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Saint Francis University is located in Loretto, Pennsylvania. On this page you will find links, maps, and helpful visitor information. We're located two hours east of Pittsburgh in the Laurel Highland mountains. See you soon!
  • Driving Distances

    SFU is an easy day trip to and from Pittsburgh, New York, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and many other urban centers.

    • Altoona = 20 miles
    • Johnstown = 30 miles
    • State College = 60 Miles
    • Pittsburgh = 80 Miles
    • Baltimore = 185 Miles
    • Philadelphia = 230 Miles
    • New York City = 300 Miles

    Daily Low Cost Flights

    Southern Airways Express Campus Connection

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  • Planes, Trains, & Buses

    There are many ways to get to Loretto from anywhere in the world:

    By Airplane

    Flying to and from Saint Francis University is easy. Fly Southern Airways Express from Johnstown or Altoona and make your connection at either Pittsburgh (PIT), Washington-Dulles, or Baltimore-Washington (BWI). Discounts for SFU guests  (CAMPUS COMMUNITY DISCOUNT CODE SFU1)!

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    By Train

    AMTRAK serves both Altoona and Johnstown.

    By Bus

    Greyhound/Trailways serves Altoona, Johnstown, Cresson, and Ebensburg

     

    Driving Directions

    From Northwestern Pennsylvania

    Take I-79 to Route 422 east to Ebensburg. In town, turn left at the traffic light onto High Street. Continue straight at next light. Turn left on to Manor Road. Saint Francis University is six miles on the right.

    From Cleveland (Ohio area)

    Take Ohio Turnpike east to I-80 east. Take I-680 south to Route 422 east (approximately 120 miles) to Ebensburg. In town, turn left at the traffic light onto High Street. Continue straight at next light. Turn left on to Manor Road. Follow this road for six miles to the Saint Francis University entrance on right.

    From southwestern Pennsylvania and southeast Ohio

    Take Route 22 east from Pittsburgh to second Ebensburg exit (Ebensburg/Loretto exit). Bear right at end of exit ramp. Proceed straight (crossing over Route 22). Turn right at the first light on to Manor Road. Follow this road for six miles to the Saint Francis University entrance on right.

    From Northeastern Pennsylvania/Central New Jersey

    Take I-80 south to I-80 west to exit 161 (Bellefonte). Take US99/Route 220 south approximately 50 miles to Altoona and Route 22 west. Take Route 22 west to Lilly/Portage exit. Turn right onto Route 53 north. Continue on Route 53 north approximately two miles to traffic light (Sheetz on left). Turn left at light and continue beneath railroad overpass. 200 yards beyond overpass, bear right at Saint Francis University sign onto St. Joseph Street. Take this road four miles to Loretto. At Village Cross monument on traffic circle, bear left. Saint Francis University entrance is 200 yards on left.

    From Southeastern Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland/Washington, D.C.

    Take PA Turnpike (I-76) west to Bedford exit 146 (220 North/I-99 North). Turn left after toll booth. At top of hill, turn left onto US99/Route 220 north to Altoona. Travel approximately 30 miles to Route 22 west. Continue from Altoona -- previous paragraph.

     

    Lodging, Dining and Local Attractions

    We've got the scoop on some off-campus places to stay, eat, and be entertained!

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    Parking Information

    Visitors can park in the JFK Student Center lot. See #6 on the Campus Map. No 
    parking pass required.

     

    Transportation Options for Current Students

    Our students have access to transportation to local shopping destinations or transportation depots. SFU Student Life provides regular transportation/shuttle services and a car share program.

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