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William H. Gray III 30th Street Station

William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, which was first opened in 1933, is the main railroad station in Philadelphia and is a major stop on Amtrak's Northeast and Keystone Corridors. This train station is one of the busiest intercity passenger railroad facilities in the United States. It is within walking distance of various attractions in West Philadelphia, notably the University of Pennsylvania, CHOP, Drexel University, and the University City Science Center, all in University City.

How to get there

Trains from Amtrak, SEPTA and New Jersey Transit serve the station. SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line and SEPTA's Subway/Surface Lines stop less than a half block from the southwest entrance to William H. Gray III 30th Street Station. A number of SEPTA Bus Routes include stops at the station on their routes including Routes 9, 30, 44, 78, 124, 125 and Route 49.

Rail Lines

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

Cynwyd Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill East Line Regional Rail

Trenton Line Regional Rail

Fox Chase Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail

Subway Lines

Market-Frankford Line


There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.


Ticket Office Hours:

6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Saturday

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Sunday

Connecting Services

SEPTA Airport Line


NJ Transit Atlantic City Line

NJ Transit Route 316

Market-Frankford Line

Bus Routes 9, 30, 31, 44, 49, 62, 124, 125, LUCY

Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, 36

Other Amenities

22 bike racks are available, accommodating a total of 100 bicycles.

Inside the station offers food and gift shops.

Upcoming Local Happenings
The porch

Food Trucks & Live Music

The Porch at 30th

Food trucks, pop-ups, and performances are back at The Porch! The schedule for April and May is: Tuesdays: Deke's BBQ serving slow-cooked BBQ favorites; Wednesdays: Burrito Feliz slinging Mexican menu items including some of the city's best birria tacos; Thursdays: Two Street Sammies offering traditional Philadelphia sandwich options including cheesesteaks, roasted pork, and more; Fridays: Pitruco brick oven pizza specializing in gourmet 12" Neopolitan style pizzas. Stay tuned for live music presented by SEPTA Sounds! Get here on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36, or Regional Rail to William H. Gray III 30th Street, or a number of SEPTA Bus Routes also stop here including Routes 9, 30, 44, 78, 124, 125 and Route 49.

Plan Your Trip

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Free At Noon 🎶

World Cafe Live

WXPN's Free At Noon is held every Friday at World Cafe Live and always features fabulous music. Heading to the show? Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 30th Street, or Bus Routes 21, 42, or 49.

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Parks on Tap

Schuylkill Banks

Parks on Tap - Philly’s favorite roving beer garden sets up shop at five different parks throughout the city this fall. Next stop -  Schuylkill Banks. Head there Wednesday thru Monday. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43, 48, and 49 all serve the Art Museum area. 

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Nearby Perks
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The Board and Brew

The Board and Brew in University City is the premier board game restaurant...

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