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University City

The bustling heart of West Philadelphia and the academic epicenter of the entire region, University City is so named due to two of the largest and most influential institutions in town: the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

 

How to get there

Take Regional Rail to 30th Street or University City, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36  to 30th or Bus Routes 21, 42, or 49.

The LUCY (Loop Through University City) shuttle runs every 5 to 30 minutes from 6:10AM to 7:00PM Monday through Friday. There are two lines, Green and Gold, which are free for University of Pennsylvania students/employees and regular SEPTA fare for all other passengers.

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. ​

Connecting Services

It's easy to go from Philadelphia International Airport to University City via SEPTA's Airport Line. Airport Line service runs seven days a week, between 5a. and 12 midnight. Stops on the Airport Line include:

Terminal E + Terminal F

The end point of all Airport Line trains. Terminal F is a short, indoor walk from the station platform.E Airlines: JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit AirlinesF Airlines: American Eagle (formerly US Airways Express)

Terminal C + Terminal D

Visit Terminal D featuring a renovated shopping plaza of modern retailers.Airlines: American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Airlines

Terminal B

The Marriot Hotel is a short walk from the station platform.Airlines: American Airlines Domestic Service

Terminal A (East and West Gates)

The station platform connects to the east portion of the terminal. Access to west gates may require customers to walk outside.East Gate: Aer Lingus, American Airlines, American Airlines including all flights to Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW) and Miami (MIA)West Gate: Icelandair, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, American Airlines International & Caribbean service

Eastwick

Nearby to SEPTA bus routes, PNC Operations Center, and more Airport hotels.

University City

Walking distance to University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of the Sciences, CHOP, shopping and restaurants.

30th Street Station

Convenient connections to Amtrak and NJ Transit rail services; BoltBus and MegaBus services. Nearby other SEPTA transit services including the Market-Frankford Line, Trolley lines and Center City destined bus routes.

Suburban Station

Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, nearby to a number of major corporations, the Art Museum area and Ben Franklin Parkway. Major transfer point for other SEPTA Regional Rail services.

Jefferson Station

Underneath the famous Reading Terminal Market and adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Convenient connections to Greyhound and NJ Transit bus services at 10th & Filbert Station. Steps away from major downtown hotels.

Temple University

The main campus of the famed Philadelphia institution, near the corner of Broad & Cecil B. Moore.

Things To Do

There is so much to do in University City! Whether you're exploring the historic campus of the University of Pennsylvania or grabbing food and drinks at of the many bars and restaurants, there is something for everyone. You can take in a show at World Cafe Live, or enjoy the Farmer's Market in Clark Park. Neighborhood highlights include Penn Park and the Penn Museum, as well as restaurants like Distrito, Pod, and Dock Street Brewery. 

For a full list of things to do, visit University City District's Neighborhood Guide

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Penn Medicine's 5K for the IOA & The Memory Mile Walk

University of Pennsylvania

Penn’s 8th Annual 5K for the IOA & the Memory Mile Walk will take place on Penn's campus on Sunday, 9/22 at 8a. Since 2012, participants have been invited to enjoy complimentary yoga, food, beverages, entertainment, and prizes—all provided by generous in-kind donors. Runners, walkers, volunteers, and friends of the IOA (Institute on Aging) have collectively contributed more than $330,000 in support of the IOA Pilot Grant Program, which invests in Alzheimer’s disease research and other neurodegenerative disease projects at Penn. You can register or make a gift to Penn’s 5K for the IOA & the Memory Mile Walk at PennMedicine.org/5kIOA. Get there on SEPTA! Hop Regional Rail to University City Station, a Trolley to 33rd Street, Market-Frankford Line to 34th Street, or hop Bus Routes 21, 31, 40, 42, or 49.

 

20190922 00:00 20190923 00:00 America/New_York Penn Medicine's 5K for the IOA & The Memory Mile Walk <p><a href="http://PennMedicine.org/5kIOA">Penn&rsquo;s 8th Annual 5K for the IOA &amp; the Memory Mile Walk</a> will take place on Penn&#39;s campus on Sunday, 9/22 at 8a. Since 2012, participants have been invited to enjoy complimentary yoga, food, beverages, entertainment, and prizes&mdash;all provided by generous in-kind donors. Runners, walkers, volunteers, and friends of the IOA (Institute on Aging) have collectively contributed more than $330,000 in support of the IOA Pilot Grant Program, which invests in Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease research and other neurodegenerative disease projects at Penn. You can register or make a gift to Penn&rsquo;s 5K for the IOA &amp; the Memory Mile Walk at <a href="http://PennMedicine.org/5kIOA">PennMedicine.org/5kIOA</a>. Get there on SEPTA! Hop Regional Rail to University City Station, a Trolley to 33rd Street, Market-Frankford Line to 34th Street, or hop Bus&nbsp;Routes <a href="http://septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/021.pdf">21</a>, <a href="http://septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/031.pdf">31</a>, <a href="http://septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/040.pdf">40</a>, <a href="http://septa.org/schedules/bus/pdf/042.pdf">42</a>, or&nbsp;<a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/route49">49</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


World cafe

Free At Noon 🎶

World Cafe Live

WXPN's Free At Noon is held every Friday at World Cafe Live and always features fabulous music. Heading to the show? Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to 30th Street Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36  to 30th or Bus Routes 21, 42, or 49.

20190920 00:00 20190921 00:00 America/New_York Free At Noon 🎶 <p>WXPN&#39;s <a href="http://xpn.org/events/free-at-noon">Free At Noon</a> is held every Friday at World Cafe Live and always features <a href="http://www.xpn.org/events/free-at-noon">fabulous music</a>. Heading to the show? Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to 30th Street Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36&nbsp; to 30th or Bus Routes 21, 42, or 49.</p> 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Plan Your Trip


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