Transportation Services

Transportation to/from Airport

The SEPTA Airport Regional Rail Line provides direct service from the Philadelphia International Airport to Center City every half-hour daily from 5 a.m. until 12 Midnight. Trains stop at Terminals A, B, C/D and E, Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, Suburban Station (16th Street and JFK Boulevard) and Jefferson Station (attached to the Pennsylvania Convention Center). Travel time to Center City is 25 minutes; the onboard fare to Center City is $8 (cash only) weekdays and $7 on weekends. For more information, visit septa.org or call 215-580-7800.


Fare from the airport to Center City is a flat rate of $28.50. A fleet of 1,600 cabs serves the area. Fare is metered at $2.70 plus $2.30 per mile. There is an additional charge of $1.00 per passenger ($3.00 maximum) after the first passenger will be charged on flat rate trips between the Airport and Center City.

Buses to/from Philadelphia

New Jersey Transit (973-275-5555) and Greyhound Terminal (215-931-4075): l0th and Filbert streets. Megabus (1-877-GO2-MEGA) and Bolt Bus (1-877-BOLTBUS); JFK Boulevard and 30th Street (Northwest corner), adjacent to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station.


Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation): Trains arrive at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, 30th and Market streets. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit amtrak.com for information.
Jefferson Station (SEPTA Regional Rail Lines): 10th and Market streets; 215-580-7800.
Suburban Station (SEPTA Regional Rail Lines): 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard; 215-580-7800.

Local Transportation System

SEPTA, the region’s public transportation system, operating buses, subways, trains and trolleys, offers a convenient, affordable way to travel within Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. While SEPTA Regional Rail fares vary by distance traveled, the one-way cash fare for buses, subways and trolleys is $2.25 or a token for $1.80. Visitors can take advantage of SEPTA’s best travel value and purchase an Individual Independence Pass for $12.00 or a Family Independence Pass (one family of up to 5 people traveling together) for $29.00. Both provide unlimited travel on all SEPTA services for one whole day, for one low fare. To enrich the visitor experience, SEPTA offers a Visitors On The Go (VOTG) information program which offers VOTG brochures, website, customized hotel or convention trip sheets, maps, knowledgeable customer service staff, plus more. SEPTA isn’t just for daily commuters, we welcome visitors and invite them to experience our vibrant, dynamic and growing city during their convention, business and leisure travel. Email nfrazier@septa.org for VOTG information and visit www.septa.org.