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Public Transportation


Regional Rail

Jefferson Station, located on Market Street between 10th & 12th Streets, is the closest regional rail stop to Old City. Regional Rail schedules are available on the SEPTA website. Upon arrival at Jefferson Station, it is a short walk or a quick subway ride to get to the heart of Old City.



SEPTA's Market-Frankford (blue) line has two stops in Old City. The 5th Street stop drops visitors off right at Independence Mall, and the 2nd Street stop puts visitors right in the middle of Old City's shopping and restaurant scene. Schedules are available on the SEPTA website.



Several of SEPTA's bus routes travel through Old City, carrying residents and visitors to locations throughout Philadelphia. Bus schedules are available on the SEPTA website.



For visitors coming from New Jersey, the PATCO train line has a stop at 8th & Market, just two blocks west of Old City. Schedules are available on the PATCO website.



The Philadelphia PHLASH Downtown Loop serves 22 popular stops throughout Old City, Center City, and Fairmount. Schedules, maps, and additional information are available on the Visit Philly website


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Driving & Parking



Maps & driving directions are available on the Visit Philly website. Directions to individual addresses within Old City can be found using services such as Google Maps



Information on parking in Philadelphia is available on the Visit Philly website. Parking locations can be found through the Philadelphia Parking Authority's parking locator.


A map of Old City parking lots can be found here.


Indego Bike Share

Philadelphia's Indego bike share program features hundreds of bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year. Old City has several Indego stations where visitors can pick up and return Indego bikes. These stations can be found on the Indego Station Map.


On Foot

Old City is easily walkable, with many of its shops, restaurants, and attractions located within just a few blocks. The Old City District brochure includes a map showing the locations of many Old City attractions, and is available to view online. The Old City District brochure is also available at many locations around Old City, and at the Old City District offices at 231 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.