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Getting Around

With its compact size, comprehensive transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets, Center City Philadelphia makes it easy to leave the car in the garage.

Transit Routes

Below is a list of useful regional transportation links and links to agencies whose lines travel through Center City.


PATCO Speedline

New Jersey Transit

Transit Benefits

You can help improve air quality in Center City Philadelphia. Use public transit. Talk to your employer about providing RideEco, a voucher you can use to purchase transit tokens, tickets and passes. Enjoy walking or biking in our compact downtown. And why not consider relocating your home or business to a transit- and pedestrian-friendly location, such as Center City Philadelphia? Living or working in a walkable neighborhood that includes shops, offices and transit gives you more travel options.


The seasonal PHLASH downtown loop uses distinctive purple trolleys to connect major tourist destinations between Penn's Landing and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is one of the best ways to get around to more than 25 locations in Center City and is just $2 each time you board. Details and a map can be found at PhillyPhlash.com.

Parking Locators

Looking for off-street parking in Center City? Then visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority's (PPA) Parking Locator. Search the city's more than 200 off-street parking facilities for the best parking options based on price, proximity and hours of operation.

Travel Advisories

Concerned about bus detours or railway delays? Visit the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Web site at www.septa.org for current travel alerts and advisories.

Want to avoid congested roadways? Visit Traffic.com or SmarTraveler.com for up-to-the minute information.

Commute by Bike

With improved accessibility on local public transportation systems and more bike lanes and bike racks, it's easier than ever to commute by bike. Visit www.bicyclecoalition.org for more information on how to bike to work. Kiplinger has created a calculator to estimate how much you will save by commuting by bicycle and leaving your car at home. To calculate your potenital savings visit www.kiplinger.com/tools/bike.

Sign Systems

The Center City District has installed thousands of signs around Center City that make it easier to get around Philadelphia's downtown on foot, by bus or behind the wheel and to understand the rich history and cultural offerings on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Click here for more information.

CCD has also partnered with SEPTA and PATCO to install a clear, distinctive transit sign system in Center City. Read the press release.

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