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Do I need a car on campus?

At Penn you have easy access to a variety of transportation options.

You are welcome to bring your car, but it is not necessary. Philadelphia is a very walkable city with many forms of public transportation. Visit SEPTA's website for more information.

The University also supports a number of programs to encourage faculty, staff, students, and visitors to utilize alternative modes of transportation. With a valid PennCard, members of the Penn Community can take advantage of Penn Transit, Loop Through University City (LUCY®) and the Drexel University bus system at no charge. Discounts are also offered to faculty, staff, and students for using public transportation options such as Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), PATCO and N.J. Transit. Penn is also welcoming and accommodating to alternative modes, such as car-sharing, walking, and bicycling.



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