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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, 45, 48, 124 & 125 also get you close.

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.

Penn Medicine Station

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
Jurassic

Jurassic Quest

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Over 100 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs call the Pennsylvania Convention Center home for nine days - from 1/15 thru 1/23 -  when Jurassic Quest comes to town with displays dedicated to the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. SEPTA Regional Rail trains, bus routes, trolleys and the Market-Frankford Line can get you to within walking distance of the Convention Center.

20220115 00:00 20220124 00:00 America/New_York Jurassic Quest <p>Over 100 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs call the Pennsylvania Convention Center home for nine days - from 1/15 thru 1/23 -&nbsp; when&nbsp;<a href="https://www.jurassicquest.com/events/philadelphia-pa" target="_blank">Jurassic Quest</a>&nbsp;comes to town with displays dedicated to the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. SEPTA Regional Rail trains, bus routes, trolleys and the Market-Frankford Line can get you to within walking distance of the Convention Center.</p> Pennsylvania Convention Center, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Restaurant week 3

Center City District Restaurant Week

Center City Philadelphia

During the massively popular Center City District Restaurant Week, a three-course dinner goes for just $40 per person at many of Philadelphia’s top restaurants, while lunch (available at select eateries) goes for $25 per person. Despite its name, Restaurant Week has expanded over the years to cover nearly two full weeks - from 1/9 thru 1/24 - giving patrons plenty of time to try new spots and return to old favorites. Leave the car in park and the driving to SEPTA! Click here to get started!

20220109 00:00 20220125 00:00 America/New_York Center City District Restaurant Week <p>During the massively popular&nbsp;<a href="https://centercityphila.org/explore-center-city/ccd-restaurant-week" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Center City District Restaurant Week</a>, a three-course dinner goes for just $40 per person at many of Philadelphia&rsquo;s top restaurants, while lunch (available at select eateries) goes for $25 per person. Despite its name, Restaurant Week has expanded over the years to cover nearly two full weeks - from 1/9 thru 1/24 -&nbsp;giving patrons plenty of time to try new spots and return to old favorites. Leave the car in park and the driving to SEPTA! Click <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/plan-your-trip">here</a> to get started!</p> Philadelphia City Hall, John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Wintergarden

Wintergarden

Dilworth Park

Now through spring 2022, residents and visitors can stroll through the Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn, a free-to-explore, open-air wonderland of lights, topiaries and rustic décor perfect for photo ops in Dilworth Park. For the 21-plus set, a Chaddsford Winery kiosk on-site sells warm mulled wine. Stay tuned for more holiday fun in and around Dilworth Park, including the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink & Cabin. 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.

20211101 00:00 20220402 00:00 America/New_York Wintergarden <p>Now through spring 2022, residents and visitors can stroll through the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/wintergarden" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn</a>, a free-to-explore, open-air wonderland of lights, topiaries and rustic décor perfect for photo ops in Dilworth Park. For the 21-plus set, a Chaddsford Winery kiosk on-site sells warm mulled wine. Stay tuned for more holiday fun in and around Dilworth Park, including the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink &amp; Cabin.&nbsp;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, USA Plan Your Trip


Ice rink

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

Dilworth Park

Residents and visitors can embrace the holiday cheer by cruising around the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, offering timed, 90-minute skating sessions right next to City Hall. And in the Rothman Orthopedics Cabin, relaxation comes easy thanks to seasonal cocktails and food in a ski chalet-inspired setup. Both attractions are open through the end of February 2022. Get $1 off admission to the rink with this Perk! 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.  

20211105 00:00 20220301 00:00 America/New_York Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink <p>Residents and visitors can embrace the holiday cheer by cruising around the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink</a>, offering timed, 90-minute skating sessions right next to City Hall. And in the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-cabin" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rothman Orthopedics Cabin</a>, relaxation comes easy thanks to seasonal cocktails and food in a ski chalet-inspired setup. Both attractions are open&nbsp;through the end of February 2022. <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/143">Get $1 off admission to the rink with this Perk!</a>&nbsp;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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