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

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 the Pennsylvania Convention Center 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.

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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Paint Day

Reading Terminal Market

Help paint a new mural by artist Jon Laidacker on Sunday, 12/16 from 12p-3p at Reading Terminal Market! This artwork will showcase the history and diversity of the 125-year-old Reading Terminal Market and the connection between the Market and the SEPTA transportation network below it. Once the mural is complete, it will be installed inside of Jefferson Station at 12th and Filbert Streets. Get there on SEPTA! Hop a train to Jefferson Station, a Trolley to 13th, the Market-Frankford Line to 11th or Bus Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 45, 48, 62 or 78. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to find your best way here.

20181216 00:00 20181217 00:00 America/New_York Paint Day <p>Help paint a new <a href="https://www.muralarts.org/events/paint-day-reading-terminal-market-2/">mural</a> by artist Jon Laidacker on Sunday, 12/16 from 12p-3p at <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/readingterminalmarket?center=39.953064557129096,-75.15948300000002&amp;zoom=16">Reading Terminal Market</a>! This artwork will showcase the history and diversity of the 125-year-old Reading Terminal Market and the connection between the Market and the SEPTA transportation network below it. Once the mural is complete, it will be installed inside of Jefferson Station at 12th and Filbert Streets. Get there on SEPTA! Hop a train to Jefferson Station, a Trolley to 13th, the Market-Frankford Line to 11th or Bus Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 45, 48, 62 or 78. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to find your best way here.</p> 51 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Running of the Santas

The Field House

Thousands of revelers dressed as Kris Kringle take part in this wildly popular event. The “pre-run party” kicks of at The Field House (located in Jefferson Station - street level) at 10a, where festive folks can find drink specials and a performance by the Secret Service Band at 2p. At 4p, participants can hop the Broad Street Line from the bar to NRG Station in South Philly, where the red-and-white-clad crowd runs in unison to XFINITY Live! (about two blocks away) for even more fun and live music from 15 bands.

20181215 00:00 20181216 00:00 America/New_York Running of the Santas <p>Thousands of revelers dressed as Kris Kringle take part in this wildly popular <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://runningofthesantas.com/santas/philadelphia/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">event</a>. The &ldquo;pre-run party&rdquo; kicks of at The Field House (located in Jefferson Station - street level) at 10a, where festive folks can find drink specials and a performance by the Secret Service Band at 2p. At 4p, participants can hop the Broad Street Line from the bar to NRG Station in South Philly, where the red-and-white-clad crowd runs in unison to <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/xfinitylive?center=39.904252869693245,-75.16859500000004&amp;zoom=15">XFINITY Live!</a> (about two blocks away) for even more fun and live music from 15 bands.</p> Field House, Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Deck the Hall Light Show

City Hall

Now thru 1/1, the brand-new Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross will illuminate the exterior of City Hall on its west side multiple times each night. 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.  

20181119 00:00 20190102 00:00 America/New_York Deck the Hall Light Show <p>Now thru 1/1, the brand-new <a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/wintergarden/light-show">Deck the Hall Light Show</a> presented by Independence Blue Cross will illuminate the exterior of City Hall on its west side multiple times each night. 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

Dilworth Park

Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park. Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. This Perk gets you $1 off admission! Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat — hot chocolate. 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.  

20181109 00:00 20190225 00:00 America/New_York Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink <p>Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the <a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink</a><a href="http://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink">&nbsp;</a><a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.ccdparks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink">at Dilworth Park</a>. Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. This <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/143">Perk</a> gets you $1 off admission! Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat &mdash; hot chocolate. 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

Dilworth Park

The Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market is back at Dilworth Park with more than 40 vendors selling their wares — gifts, food and more — in festive tents topped with Herrnhut Stars. Need a ride? Get there 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.

20181117 00:00 20190102 00:00 America/New_York Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market <p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/market" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market</a> is back at <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/dilworthpark?center=39.95263902962235,-75.16467940000001&amp;zoom=17">Dilworth</a><a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/dilworth-park-at-city-hall/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"> Park</a> with more than 40 vendors selling their wares &mdash; gifts, food and more &mdash; in festive tents topped with Herrnhut Stars. Need a ride? Get there on SEPTA!&nbsp; 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> 1 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Christmas Village

LOVE Park

The German-style Christmas Village takes over the new LOVE Park Thanksgiving Day thru Christmas Eve with vendors offering holiday decor, gifts and more! Open daily beginning at 11am. So easy to get here (and home from 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.

20181122 00:00 20181225 00:00 America/New_York Christmas Village <p>The German-style <a href="http://www.philachristmas.com/">Christmas Village</a> takes over the new LOVE Park Thanksgiving Day thru Christmas Eve&nbsp;with vendors offering holiday decor, gifts and more! Open daily beginning at 11am. So easy to get here (and home from 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> 1500 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

Comcast Center

The Comcast Center lobby's annual super high-res LED holiday show — celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018 — combines the Pennsylvania Ballet's The Nutcracker, a magical sleigh ride over the city (with a bird's-eye view of the new Comcast Technology Center) and a sing-along in 15 minutes of free fun. More than two million people have seen the show since its debut in 2008. Get here on SEPTA. The Comcast Center is literally connected to SEPTA's Suburban Station. See you there!

20181122 00:00 20190102 00:00 America/New_York The Comcast Holiday Spectacular <p>The Comcast Center lobby&#39;s annual super high-res LED holiday show &mdash; celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018 &mdash; combines the Pennsylvania Ballet&#39;s <em>The Nutcracker</em>, a magical sleigh ride over the city (with a bird&#39;s-eye view of the new Comcast Technology Center) and a sing-along in 15 minutes of free fun. More than two million people have seen the show since its debut in 2008. Get here on SEPTA. The Comcast Center is literally connected to SEPTA&#39;s Suburban Station. See you there!</p> Comcast Center, John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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A Very Philly Holiday

One Liberty Observation Deck

Now thru 1/1/2019, A Very Philadelphia Holiday transforms the 360-degree One Liberty Observation Deck at the top of One Liberty Place to honor three great local traditions: the Mummers, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Miracle on 13th Street. This Wednesday, 12/28, the attraction offers guests pay-what-you-wish admission in celebration of its third anniversary, and a special Candy Cane Hunt with the Sugar Plum Fairy takes place on Sunday, 12/2. Get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, or Bus Routes 4, 17, 21, 32, 33, 38, 42, 48. Check out this Perk before you go!

20181128 00:00 20190102 00:00 America/New_York A Very Philly Holiday <p>Now thru 1/1/2019, <a href="https://www.phillyfromthetop.com/packages-and-events/a-very-philadelphia-holiday.html?_ga=2.136489139.204799385.1510781571-161479019.1509573666" rel="noopener" target="_blank">A Very Philadelphia Holiday</a>&nbsp;transforms the 360-degree&nbsp;One Liberty Observation Deck&nbsp;at the top of One Liberty Place to honor three great local traditions: the Mummers, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Miracle on 13th Street. This Wednesday, 12/28, the attraction offers guests&nbsp;<a href="https://www.phillyfromthetop.com/packages-and-events/a-very-philadelphia-holiday.html?_ga=2.136489139.204799385.1510781571-161479019.1509573666" rel="noopener" target="_blank">pay-what-you-wish admission</a>&nbsp;in celebration of its third anniversary, and a special&nbsp;<a href="https://www.phillyfromthetop.com/packages-and-events/a-very-philadelphia-holiday.html?_ga=2.136489139.204799385.1510781571-161479019.1509573666" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Candy Cane Hunt</a>&nbsp;with the Sugar Plum Fairy takes place on Sunday, 12/2. Get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, or Bus Routes 4, 17, 21, 32, 33, 38, 42, 48. Check out <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/124">this Perk</a> before you go!</p> 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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