TRANSPORTATION

 

GETTING  HERE 

 

The Graduate School of Education Building is located at 3700 Walnut Street, at the corner of 37th and Walnut streets. The Admissions Office is on the second floor.

For the University of Pennsylvania campus map, click here.
To see Penn GSE on google maps, click here.

How to get to GSE:


By Car         

From the Northeast via the New Jersey Turnpike South
Use Exit 4. Bear right out of the toll following signs to Philadelphia and Ben Franklin Bridge. After crossing the bridge take I-676 West, to I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Before this ramp merges onto I-76, take the 30th Street Station exit (345) which empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Walnut Street.  Proceed three blocks to 3700 Walnut Street.

From the West via the Pennsylvania Turnpike
On the PA turnpike, use Exit 326, the Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East for approximately 16 miles until Exit 345, a right lane exit marked 30th Street. The exit empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Walnut Street.  Proceed three blocks to 3700 Walnut Street.

From the North via I-95 South
Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit. Follow signs to I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway. Take I-676 West until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Before this ramp merges onto I-76, take the 30th Street Station exit (345) which empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Walnut Street.  Proceed three blocks to 3700 Walnut Street.

From the South via I-95 North
Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit which is approximately 7 miles north of the airport. Follow I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway, until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Before this ramp merges onto I-76, take the 30th Street Station exit (345) which empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Walnut Street.  Proceed three blocks to 3700 Walnut Street. 

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  Philadelphia Public Transportation

Philadelphia's mass transit system is SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. SEPTA operates a coordinated system of bus, subway, elevated train, and trolley lines that covers all of Philadelphia and regional rail lines servicing the surrounding area.  For trip planning and fares, please go to www.septa.org/fares/transit/index.html.  If you will be making multiple trips, you might consider purchasing a SEPTA Key Card, which offers discounts on some fares.

To get to Penn GSE from Philadelphia International Airport, take the Airport Line to the University City Station (a fifteen-minute walk to Penn GSE; please consult maps above) or 30th Street Amtrak Station.  The fare is $6.75. If exiting at 30th Street Station, follow directions below for public transportation to Penn GSE.

To get to Penn GSE from 30th Street Station, take any of these Green trolley lines (#11, 13, 34 or 36) and exit at 36th Street Station (second stop from 30th Street).  This is about a block and a half from Penn GSE.  The fare is $2.50 (exact change). Then walk south towards campus (in the direction of Cosi and the Penn Barnes and Noble bookstore); at the T-intersection, turn right onto Walnut Street and walk in the direction of traffic to 37th Street.  Penn GSE is on the southside of the street at 37th Street.   Top


From the Airport         

The Philadelphia International Airport is located in the Southwest section of the city, approximately 20 minutes from the University of Pennsylvania campus.

Visitors driving from the airport should take I-95 North to the I-676/Center City Philadelphia exit, which is approximately seven miles north of the airport. Follow I-676 West (the Vine Street Expressway) until I-76 East (the Schuylkill Expressway). Follow I-76 East until Exit 345, a right lane exit marked 30th Street. The exit empties onto a one-way street that bends left becoming 30th Street. Go through one light (JFK Blvd.), then turn right onto Market Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn left onto 34th Street. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Walnut Street.  Proceed three blocks to 3700 Walnut Street.

Convenient train service from the airport to 30th Street Station is available through SEPTA's Airport Express Train, which leaves every half-hour. The fare is $6.50 (subject to change), and the trip takes approximately 25 minutes. The University City Station is about a five-minute walk west on Spruce Street to our campus. The 30th Street Station is about a 15-minute walk to campus. Consult maps above for directions to Penn GSE.

A metered cab ride from the airport to campus costs a flat rate of $26.25 (subject to change), plus tip, and takes approximately 20 minutes. Uber and Lyft services are also available.

The Penn Tower Hotel, located adjacent to the Penn Campus on 34th Street at Civic Center Boulevard, runs an airport shuttle that leaves from the baggage claim area every half hour. The ride is $8 (subject to change) and takes approximately twenty minutes.

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  From 30th Street Station (Train & Bus Service)

Intercity rail service to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station is provided by Amtrak. Frequent service is offered to Northeastern cities including Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Washington.

The campus can be reached from 30th Street Station by cab, on SEPTA's Green Line (to either 36th and Sansom Streets or 37th and Spruce Streets) or the Market-Frankford Line (to 34th and Market Streets), or by foot; 30th Street Station is a 15-minute walk from the heart of campus.

Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound and Trailways bus lines from the terminal at 1001 Filbert Street, and MegaBus and Bolt Bus provide service to 30th Street Station. The Penn campus can be reached from the bus station on SEPTA's Green Line (to either 36th and Sansom Streets or 37th and Spruce Streets) or Market-Frankford Line (to 34th and Market Streets).

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  Parking on Campus

Parking is available for a fee at a garage immediately across the street from the School, at 38th and Walnut streets. Please use the 38th Street entrance. Metered street parking is also available.