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Old 12-29-2014, 02:21 PM
 
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We're looking at options for our move back to the Philadelphia area this coming spring. Media is on our radar as well as a handful of other areas. I'm trying to get an idea of the commute time from Media to Bryn Mawr on 476. Google says approx 20 minutes, but that doesn't count for traffic and I know it can get bad sometimes. Any idea how long it would really take in rush hour?
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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I don't do this commute but I am familiar with both areas and since noone else has answered. I can't see it taking longer than a half hour with traffic unless a major accident or something. 476 isn't usually too bad either.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:24 PM
 
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As a Delaware County native, the commute is hit or miss. In the morning going from Media to Bryn Mawr should be a breeze, afternoon may be a different story. Southbound 476 can get very bad in the afternoon for pretty much the entire length. But even with heavy traffic it should not take more than 45 minutes, definitely a doable commute.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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Could take 476 in the morning, and come back via 320 to Baltimore Pike, maybe? 320 probably has better scenery anyway, heh.

My wife and I have taken 320 from Villanova a couple times down to that general area, and it wasn't a bad drive at all. Granted, it was a Saturday early afternoon going into Springfield, or down to the Verlo Mattress Factory in Broomall. Don't know if 320 is bad during the weekdays. But yeah, definitely felt it took us less than 20 to get down to Baltimore Pike.

Lancaster during rush hour will probably be pretty busy too what with the colleges around Bryn Mawr, particularly around Villanova.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:39 AM
 
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Could take 476 in the morning, and come back via 320 to Baltimore Pike, maybe? 320 probably has better scenery anyway, heh.

My wife and I have taken 320 from Villanova a couple times down to that general area, and it wasn't a bad drive at all. Granted, it was a Saturday early afternoon going into Springfield, or down to the Verlo Mattress Factory in Broomall. Don't know if 320 is bad during the weekdays. But yeah, definitely felt it took us less than 20 to get down to Baltimore Pike.

Lancaster during rush hour will probably be pretty busy too what with the colleges around Bryn Mawr, particularly around Villanova.
Aside from the scenery or if there is an accident on 476 that would be a disaster. Endless traffic lights and heavy congestion especially toward Broomall. I would not recommend it. A lot of times people think back roads are quicker, but I have tried almost every combo several times and taking the large roads are always quicker, unless there is an accident.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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You'll learn the back roads. My first job in PA was in Haverford, right next to Bryn Mawr, and I'd found a place to live in Media. The Blue Route travel was thoroughly unpleasant unless driving at off times, and even then it could still be back (there was a lot of construction at the time). But a combo of 252/1/320/Darby Rd. made the drive more bearable. Count on 30 minutes.
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