Explore the City of Brotherly Love with ease.
Philadelphia is one of the easiest cities to navigate—by car, foot, bus, or bike. William Penn's original design of the city laid out its streets in a grid for simple travel, but our staff at the Visitor Center is also happy to help you figure out the best way to get to and accomplish your plans.
The Visitor Center is conveniently within walking distance of many of the major destinations in the city, on the Market-Frankford Line and is close to the transportation hub of Center City. Let us help you get where you’re going!
Getting Around the City
On Public Transit
SEPTA (Southeastern Public Transportation Authority) offers a vast selection of routes on its many modes of public transportation, including: buses, trolleys, subways, and regional railways, which makes traveling around the Philadelphia region affordable and accessible.
Voted one of top five most walkable cities in the nation, Philadelphia features tree-lined streets and neighborhoods that make exploring on foot the perfect way to see the City of Brotherly Love.
Get around Philadelphia on two wheels is even easier with the city’s bike sharing program, Ride Indego. Stations are located all throughout the city, including one right outside Independence Visitor Center at 5th and Market Streets.
Getting to Philadelphia
From the Airport
Located just seven miles from downtown Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport is easily accessible from Interstates 76, 95, and 476.
30th Street Station is a major intercity rail transit hub. Located between Center City and West Philadelphia, it provides connections to Amtrak, NJ Transit Rail Service, and all SEPTA Regional Rail Lines.
Mega Bus is a low-cost, express bus service that conducts city-to-city travel for as low as $1 when purchasing online. Bolt Bus is also a low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 when purchasing online. Greyhound is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America.