Destination

Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a multi-use public facility in Center City Philadelphia designed to accommodate conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events. It’s home to the annual Philadelphia Flower Show and Auto Show. It’s also easy to get to via SEPTA.

How to get there

The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station (Regional Rail), 13th Street Station (Market-Frankford Line & Subway/Surface Trolleys) and City Hall (Broad Street Line). Multiple Bus Routes also serve the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

Bus Routes

Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44 & 48

Routes 4, 16, 124 & 125 are within walking distance

Subway lines

Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line

Regional Rail lines that come into Jefferson Station

Airport Line Regional Rail

Warminster Line Regional Rail

Wilmington/Newark Line Regional Rail

West Trenton Line Regional Rail

Media/Elwyn Line Regional Rail

Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail

Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail

Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill East Line Regional Rail

Trenton Line Regional Rail

Fox Chase Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill West Line Regional Rail

Fare

Center City Philadelphia Regional Rail: A one-way ticket purchased from a conductor is $6.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. If you buy your ticket from a SEPTA sales office beforehand, the fare is $5.25 on weekdays and $4.25 on weekends.

Transit: 

One-way fare is $2.50 cash. You must have exact change if paying the cashier. The cashier cannot make change. Quick Trips are available from the Fare Kiosks located at all Broad Street and Market-Frankford Line stations. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards and cash [no exact change needed!]. Note, a Quick Trip is a one-way ticket, good for 24 hours. It can only be used at the station from which it is purchased.

Your best bet is a SEPTA Key Card. Like a Quick Trip, it is also available from the Fare Kiosks but unlike a Quick Trip, it is reloadable and reusable. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2.00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.  

Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.

Things To Do

Within short walks of the Convention Center are many hotels, restaurants, shopping (like Macy's) and other local attractions, including Independence Hall in America’s most historic square mile, Chinatown and its Stunning Friendship Gate, and Rittenhouse Square. Outside of our western entrance is the Museum Mile which stretches along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The center is also next to the culinary melting pot known as Reading Terminal Market, which offers a vast choice of mouthwatering regional and international food.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Beer by the Bell

Independence Beer Garden

The Independence Beer Garden is SO easy to get to on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers! 

20170424 01:00 20170930 12:00 America/New_York Beer by the Bell <p>The <a href="http://www.phlbeergarden.com/">Independence Beer Garden</a> is SO easy to get to on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers!&nbsp;</p> 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature is the newest exhibition at The Franklin Institute. The display, which features a 1,700-square-foot mirror maze, explores the mathematical patterns of the natural world, from the nested spirals of a sunflower’s seeds to the ridges of a mountain range to the layout of the universe. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Make sure you check out this Pass Perk before you go!! 

20170527 00:00 20170905 00:00 America/New_York A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature at The Franklin Institute <p><em><a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2017/05/franklin-institute-opens-1700-square-foot-mirror-maze-exhibition-summer/">A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature</a></em>&nbsp;is the newest exhibition at The Franklin Institute. The display, which features a 1,700-square-foot mirror maze, explores the mathematical patterns of the natural world, from the nested spirals of a sunflower&rsquo;s seeds to the ridges of a mountain range to the layout of the universe. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Make sure you check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/165">Pass Perk</a> before you go!!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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PHS Pop-Up Garden

South Street

The popular South Street pop-up beer garden, run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, is open daily with food and drinks curated by the team behind Cantina Los Caballitos. It could not be any easier to get here on SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop the Route 40 Bus.

20170515 00:00 20170930 00:00 America/New_York PHS Pop-Up Garden <p>The popular South Street pop-up beer garden, run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, is open daily with food and drinks curated by the team behind Cantina Los Caballitos. It could not be any easier to get here on SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop the Route 40 Bus.</p> 1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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