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
www.upenn.edu/transportation

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 Parking Services

www.upenn.edu/parking

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.

Public Transportation

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
www.septa.org

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.

Vehicle Sharing Options

Zipcar
www.zipcar.com

A company dedicated to green and sustainable transportation options, Zipcar offers a wide variety of cars, vans and SUVs to reserve all over Greater Philadelphia. There are several locations near campus where you can reserve a Zipcar and zip off to your destination. Penn faculty, staff and students can receive discounted rental rates by visiting the Ride Sharing Options page, located on the Penn Parking Services website.

Enterprise CarShare
www.enterprisecarshare.com

Enterprise CarShare is a nonprofit organization which allows individuals to rent cars on a short-term basis. Cars are located throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area and are accessible to anyone with a membership. Unlike traditional rentals, you only have to be 21 years of age to sign up for a membership. Penn faculty, staff and students can receive discounted rental rates by visiting the Ride Sharing Options page, located on the Penn Parking Services website.