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Transportation Arrangements

Philadelphia has been called a "twenty-minute city" because most parts are reachable by foot in about that time. While your guests don't have to walk, it is worth noting that it is a walkable city. We are blocks from 30th Street Station and minutes  (by taxi or train) from the Philadelphia International airport.

Hospitality Services is proud to be your liaison for group travel arrangements. If you would like to tour the city, make arrangements for your conference or discuss quotes, please reach out to us.

Transportation options to/from/within Philadelphia include:

Public Transportation via SEPTA

Cash Fare is $2.25 for buses, subways, and trolleys and transfers can be purchase for $1.00. Operators are unable to make change.

NEW! The SEPTA Travel Center @Penn is located at the Penn Bookstore. Representatives from SEPTA are available Mondays – Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are a wonderful on-campus resource to help visitors find the best travel options utilizing public transportation.

To and From Center City:

Bus - Use the 42, 21, 40 routes. Catch the 40 on Spruce Street, the 21 on Chestnut Street, and the 42 on Spruce Street or from Chestnut Street below 33rd to go to Center City. For return buses, catch the 42 or 21 anywhere on Walnut Street, or the 40 on Lombard.

Subway-Surface Trolley - Catch it from 36th & Sansom Streets or 37th & Spruce Streets, take any eastbound car to get to Center City.
Returning to Penn, catch Route 11, 13, 34, or 36 at various locations.

Subway a.k.a. the EL (blue coded) - The Market-Frankford subway line runs along Market Street and stops at 34th and 40th Streets. Take the eastbound trains to get to Center City, and the westbound to return to Penn.

More SEPTA Information

Other Transportation Options

Services by Penn Transit also can meet guests’ needs, either by its bus and shuttle operations as well as its charter services. More information is available at Penn Transit.


A number of taxi services are available in Philadelphia and are readily available on the Penn campus; including The Inn at Penn and the Sheraton University City.