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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

Take any Regional Rail Line to Jefferson Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 13th Street. Bus Routes 4, 16, 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 & 125 also get you close. Bus Routes 4, 16, 124 & 125 are within walking distance

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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Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival

Reading Terminal Market

On Saturday, 10/19, Filbert Street will close down to make way for an urban farm with hay bales and corn stalks. Enjoy live entertainment and a beer garden along with an array of seasonal treats. So easy to get here on SEPTA. It's just steps from Jefferson Station or you can hop the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Trolley to 13th or Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 45, 48, 62, 78, 124 or 125.

20191019 00:00 20191020 00:00 America/New_York Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival <p class="copy-paste-block">On Saturday, 10/19, Filbert Street will close down to make way for an urban farm with hay bales and corn stalks. Enjoy live entertainment and a beer garden along with an array of seasonal treats. So easy to get here on SEPTA. It&#39;s just steps from Jefferson Station or you can hop the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Trolley to 13th or Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 45, 48, 62, 78, 124 or 125.</p> 1200 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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William Penn's 375th Birthday Party

City Hall Courtyard

On Friday, 10/18, from 4:30p to 6p, come to City Hall to wish William Penn a Happy Birthday. Festivities include brief remarks and a book signing by Andrew Murphy, author of a recent book on William Penn; music and songs about William Penn, cutting of birthday cakes, reading of key Penn quotes by Philadelphia Tour Guides and much more. Beer will be available for those over 21. Takes place rain or shine. Get there on SEPTA! Hop SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10,11,13,34, or 36 to 15th Street Station. You can also hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station. If riding a Bus is more your style, Routes 4, 16, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 62, 78, 124 & 125 all drop you within a block or two. 

20191018 00:00 20191019 00:00 America/New_York William Penn's 375th Birthday Party <p>On Friday, 10/18, from 4:30p to 6p, come to City Hall to wish William Penn a Happy Birthday. Festivities include brief remarks and a book signing by Andrew Murphy, author of a recent book on William Penn; music and songs about William Penn, cutting of birthday cakes, reading of key Penn quotes by Philadelphia Tour Guides and much more. Beer will be available for those over 21. Takes place rain or shine. Get there on SEPTA! Hop SEPTA&#39;s Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10,11,13,34, or 36 to&nbsp;15th Street Station. You can also hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station. If riding a Bus is more your style, Routes 4, 16, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 62, 78, 124 &amp; 125 all drop you within a block or two.&nbsp;</p> City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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William Penn's 375th Birthday Celebration

City Hall

Celebrate William Penn's 375th birthday in the courtyard at City Hall on Friday with music, art activities, giveaways and a reading of some of the wise words spoken by the city's founder. The party is free and open to the public. Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall, Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57, or any Regional Rail train to Suburban Station.

20191018 00:00 20191019 00:00 America/New_York William Penn's 375th Birthday Celebration <p>Celebrate&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pym.org/event/citys-celebration-of-william-penn-375-years/" target="_blank">William Penn&#39;s 375th birthday</a>&nbsp;in the courtyard at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/city-hall/" target="_blank">City Hall</a>&nbsp;on Friday with music, art activities, giveaways and a reading of some of the wise words spoken by the city&#39;s founder. The party is free and open to the public. Get there on SEPTA!&nbsp;Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall,&nbsp;Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 or 57, or any Regional Rail train to Suburban Station.</p> City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Rail

Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park

Rail Park

Now thru 10/19, this multiweek art and community festival celebrates the past, present and future of the city's Rail Park with visual and sound-based installations, music performances and community workshops — all free and open to the public. A taiko-drumming event on Tuesday leads a week of activties, followed by a community workshop during Thursday's YèShì market, and a Family Day block party and a series of evening performances on Saturday. Best way there is SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Spring Garden, Regional Rail to Jefferson, Market-Frankford Line to 11th or Routes 23, 43, 47 or 61.

20191007 00:00 20191020 00:00 America/New_York Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park <p>Now thru 10/19, this&nbsp;<a href="https://sitesoundphl.org/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">multiweek art and community festival</a>&nbsp;celebrates the past, present and future of the city&#39;s&nbsp;Rail Park&nbsp;with visual and sound-based installations, music performances and community workshops &mdash; all free and open to the public. A&nbsp;<a href="https://sitesoundphl.org/events/taiko-drumming/" target="_blank">taiko-drumming event</a>&nbsp;on Tuesday leads a week of activties, followed by a&nbsp;<a href="https://sitesoundphl.org/events/community-workshop-at-the-2019-yeshi-chinatown-night-market/" target="_blank">community workshop</a>&nbsp;during Thursday&#39;s Y&egrave;Sh&igrave; market, and a&nbsp;<a href="https://sitesoundphl.org/events/family-day/" target="_blank">Family Day</a>&nbsp;block party and a series of&nbsp;<a href="https://sitesoundphl.org/events/installation-performances-night-2/" target="_blank">evening performances</a>&nbsp;on Saturday. Best way there is SEPTA. Ride the Broad Street Line to Spring Garden, Regional Rail to Jefferson, Market-Frankford Line to 11th or Routes 23, 43, 47 or 61.</p> 1129 Callowhill 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.Take the Market-Frankford Line Line to 11th Street Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust Station, or bus routes  1221233842, and 45 to within walking distance of the theatre.

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.Take the Market-Frankford Line Line to 11th Street Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust Station, or bus routes&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/012.pdf">12</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/021.pdf">21</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/023.pdf">23</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/038.pdf">38</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/042.pdf">42</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/045.pdf">45</a>&nbsp;to within walking distance of the theatre.</p> Forrest Theatre, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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