Transportation and Parking

Students can easily commute to campus utilizing several public transportation options offered by the University or SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. It is also very common for students to bike, or even walk, to campus. Philadelphia is easily navigable by public transportation, on foot or by bike. If you are a student, staff or faculty member who chooses to drive to campus, there are several convenient parking options around and on campus.

University Resources

Penn Transit Services

Penn Transit provides safe and efficient integrated transit options on and around campus. Transit Services are free of charge to all Penn community members in possession of a valid PennCard. The types of transportation offered include Penn Shuttle Service, Penn Bus and LUCY. As an additional incentive to commuting, Penn Transit Services offers a discounted and/or pre-tax PennPass to faculty, safe and students.

Penn Transportation Center

The SEPTA Travel Center has teamed up with Penn to bring you everything you need to know on how to navigate the great City of Philadelphia, without a car. The SEPTA Travel Center is located in the Penn Bookstore ( 3601 Walnut Street, 2nd floor).

Penn Parking Services

Cars and Parking: Philadelphia truly is a city with a multitude of public transportation options, most students find they don’t need their car. However, should you decide to bring your car, please review the parking website for Penn The Department of Parking Services managers and operates 27 parking facilities on Penn’s campus, including garages and lots. Most of the facilities are permit-only and are reserved for University faculty, staff and students.

Department of Motor Vehicle Registration Pennsylvania:

Public Transportation

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority maintains the bus, subway, trolley and regional rail systems for Greater Philadelphia. SEPTA connects with New Jersey Transit and PATCO. The SEPTA website includes information on the latest fare updates, weekend and weekday schedules and system maps.

Biking  Options

The Penn Community can take advantage of the City of Philadelphia's integrated bike share system, Indego. This program features over 600 self-service bicycles and 70 bike stations throughout Philadelphia. Three stations are located on campus: at 40th and Spruce, near the University City Station Regional Rail Station, and 36th and Sansom. For more information about Indego, station locations throughout the City, membership registration or a map of the city-wide docking stations, visit Philadelphia's bike share program website
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