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2019 Ivy Plus Fall Meeting @ Penn: Traveling to Philadelphia

Arriving by Train

Philadelphia is served by Amtrak through 30th Street Station. The Study at University City can be reached from the station by a quick taxi/Uber/Lyft or an 11-minute walk.

Arriving by Air

Philadelphia is served by the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), approximately 7 miles away.

SEPTA Regional Rail offers public transportation from the airport to the University City Station, which is about a half-mile walk to the Study hotel.

Taxis, Uber and Lyft are all available, with the ride-sharing services offering the most economical option. The Uber/Lyft fare from the airport to the meeting hotel should be around $20.

Driving and Parking

Philadelphia is located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania and is easily accessible from I-95 and I-76.

The Study at University City offers overnight valet parking for $44/day. 

The university also has multiple parking garages and lots that are available to visitors for a fee, though please note that none are available overnight. Consult the Penn transportation and parking map for details and additional options. Penn does not validate parking.

 

Driving Directions
From the Northeast via the New Jersey Turnpike South

Use Exit 4. Bear right out of the toll following signs to Philadelphia and Ben Franklin Bridge. After crossing the bridge take I-676 West to I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Before this ramp merges onto I-76, take the 30th Street Station exit (345) which empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. Entrance to a Penn public parking garage is on the left just before the next traffic light at 34th and Chestnut.

From the West via the Pennsylvania Turnpike

On the PA turnpike, use Exit 326, the Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East for approximately 16 miles until Exit 345, a right lane exit marked 30th Street. The exit empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. Entrance to a Penn public parking garage is on the left just before the next traffic light at 34th and Chestnut.

From the North via I-95 South

Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit. Follow signs to I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway. Take I-676 West until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Before this ramp merges onto I-76, take the 30th Street Station exit (345) which empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. Entrance to a Penn public parking garage is on the left just before the next traffic light at 34th and Chestnut.

From the South via I-95 North

Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit which is approximately 7 miles north of the airport. Follow I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway, until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Before this ramp merges onto I-76, take the 30th Street Station exit (345) which empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. Entrance to a Penn public parking garage is on the left just before the next traffic light at 34th and Chestnut.