Destination

Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a multi-use public facility in Center City Philadelphia designed to accommodate conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events. It’s home to the annual Philadelphia Flower Show and Auto Show. It’s also easy to get to via SEPTA.

How to get there

The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station (Regional Rail), 13th Street Station (Market-Frankford Line & Subway/Surface Trolleys) and City Hall (Broad Street Line). Multiple Bus Routes also serve the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

Bus Routes

Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44 & 48

Routes 4, 16, 124 & 125 are within walking distance

Subway lines

Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line

Regional Rail lines that come into Jefferson Station

Airport Line Regional Rail

Warminster Line Regional Rail

Wilmington/Newark Line Regional Rail

West Trenton Line Regional Rail

Media/Elwyn Line Regional Rail

Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail

Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail

Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill East Line Regional Rail

Trenton Line Regional Rail

Fox Chase Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill West Line Regional Rail

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. ​

Things To Do

Within short walks of the Convention Center are many hotels, restaurants, shopping (like Macy's) and other local attractions, including Independence Hall in America’s most historic square mile, Chinatown and its Stunning Friendship Gate, and Rittenhouse Square. Outside of our western entrance is the Museum Mile which stretches along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The center is also next to the culinary melting pot known as Reading Terminal Market, which offers a vast choice of mouthwatering regional and international food.

Upcoming Local Happenings
Rtm

Taste of the Market

Reading Terminal Market

Shop your way through Reading Terminal Market with some of the city’s most popular chefs this weekend during a two-day event featuring Marcie Turney of Lolita, Barbuzzo, and other 13th Street restaurants; Sylva Senat of Maison 208; Joncarl Lachman of Noord; and more. Cooking demos will also take place throughout the day. All events are free, and spots are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis; shopping tours will accommodate the first 10 people who sign up, while the demos invite up to 75 people to observe. Get here on SEPTA! Hop a train to Jefferson Station, a Trolley to 13th, the Market-Frankford Line to 11th or Bus Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 45, 48, 62 or 78. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to find your best way here.

20180922 00:00 20180924 00:00 America/New_York Taste of the Market <p>Shop your way through <a href="http://readingterminalmarket.org/events">Reading Terminal Market</a> with some of the city&rsquo;s most popular chefs this weekend during a two-day event featuring Marcie Turney of Lolita, Barbuzzo, and other 13th Street restaurants; Sylva Senat of Maison 208; Joncarl Lachman of Noord; and more. Cooking demos will also take place throughout the day. All events are free, and spots are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis; shopping tours will accommodate the first 10 people who sign up, while the demos invite up to 75 people to observe. Get here on SEPTA! Hop a train to Jefferson Station, a Trolley to 13th, the Market-Frankford Line to 11th or Bus Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 45, 48, 62 or 78. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to find your best way here.</p> 51 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Urba

Art at Suburban Station

Cafe URBA

Cafe URBA in Suburban Station is hosting an outdoor art fair! They're working with local music label Good Sadie to bring you an artist-run flea market on Sunday, 9/23 from 10a-4p. Entry is $5 with a free cup of coffee. Click here for more info and a list of artists. With grab-n-go or made-to-order food, coffee, smoothies, and delicious locally-sourced pastries, as well as outdoor seating, stair and elevator access to City Hall and LOVE Park, Cafe URBA is the cafe for commuters! 

20180923 00:00 20180924 00:00 America/New_York Art at Suburban Station <p><a href="http://CafeUrba.com">Cafe URBA</a> in Suburban Station is hosting an outdoor art fair! They&#39;re working with local music label Good Sadie to bring you an artist-run flea market on Sunday, 9/23 from 10a-4p. Entry is $5 with a free cup of coffee. <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__centercityphila.us17.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D81629cc822272638e099bfb33-26id-3D63f7e3738a-26e-3Dacf2366fb5&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=7bpf2KEKSGWHalHBe2Ypwg&amp;r=1iOv6BC89y0cqWPOj6RUkI8LpvKEIgN9W5sOr19EBuk&amp;m=HyTVoJtJEsaHjF1lf0P4lWfwVoTAM7ZhvygobRrRlZo&amp;s=0dabz2ArJxysgcaXLdrppK3obOA6jdI4fyhv_aqer20&amp;e=" target="_blank">Click here</a> for more info and a list of artists. With grab-n-go or made-to-order food, coffee, smoothies, and delicious locally-sourced pastries, as well as outdoor seating, stair and elevator access to City Hall and LOVE Park, Cafe URBA is <em>the</em> cafe for commuters!<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> 1500 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Nearby Perks
316201 259595427411001 108535389 n
The Original Turkey
10% Off Purchase

Use your valid SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA...

View details
Spataros
Spataro's Cheesesteaks
10% Off Your Purchase

Save 10% off your entire purchase at Spataro's (located in Reading Terminal...

View details
Bassetts
Bassetts Ice Cream
10% Off Your Next Ice Cream

Save 10% off your next ice cream purchase at Bassetts Ice Cream in Reading...

View details
Public house  257 zps20451614 small
Field House
$4 CRAFT BEERS

The Field House is a local venue inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center...

View details
Pod market logo
Pod Market at Loews Hotel
15% OFF PURCHASE

Save 15% off your entire purchase at Pod Market, proudly serving LaColombe...

View details
Transit store
SEPTA Transit Store
15% Off Entire Purchase

Delight in unique transit-related products including clothing and gifts...

View details
Sweat
Sweat Fitness
ONE MONTH FREE

Receive one free month at SWEAT Fitness with your valid SEPTA TrailPass...

View details
Robeks2
Robeks
Buy One, Get One 50% Off

Buy one Smoothie or Juice and get the other 50% off when you present your...

View details
Taxes
Liberty Tax Service
$25 Off Tax Prep

$25 off all tax preparation when you present your valid SEPTA TrailPass...

View details
Img 0832 500x373
Zio's Pizza
10% OFF ORDER

Enjoy 10% off your entire order at Zio's Pizza on 13th Street in Midtown...

View details
Img 2672
Philadelphia Shoe Outlet
Discount Shoes

Use your valid SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA...

View details
034553bfb391cb271429994297 large
Shibe Sports
15% Off Entire Purchase

Located on 13th Street in Midtown Village, Shibe Vintage Sports is an...

View details
400x400 sept. septa perks
Philadelphia Film Festival
10% OFF ALL ACCESS OR WEEKEND BADGE

The Philadelphia Film Festival (October 18-28) showcases the year’s best in...

View details
Irish pub
Irish Pub
10% Off Food And Drink

The Irish Pub opened its doors in Philadelphia 35 years ago and became an...

View details
15826170 1393033170767879 1304861951315136086 n
Bareburger
10% OFF YOUR ORDER

Recieve 10% off your total bill at Bareburger on Walnut Street when you...

View details
20170405 110201
Matt & Marie's Sandwich Shop
SEPTA Lunch Special

Use your valid SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA...

View details
Img 2803
Seraphim Philadelphia
15 Minutes Free

Now in Philadelphia - Seraphim Wellness was founded in Westfield, New...

View details
Ctyhxtjuyaez 1d
ZipCar
$30 Off Membership

SEPTA Pass Holders with a valid SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass, One Day...

View details
Ben 24 12.1.15
One Liberty Observation Deck
$2 OFF ADMISSION

Start your Philly adventure by seeing it first from 57 floors up at One...

View details
Sherman bros square logo
Sherman Brothers Shoes
10% OFF purchase

Specializing in hard to fit shoe sizes, their knowledgeable expert’s help...

View details
Walnut.tour2
Walnut Street Theatre
$2 Off Theatre Tour

Use your valid SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA...

View details
Philadelphia runner
Philadelphia Runner
Free Socks With $75 Purchase

Philadelphia Runner strives to be more than just another running store...

View details