Map & Directions
By Public Transportation
From 30th Street Station: (where all Amtrak Northeast Corridor trains and all SEPTA regional trains stop): You can walk to Fels in about 20 minutes by exiting on the Market street side of the station and walking west to 36th Street; turning left on 36th street and turning right on Walnut Street. Cabs cost about $8 including tip. The #30 bus and both LUCY buses run from the station to 40th and Walnut. The SEPTA No. 30 bus runs from the station to campus. The fare is $2 and exact change is required. The ride takes 8 minutes and stops at Civic Center Boulevard & University Avenue. More detailed information for using the R1, R2, R3 Rail Lines, the Subway/Surface Rail Lines, the Market/Frankford Rail Line or the LUCY Loop to get to the campus.
From the Airport
SEPTA Airport Express Train
The Airport Express Train leaves 9 minutes after every half hour, and will take you to either the University City Station on Convention Ave or to 30th Street Station. The fare is $6.00 and the ride takes 18 minutes to the University City Station. Fares and schedules are available at the Transportation and Parking Office, 447A, 3401 Walnut Street. (SEPTA High Speed Rail Map)
Taxis and Limousines at the Airport
A metered taxicab costs about $30.00 and the ride takes about 20 minutes. Penn Tower Hotel Limousines leave every 20 minutes. The fare is $8.00 and the ride takes about 20 minutes.
From the Northeast:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 4 for Route 73 North. Proceed on Route 73 North to I-295 South. From I-295 South, take exit 26 of I-76 West. Cross over to Philadelphia via the Walt Whitman Bridge. This section of I-76 is also called the Schuylkill Expressway. Exit the Schuylkill at 30th Street and follow the exit ramp on the right to Market Street. Turn right on Market Street, then left on 36th Street, then right on Walnut Street.
From the Northeast Extension, Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476):
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension, South to the PA Turnpike, East-West Interchange. Remain on I-476 (The PA TP, northeast extension portion of I-476, terminates at the PA TP east-west interchange). Continue on I-476 South, approximately 3.6 miles to Exit 6, I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway). Take I-76 East approximately 12 miles to 30th Street and follow the exit ramp on the right to Market Street. Turn right on Market Street, then left on 36th Street, then right on Walnut Street.
From the Northwest:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 24, Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) approximately 17 miles to 30th Street and follow the exit ramp on the right to Market Street. Turn right on Market Street, then left on 36th Street, then right on Walnut Street.
From the North:
Take I-95 South to I-676 Westbound toward Center City. From I-676 exit in less than two miles taking "exit only" ramp towards the airport marked I-76 East. Proceed a short distance to 30th Street and follow the exit ramp on the right to Market Street. Turn right on Market Street, then left on 36th Street, then right on Walnut Street.
From the South:
Take I-95 North to Exit 13 signed "291 West to I-76". Follow 291 West across (Platt) Bridge to 26th Street, which leads directly onto I-76 West. Take I-76 West 3 miles to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn left onto South Street, right on 33rd Street, and left on Walnut Street.
Off-street parking is available at the garage located at the corner of 38th and Walnut Streets. Meters may be available in the block between 38th Street and 39th Street; however, please make sure to buy enough time, since the Parking Authority enforces vigorously in this area.