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Philadelphia PA



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The closest airport is Philadelphia International Airport , which is approximately 7 miles from the center of Philadelphia, PA.


Getting around in Philadelphia, PA

Public Transportation


The public transportation service is offered by SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), which operates buses, trains, rapid transit, trolleys, and trackless trolleys throughout the city, including to the four Pennsylvania suburban counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery, also offering transportation services to to Mercer County, New Jersey and New Castle County, Delaware. Perhaps, the most useful route for tourists is SEPTA's R1 Regional Rail line, which offers direct service to the Philadelphia International Airport. The regular cash fare is $2. Seniors ride for free.


SEPTA also operates 8 trolleys lines including the 5 subway-surface branch lines and the two suburban trolley lines, numbered 101 and 102, that leave from the 69th Street terminal on the Market Frankford Line.


Philadelphia is also served by PATCO Speedline, which offers rapid transit service to Camden, Westmont, Collingswood, Haddonfield, Ashland (Voorhees), Woodcrest (Cherry Hill) and Lindenwold, New Jersey, through the stations located on Locust Street between 16th and 15th, 13th and 12th, and 10th and 9th Streets, and on Market Street at 8th Street.


The rail services are provided by Amtrak, the 30th Street Station being a primary stop on the Washington-Boston Northeast Corridor and the Keystone Corridor to Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also serving as a major station for services via the Pennsylvania Railroad's former Pennsylvania Main Line to Chicago, being Amtrak's third-busiest station in numbers of passengers (2003).


Major Highways and Roads


The major highways and roads, which serve Philadelphia, include: I-96, I-76, I-676, US 1, Route 63, Route 73, PR 309, Route 30 and I-476.


How to get to University of Pennsylvania campus?


Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!


From Philadelphia International Airport: Head east on Fort Mifflin Rd/Hog Island Rd., toward Fort Mifflin Rd. and continue to follow Fort Mifflin Rd. Turn left at Enterprise Ave. and continue onto Island Ave. Turn right at PA-291 E and left at S 26th St. Take the ramp onto I-76 W, and then take exit 345, toward 30th St. Turn right at Chestnut St. and take the 1st right onto S 23rd St. Take the 3rd right onto Walnut St. Penn will be on the right.