Although there are no hotels or bed and breakfasts located within the Borough, there is ample lodging within a five-mile radius.
Enjoying your time around Narberth
Many denominations and religious organizations serve residents and visitors to Narberth Borough. For more information including specific services, please look at the Religious Organizations page on this website.
Shopping is ample and extensive in Narberth Borough. Check out our Business & Shopping Directory which gives a sampling of some of the many businesses located in Narberth Borough.
The Narberth Community Library houses a collection of more than 30,000 volumes. The Library is located at 80 Windsor Avenue in the center section of the Community Building. The telephone number is (610) 664-2878.
There are many points of interest within walking distance of the downtown shopping district or a short drive away.
- The Rees-Price House, on Montgomery Avenue, was once the house occupied by the founder of Narberth. The small stone structure, located on Montgomery Avenue, is currently occupied by the Hamper Shop of Lankenau Hospital. The building was recently nominated for listing in the National Registry of Historic Sites.
- The Merion Friends Meeting was recently recognized by being listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites as one of the oldest continually used Quaker Meeting places of Worship. William Penn worshipped there.
- The Bert Bell Historic marker is located in front of Mapes Store on Haverford Avenue. Bert Bell is the founder of the National Football League and was aided in starting the league by many local residents. The Pennsylvania Museum Commission installed the marker in 1998 to honor Mr. Bell and his family.
- The Barnes Foundation is a world-renowned gallery of French Impressionist Art. A recent world tour of the valuable art collection allowed the main building on N. Latches Lane in Merion to undergo extensive renovations to better preserve and exhibit the art. Albert Barnes was also a contributor to the Narberth Fire Company.
- St. Charles Borromeo Seminary is located on East Wynnewood Avenue, at its intersection with City Avenue, and is also bordered by Lancaster Avenue. A papal visit in 1995 is commemorated by a cross erected at Lancaster Avenue and City Avenue.
- St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia's Jesuit University, at 54th and City Avenue, boasts many attractive buildings in a suburban setting for a university. It is located primarily on the Philadelphia side of City Avenue.
- Haverford College is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning on the Main Line.