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University City

The bustling heart of West Philadelphia and the academic epicenter of the entire region, University City is so named due to two of the largest and most influential institutions in town: the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

 

How to get there

Take Regional Rail to 30th Street or University City, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36  to 30th or Bus Routes 21 & 42.

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 University 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.

Things To Do

There is so much to do in University City! Whether you're exploring the historic campus of the University of Pennsylvania or grabbing food and drinks at of the many bars and restaurants, there is something for everyone. You can take in a show at World Cafe Live, or people watch on a comfy bench at Clark Park. Neighborhood highlights include Penn Park and the Penn Museum, as well as restaurants like Distrito, Pod, and Dock Street Brewery. 

For a full list of things to do, visit University City District's Neighborhood Guide

Upcoming Local Happenings
Basketball

Penn Men's Basketball

The Palestra

The Penn Quakers take on Cornell on Saturday, 2/23 at The Palestra. Start time is 7p. Don't miss a minute searching for parking - your best bet there is SEPTA. Hop Regional Rail to 30th Street or University City Station, Trolley or Market-Frankford Line to 33rd Street or Routes 21, 31, 40 or 42.

20190223 00:00 20190224 00:00 America/New_York Penn Men's Basketball <p>The Penn Quakers take on Cornell on Saturday, 2/23 at <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/palestra">The Palestra</a>. Start time is 7p. Don&#39;t miss a minute searching for parking - your best bet there is SEPTA. Hop Regional Rail to 30th Street or University City Station, Trolley or Market-Frankford Line to 33rd Street or Routes 21, 31, 40 or 42.</p> The Palestra, South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


International house

Exhibition Opening and Reception: Lens on Latin America

International House

Juried by writer, activist and co-founder of Casa de Duende, David Acosta, Lens on Latin America is an exhibition of moving photography at the International House Philadelphia showcasing the cultural and political changes that swept over Latin America during the 1960s and 1970s. Runs thru 3/22, open daily 8a-10p. So easy to get there on SEPTA. Hop Trolley Routes 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 36th Street Station. 

20190107 00:00 20190323 00:00 America/New_York Exhibition Opening and Reception: Lens on Latin America <p>Juried by writer, activist and co-founder of Casa de Duende, David Acosta, <a href="http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/lens-on-latin-america"><em>Lens on Latin America</em></a>&nbsp;is an exhibition of moving photography at the&nbsp;International House Philadelphia&nbsp;showcasing the cultural and political changes that swept over Latin America during the 1960s and 1970s.&nbsp;Runs thru 3/22,&nbsp;open daily 8a-10p. So easy to get there on SEPTA. Hop Trolley Routes 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 36th Street Station.&nbsp;</p> International House, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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