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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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Comedy Shows

Philly Improv Theater

With over 1,000 performances annually, there's always something going on at Philly Improv Theater! Best part - you've got Perks! Get $3 off tickets to any show! It's SO easy to get here on SEPTA! Just hop Trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 19th Street Station - PHIT is just a short walk away. If the Bus is more your speed, you can catch routes 9, 12, 17, 21, 33, 42, 44, or 49.

20190129 00:00 20191231 00:00 America/New_York Comedy Shows <p>With over 1,000 performances annually, there&#39;s always something going on at <a href="https://phillyimprovtheater.com/">Philly Improv Theater</a>! Best part - <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/blog/PHIT">you&#39;ve got Perks</a>! Get $3 off tickets to any show! It&#39;s SO easy to get here on SEPTA! Just hop Trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 19th Street Station - PHIT is just a short walk away. If the&nbsp;Bus is more your speed, you can catch routes 9, 12, 17, 21, 33, 42, 44, or 49.</p> 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute's Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. Spectacular artifacts to thrill both avid collectors, and casual fans—while immersive set pieces, soundscapes, and interactive elements bring the comic book world to life! Catch it now thru 9/2. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don't forget to check out this Perk before going! 

20190413 00:00 20190903 00:00 America/New_York Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes <p>The Franklin Institute&#39;s <a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/marvel-universe-super-heroes">Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes</a> features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel&rsquo;s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. Spectacular artifacts to thrill both avid collectors, and casual fans&mdash;while immersive set pieces, soundscapes, and interactive elements bring the comic book world to life! Catch it now thru 9/2. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don&#39;t forget to check out this <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/240">Perk</a> before going!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Friday Night Live

Dilworth Park

On Fridays from 6/7 thru 7/12, you can jam out with some of your favorite local bands heard on 93.3 WMMR from 5p - 8p at Dilworth Park! Grab some grub at the Air Grille and Dilworth Park Café, or unwind with a seasonal cocktail, wine, or beer. You drink. We'll drive. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

20190607 00:00 20190713 00:00 America/New_York Friday Night Live <p>On Fridays from 6/7 thru 7/12, you can jam out with some of your favorite local bands heard on 93.3 WMMR from 5p - 8p at Dilworth Park! Grab some grub at the Air Grille and Dilworth Park Caf&eacute;, or unwind with a seasonal cocktail, wine, or beer. <strong>You drink. We&#39;ll drive. </strong>Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Center City Fit

Dilworth Park

Rothman Orthopaedics Presents Center City Fit returns to Dilworth Park beginning Monday, 4/15 thru Tuesday, 10/15! Enjoy fun, free fitness programs led by top-notch trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs 1315 Walnut. On Mondays from 6p-7p check out Zumba®* and on Tuesdays from 6p-7p there's Boot Camp thru 7/23 and cardio kickboxing 7/30 thru 10/15. For more event details, visit CCDParks.org. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

20190415 00:00 20191016 00:00 America/New_York Center City Fit <p><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__centercityphila.us17.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D81629cc822272638e099bfb33-26id-3D865a2c231d-26e-3Dacf2366fb5&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=7bpf2KEKSGWHalHBe2Ypwg&amp;r=1iOv6BC89y0cqWPOj6RUkI8LpvKEIgN9W5sOr19EBuk&amp;m=QGo9fDUkQRCAXim3Kd5rTJG5uGaa1S1DwysaG0_izkk&amp;s=ba6KSqwvG31r-pozrjuVBWfMvhBTNBkW4oNvPCDKcAg&amp;e=" target="_blank"><strong>Rothman Orthopaedics Presents Center City Fit</strong></a> returns to Dilworth Park beginning Monday, 4/15 thru Tuesday, 10/15! Enjoy fun, free fitness programs led by top-notch trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs 1315 Walnut. On Mondays from 6p-7p check out Zumba&reg;* and on Tuesdays from&nbsp;6p-7p there&#39;s Boot Camp thru 7/23 and cardio<strong> </strong>kickboxing 7/30 thru 10/15. For more event details, visit <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__centercityphila.us17.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D81629cc822272638e099bfb33-26id-3Db4a55e360c-26e-3Dacf2366fb5&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=7bpf2KEKSGWHalHBe2Ypwg&amp;r=1iOv6BC89y0cqWPOj6RUkI8LpvKEIgN9W5sOr19EBuk&amp;m=QGo9fDUkQRCAXim3Kd5rTJG5uGaa1S1DwysaG0_izkk&amp;s=Zq1Tyl3dh_JGlPiekcDskpu887zIkjsSgEWuCQ7C3Oo&amp;e=" target="_blank"><strong>CCDParks.org</strong></a>. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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