Since the 17th century, the exotic pineapple has been associated with warmth and friendliness and is long recognized as a symbol of hospitality. We welcome you to Philadelphia and invite you to use our public transit services to make the most of your visit.
As a SEPTA VIP (Visitor In Philadelphia), we'd like to share the following helpful tips and ideas as you plan your travel, sightseeing, shopping, and dining adventure.
Arriving in Philadelphia
Traveling by Air
Philadelphia International Airport provides visitors major access to Center City, the surrounding suburbs and South Jersey.
The Airport Line Regional Rail train provides a direct link to Center City and all of its popular attractions.
About the Airport Line and train stops
Philadelphia International Airport website
Traveling by Train
30th Street Station is a major City and Inter-City rail transit hub. Located between Center City and West Philadelphia, it provides connections to Amtrak, NJ Transit rail service and all SEPTA Regional Rail lines. Right across the street is the 30th Street stop for SEPTA Trolleys and the Market Frankford Line or BoltBus and Megabus -- long-distance coach services, located at 30th and JFK Boulevard.
SEPTA station information
NJ Transit Atlantic City Line information
Traveling by Car
If you are driving to Philadelphia, why not consider parking the car at a SEPTA station and taking public transportation? From outside Center City, many Regional Rail Stations have daily parking so taking the train and connecting with our other transit services in the city is easy.
Parking Tips at Regional Rail stations
Getting Around in Philadelphia is as Easy as 1-2-3
Visitors On The Go brochure | PDF
Just strolling Center City Philadelphia? Download our Center City Street & Transit Map, our Center City Hotel Directory, or select another map option from our Maps & Stations section.
If you want to plan your own trip, we have a handy tool for you. Every page of the website includes two Trip Planning options - Google Transit or Plan My Trip. Just enter a start and end destination; date and time of travel (for trips now or in the future) and you will get information on the easiest way to get there using SEPTA. The most popular destinations, like Philadelphia Zoo or Please Touch Museum, may be found simply by typing in the name.
Google Transit also features the familiar Google Maps, which is another option to enter an address, attraction, zip code or category to find locations you may wish to visit. The SEPTA Plan My Trip tool features fare and accessibility information and more ways to choose specific service preferences.
Click through the other sections of the visitor site and plan your ideal Philadelphia vacation.