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Transportation and Parking

There are a wealth of options to help you get around the city and the campus.

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.

For comprehensive information on all your transportation options, visit the Penn Transportation and Parking Website.

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 specialized routes such as the Pennovation and FMC shuttles.  

LUCY (Loop Through University City)

LUCY makes multiple stops between Penn’s Campus and 30th Street Station, Monday - Friday, excluding major holidays, from 6:10 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUCY® is free of charge to PennCard holders.

Penn Parking Services

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, Pen’s Department of Parking Services managers and operates 27 parking facilities on Penn’s campus, including garages and lots. Regular commuters to campus can purchase a University Parking Permit.

SEPTA Resources

SEPTA Travel Center at Penn

SEPTA 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).

Public Transportation

The SEPTA 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.

Student Discounts

Full-time Penn students may purchase a PennPass for specific service zones for semester-long discounted travel on SEPTA, Philadelphia's regional public transportation system. A PennPass is designed to save you money only if you commute to campus or have other reasons to use SEPTA frequently.  

Student discounts  of 25% are also available on New Jersey Transit. Students can find more information on Campus Express. 

Biking  Options

Indego Bike Share

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.

Penn Resources for Cyclists

The League of American Bicyclists has honored Penn with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of Penn’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. Penn joins a group of 193 colleges and universities in 46 states and the District of Columbia that are transforming the American landscape by providing more bicycle friendly campuses for the benefit of students, staff, and community members.





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