Information on ground transportation from Philadelphia International Airport: www.phl.org
Arriving by Air
Philadelphia International Airport (www.phl.org) is located 7 mi/11 km from Center City – 15-20 minutes away by taxi.
Shuttles - Several van shuttle services operate between the airport and Philadelphia and can be found at the Ground Transportation Desk in the luggage claim area. The best priced service is Lady Liberty, (215) 724-8888, which charges about $10 per person and operates 24 hours a day. To reserve a seat on one of the vans, go to the Ground Transportation Desk in the luggage claim area. You can also fax your reservation to Lady Liberty
Taxis - Taxis from the airport to locations on the University of Pennsylvania campus charge a flat rate of $28.50, not including tip (suggested tip: 15%). To get a taxi go to the Taxi Dispatcher located outside each luggage claim area.
Airport Train - The SEPTA (www.septa.org) or, by phone: (215) 580-7800) Airport Line (R-1) connects 30th Street Train Station with the five airport terminals. It operates daily every half hour from 5:30 am to midnight and costs $5.50. Tickets can be purchased from machines at the airport. Those without a ticket before getting on the train are charged $2 extra. The trip is approximately 20 minutes to the 30th Street Station. You can take a taxi from 30th Street Station to the University. The taxi fare is approximately $4.
Arriving by Train
Amtrak operates rail service along the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Washington, including New York, Trenton, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore. Amtrak's 30th Street Station is about 5 minutes from the University. The taxi fare is approximately $5-7.
Arriving by Bus
Intercity bus service is frequent, with daily arrivals from all parts of the country. The Greyhound Bus Lines Terminal is in Center City at 10th and Filbert Streets, (800) 231-2222 or www.greyhound.com, and provides service from New York City and Washington, DC. New Jersey Transit, with offices also in the Greyhound Terminal, serves Philadelphia from neighboring New Jersey cities and New York City. You can take a taxi from the bus station to the University. The taxi fare is approximately $7. There are three major cab companies, all of which operate 24 hours a day. They have different fares, but all charge initially about $2.70 and then about $2 for each additional mile. Two local cab companies are: Yellow Cab, (215) 829-4222 or Old City Taxi Coach, (215) 338-0838.