Directions and Parking
Find Your Way
Office of Admissions - College Hall
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is located on the ground floor of College Hall (between 34th and 36th Streets and Walnut and Spruce Streets). As you walk onto campus at 34th and Walnut Streets, you will see the main pedestrian path, Locust Walk. Proceed southwest on Locust Walk until you spot "The Button" to your right and a statue of Ben Franklin to your left. College Hall is the building to your left behind the statue of Ben.
College Hall Map
Penn’s campus can be reached from 30th Street Station by foot (it takes 15 minutes to walk from the station to the heart of campus), by cab, or on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line (one stop to 34th and Market Streets).
Penn is located in an urban setting, so if you choose to drive to campus, allow ample time to park and make your way to College Hall. Please note that Penn does not validate parking. There are several parking facilities located on or near campus, as well as metered street parking. Street parking spaces are usually limited to either two or three hours and cost $2 per hour. Some garages may charge a flat fee, and prices vary. Recommended garages and lots include:
34th and Chestnut Streets
38th and Walnut Streets
40th and Walnut Streets
Penn Museum (South Street and Convention Avenue)
Penn Tower Hotel (34th and Civic Center Boulevard)
Sheraton Hotel (36th and Chestnut Streets)
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)—Philadelphia's mass transit system—operates a coordinated system of bus, subway, elevated train, and trolley lines that cover all of Philadelphia and parts of the surrounding counties. Exact change ($2.25) or a token is required. Weekly and monthly SEPTA TransPasses are also available. Tokens are available at all subway stations, and both TransPasses and tokens can be purchased on campus at the Penn Book Store. Fares are subject to change.
The Philadelphia International Airport is located in the Southwest section of the city, approximately 20 minutes from the University of Pennsylvania campus.
Lady Liberty provides airport shuttle service to and from the Philadelphia International Airport, with door-to-door shuttle service to University City hotels and residences. You can reach them at (215) 724-8888.
SEPTA has Regional Rail service, which includes an Airport Line that runs directly from the Philadelphia International Airport to the University City station. University City station is only a few steps away from Penn's campus.