Penn Travel Card

The Penn Travel Card Makes Travel Easier

The University of Pennsylvania's new Penn Travel Card has been developed based on community feedback received from Penn business travelers' experiences, surveys and focus groups.  The card integrates with Concur Expense, and charges automatically flow into the application, reducing manual entry and facilitating prompt payment of eligible travel, entertainment and similar business related expenses.

Cardholders will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Use of the Penn Travel Card helps to keep work-related travel and entertainment expenses separate from personal expenses;
  • Widespread merchant acceptance anywhere Visa is accepted;
  • Chip and PIN technology, particularly important for international travelers;
  • Reduced fees on international transactions;
  • No annual fee; and
  • Best-in-class fraud protection and other special benefits such as lost luggage and AD&D insurance.

Per Bank of America, the card's provider, applying for the card will not impact your credit or credit score.  And, once established, the account, along with the corresponding credit limit and /or usage of the card, will not impact your credit or your credit score; nor should it appear on your credit report.

The Penn Travel Card is for faculty and staff who are required to or anticipate traveling or incurring qualifying business related expenses on behalf of the University.

Click here to access the Penn Travel Card Application.

Prior to submitting your application, you will need approval within your School or Center. The approver should be a School/Center representative with fiscal responsibility for your department. Before applying, you may also want to review the Bank of America Cardholder Agreement.

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The Penn Travel Card is sponsored by the Division of Business Services.  For more information, please contact Travel Card Administration at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .