Getting Around

Whether you’re a walker, bicyclist, skateboarder, public transportation rider or driver, getting around Philly is easy! Below is the info you need to know to get where you have to go.

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)–Philadelphia’s public transit system–includes bus, trolley, elevated train, subway and Regional Rail lines. Check out the easy Trip Planner option available online, powered by Google Transit or Plan My Trip on

Many Philadelphians find SEPTA clean, affordable, easy and eco-friendly. Read their SEPTA stories and upload one of your own at

For quick tips on how to use SEPTA’s four main modes of transit–rail, bus, trolley and subway–check out the How to SEPTA Philly videos, featuring locals who use SEPTA like pros.

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An easy way to travel to a huge number of locations. Available connections to New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg from 30th Street Station. If you have some time to kill, spend it at The Porch, the station’s new outdoor chill spot. 30th St.

Connection to New Jersey, including the Adventure Aquarium, Susquehanna Bank Center and Rutgers University-Camden. Connect at 15th and Locust Sts.

New Jersey Transit
Want to hit up Atlantic City for the weekend? New Jersey Transit offers round-trip rail service to the beach town for just $20. Look for bus routes around the city for additional Jersey stops. 30th St. station.



Low-cost bus service with Wi-Fi to New York, Boston and New Jersey. Take eight trips using Bolt Bus and you’re eligible for a free one-way trip. Stop at JFK Blvd. and 30th St.Stop on 30th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard,

Greyhound Bus
As the largest inter-city bus service in the country, Greyhound will get you where you need to be. The Student Advantage Discount Card is $20 and gets you 20% off fares.1001 Filbert Street,

Low-cost bus service with Wi-Fi to 14 different locations, including Atlantic City, Boston, New York, State College and Toronto. Stop at JFK Blvd. and 30th St. Stop on 30th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard,

Running May through October, the Phlash stops at over 25 locations and is a convenient way to get to some of Philly’s must-see sites. And for only $2 per ride, it’s cheap, too! Various stops,

Other Modes:

Walking the Grid Philly was one of the first cities in the country to use the grid system. It was designed with wide streets that meet at right angles and stretches from the Schuylkill River on the west to the Delaware on the east.


Crescent Cab Company / 215.365.3500
Germantown Cab Company / 215.438.8888
Liberty Cab Company / 215.389.8000
PHL Taxi / 215.232.2000
Quaker City Cab Company / 215.726.6000
Victory Cab / 215.225.5000
Capital Dispatch, Inc. / 215.235.2200
Maxwell Taxi Cab Company / 610.896.5100
Conshohocken Yellow Cab / 610.277.1234
Rainbow Cab & Limousine / 610.696.6060

Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the only major airport for the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States and serves almost 31 million passengers last year. 8000 Essington Avenue,

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Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Your go-to for info about biking in Philly. Check here first to find bike lanes and routes, even ones that go to the shore!

Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA)
Find info about residential parking permits, parking garages and lots around the city, or purchase a Smart Card for parking meters, all online!

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