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Center City

Center City is Philadelphia's busiest and most densely packed cultural, historical and entertaining neighborhoods. Geographically located east/west from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River, and north/south from Spring Garden Street to South Street — features Philly’s premier downtown area as well as an ever-expanding skyline.

It’s also home to the city’s most historic neighborhoods — including Old City and Society Hill — as well as many tourist attractions, on Independence Mall and elsewhere.

As a primary destination for travelers, Center City boasts a majority of the biggest and toniest hotels in the region, and more restaurants, bars and cafes than any other part of the city. Sparkling nightlife and dining options under the Center City umbrella include ChinatownRittenhouse Square and Old City.

At its nexis point, where Broad Street crosses Market Street, resides Philly’s historic and beautiful City Hall, with its 37-foot-tall statue of William Penn presiding 548 feet over the city proper. Penn was the tallest point in the city up until the building of One Liberty Place in 1986.

How to get there

Serviced by a number of different lines and buses, it's so easy to get to Center City on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line to 8th, 11th, 13th, or 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to Race-Vine, City Hall, or Walnut-Locust, Regional Rail to Jefferson or Suburban, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 13th, 15th, or 19th Street, or Bus Routes 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 16, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 42, 44, 45, 47, 47M, 48, 49, 61, 62, 124, or 125.

Plan your trip here.

Fare

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. ​

Connecting Services

It's easy to go from Philadelphia International Airport to Center City via SEPTA's Airport Line. Airport Line service runs seven days a week, between 5:00 a.m. and 12 midnight. Stops on the Airport Line include:

Terminal E + Terminal F

The end point of all Airport Line trains. Terminal F is a short, indoor walk from the station platform.E Airlines: JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit AirlinesF Airlines: American Eagle (formerly US Airways Express)

Terminal C + Terminal D

Visit Terminal D featuring a renovated shopping plaza of modern retailers.Airlines: American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Airlines

Terminal B

The Marriot Hotel is a short walk from the station platform.Airlines: American Airlines Domestic Service

Terminal A (East and West Gates)

The station platform connects to the east portion of the terminal. Access to west gates may require customers to walk outside.East Gate: Aer Lingus, American Airlines, American Airlines including all flights to Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW) and Miami (MIA)West Gate: Icelandair, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, American Airlines International & Caribbean service

Eastwick

Nearby to SEPTA bus routes, PNC Operations Center, and more Airport hotels.

University City

Walking distance to University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of the Sciences, CHOP, shopping and restaurants.

30th Street Station

Convenient connections to Amtrak and NJ Transit rail services; BoltBus and MegaBus services. Nearby other SEPTA transit services including the Market-Frankford Line, Trolley lines and Center City destined bus routes.

Suburban Station

Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, nearby to a number of major corporations, the Art Museum area and Ben Franklin Parkway. Major transfer point for other SEPTA Regional Rail services.

Jefferson Station

Underneath the famous Reading Terminal Market and adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Convenient connections to Greyhound and NJ Transit bus services at 10th & Filbert Station. Steps away from major downtown hotels.

Temple University

The main campus of the famed Philadelphia institution, near the corner of Broad & Cecil B. Moore.

 

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Philadelphia Film Festival

Philadelphia Film Center

The Philadelphia Film Festival continues through Sunday, 10/27, with buzzy film screenings, discussions and panels. Films to look forward to this week include Martin Scorsese's The Irishman (Tuesday), The Report starring Adam Driver (Wednesday) and local auteur Chinonye Chukwu's Clemency, the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival (Sunday). The festival wraps up on Sunday with the whodunit Knives Out from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and a closing-night party at SugarHouse Casino. Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall, the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley to 15th Street, Regional Rail to Suburban Station or Routes 4, 9, 21, 27, 21 or 42. 

20191022 00:00 20191028 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Film Festival <p>The Philadelphia Film Festival continues through Sunday, 10/27,&nbsp;with buzzy film screenings, discussions and panels. Films to look forward to this week include Martin Scorsese&#39;s&nbsp;<em><a href="http://filmadelphia.org/events/pff28-the-irishman/" target="_blank">The Irishman</a></em>&nbsp;(Tuesday),&nbsp;<em><a href="http://filmadelphia.org/events/pff28-the-report/" target="_blank">The Report</a></em>&nbsp;starring Adam Driver (Wednesday) and local auteur Chinonye Chukwu&#39;s&nbsp;<em><a href="http://filmadelphia.org/events/pff28-clemency/" target="_blank">Clemency</a></em>, the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year&#39;s Sundance Film Festival (Sunday). The festival wraps up on Sunday with the whodunit&nbsp;<em><a href="http://filmadelphia.org/events/pff28-knives-out/" target="_blank">Knives Out</a></em>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em>&nbsp;director Rian Johnson and a&nbsp;<a href="http://filmadelphia.org/ticket-info/" target="_blank">closing-night party</a>&nbsp;at SugarHouse Casino. Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall, the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley to 15th Street, Regional Rail to Suburban Station or Routes 4, 9, 21, 27, 21 or 42.&nbsp;</p> 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Come From Away

Academy of Music

Catch Come From Away at the Academy of Music 10/22 thru 11/3! Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Suburban Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42. Save on tickets with this Perk!

20191022 00:00 20191104 00:00 America/New_York Come From Away <p>Catch <em><a href="https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201920/broadway-philadelphia/come-from-away/">Come From Away</a></em> at&nbsp;the&nbsp;Academy of Music 10/22 thru 11/3! Get there on SEPTA.&nbsp;Take Regional Rail to Suburban Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42. Save on tickets with <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/198">this Perk</a>!</p> 240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Hamilton

Hamilton at the Forrest Theatre

Forrest Theatre

See Hamilton, the record breaking musical in its first trip to Philadelphia at the Forrest Theatre now thru 11/17! Get there on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line Line to 11th Street Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust Station, any Regional Rail Line to Jefferson Station, or hop Routes 42, 21, or 12.

20190827 00:00 20191118 00:00 America/New_York Hamilton at the Forrest Theatre <p>See <a href="https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201920/rentals/mulan">Hamilton</a>, the record breaking musical in its first trip to Philadelphia at the Forrest Theatre now thru 11/17! Get there on SEPTA.&nbsp;Take the Market-Frankford Line Line to 11th Street Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust Station, any Regional Rail Line to Jefferson Station, or&nbsp;hop Routes 42, 21, or 12.</p> Forrest Theatre, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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