Pennsylvania Transportation

  • Septa Rail at 30th Street Station
    Septa Rail at 30th Street Station
    by PR-7
  • Subway entrance is across 30th Street
    Subway entrance is across 30th Street
    by PR-7
  • Exit here for Market Frankford Line
    Exit here for Market Frankford Line
    by PR-7

Pennsylvania Transportation

  • 30th Street Station

    Philadelphia Transportation

    In my previous review of 30th Street Station, I noted how to get from the main concourse to the Market-Frankford Subway Line, and to the Mega & the Bolt Bus Line. In this review I'll discuss parking and regional rail. Taxi service from the main concourse is found upon exiting at the 29th Street (east) side of the station. This area is also the...

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  • Philadelphia International Airport

    Philadelphia Transportation

    Philly Airport (PHL) is not ALL bad, but it is known to be frustrating. Here's what you need to know: If you are just passing through - allow for a roomy layover. Philly is notorious for delays, usually caused by our awesome weather (snow storms, freezing rain, thunderstorms…) or my favorite: "low ceilings". Same goes for any plans to fly out of...

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  • SEPTA

    Philadelphia Transportation

    You can catch a bus any where in this city. For schedual information call the numbers below or visit the web site. Septa rules this town. As always be careful of strangers here! This is a great way to get around town.

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  • Driving to Philly

    Philadelphia Transportation

    The parking here sucks....if you can even find any. And the parking garages rape you on charges. The parking authority keeps really close track of your vehicle also,it's their job. The streets are laughably designed,from narrow to cobblestone which will take a toll no matter how good a condition it's in. The horses & buggies mixed in with all the...

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  • Cabs of Philly

    Philadelphia Transportation

    If you are looking to travel in style for your business meeting or travel between your hotel and Philadelphia airport PHL Limousine is the way to go. They have nice vehicles with WiFi so could do some work on the way to your hotel or office. I found this convenient and very helpful.

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  • Carriage rides

    Philadelphia Transportation

    The historic district of Philadelphia is seen at its best from horse and carriage--after all, this is how our founding fathers saw it! As we walked towards Arch Street, we saw a number of carriages giving visitors a look-see around town. There are three ways to view the city by carriage: a 15-20 minute ride costing $30; a 30-35 minute ride costing...

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  • Phlash

    Philadelphia Transportation

    With only a day to visit town, we used this resurce quiet often and with satisfaction. It covers the touristy area, runs four times an hour, and cost $2 by trip. It stops close to the main attractions of the city, and it is good for a hop on hop off plan.

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  • Walking

    Philadelphia Transportation

    In Philadelphia the big thing for the tourists seems to be taking the 'duck' tour. You know, the novelty open buses which can go into water. If you're interested in them they cost about $20 or so. But before you commit, consider the alternative. A walking tour. 'Eek', you say. 'Isn't that going to be too tiring, too slow, and you want see it all.'...

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  • River Link Ferry

    Philadelphia Transportation

    The best way to travel between Philadelphia and Camden is by ferry boat. Not only does it save you from sitting in traffic, but it also affords some great views of Philadelphia and Camden. It goes between Penn's Landing and Camden's riverfront at the Aquarium. Round trip fare is $6.00 for adults, and $5.00 for children and seniors. The boat runs...

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  • The Big Bus Company

    Philadelphia Transportation

    BOLT BUS is a spin off from its parent company Grey Hound Bus. Prices fluctuate but its from $1 to about $15 to Philidelphia one way. Supposedly the earlier you reserve, the cheaper it is. No telephone numbers to contact, everything was done online. There is walkup fares at the pickup curbside but its most likely more than what people reserved...

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  • Philadelphia Map

    Philadelphia Transportation

    Sitting in a two-mile long traffic jam on the interstate is no fun. The website below shows any major problems on the major highways in the Philly area. Just access the website and run the cursor over one of the indicator icons on the map. You will see info about that problem and then you may be able to adjust your route accordingly.

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  • The Ducks

    Philadelphia Transportation

    Philly's fun attraction is the land and water sightseeing tour all-in-one. We saw the DUCKS amphibian car/boat at Penn's Landing part-way through its tour. Ride the DUCKS tour for 80 minutes of entertainment and information as you tour the Historic District, South Street and Society Hill. You'll see the Betsy Ross House, Ben Fanklin's grave,...

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  • Trolley

    Philadelphia Transportation

    Tour historic Philadelphia on the Victorian Trolley departing from 5th and Market daily. A 90 minute city tour takes you to 20 of Philadelphia's most popular sights. Tickets can be purchased at the Independence Visitor's Center (at 6th & Market) for tickets can be purchased online for a discount. Unlimited on/off privileges and unlimited...

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  • Pittsburgh International Airport

    Located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of downtown Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is the second-busiest airport in Pennsylvania, and serves the western part of the state, as well as eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia. Occupying 12,900 acres (5,220 hectares) of land, the airport is the fourth-largest airport in area in...

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  • Septa

    You can catch a bus any where in this city. For schedual information call the numbers below or visit the web site. Septa rules this town. As always be careful of strangers here! This is a great way to get around town.

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  • PA Turnpike

    Today, the 46,730-mile Interstate System includes approximately 2,900 miles of turnpikes. The PA Turnpike stretches 359 miles from Ohio to New Jersey, plus it has spurs totaling 172, mostly the Northeast Extension from the Philly area to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The turnpike in PA includes Interstate 76, Interstate 476, Interstate 276, a small...

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  • Pennsylvania D O T

    Pennsylvania Department of transportation provides several links to webpages aimed at helping tourists to use the PA highway system.http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/Bureaus/pdoccr.nsf/WelcomeCenterPage provides information on the welcome centers and rest areas in the region.http://www.visitpa.com/visitpa/home.pa is the official tourism webpage...

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  • Harrisburg International Airport (HIA)

    Actually, I never flew into here, but I was at Harrisburg International in June, 2002 while on a business trip. My boss' car broke down and we had to hire one from the airport. I do know that 8 major airlines offer about 120 flights daily to and from HIA, serving more than a dozen domestic cities and Toronto.

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  • Pennsylvania Turnpicke

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike was originally part of the WPA after the depression. The first segment went from west of Harrisburg to Irwin (east of Pittsburgh). This 160 mile section was completed in 1940. We used the turnpike to go out west in 1948.Now, the Turnpike is 531 miles in length with 57 fare collection facilities, 21 service plazas and two...

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  • Roadtrip!

    We always drive to and around Pennsylvania. It's the best way to really see everything. There are all kinds of things to see and do that will sidetrack you from your destination, and that's part of the fun! We have ended up at caverns, flea markets, airplane rides, go-karts, you name it!

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  • Philadelphia International Airport

    Philadelphia International Airport is large and spread out. Parking at the Long Term is so far you have to take a tram, Short Term is just a 10 min. or so walk. Make sure if you are flying out of Philly that you get there at least an hour+ before your flight, security will make you take your shoes off.

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  • Philadelphia's 30th Street Station

    The Philadelphia 30th Street Station is a cavernous, 8-storey, old concrete frame building built in 1934. 30th Street is the corporate headquarters of Amtrak and is the largest existing and second most active railway station in America. There are about 30 shops and restaurants. Amtrak and Septa (local commuter) trains pass through here. The train...

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  • SEPTA

    SEPTA is the acronym for Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority. Its trains, trolleys, and buses serve Philadelphia and surrounds including service just across the Delaware and New Jersey borders. It goes as far south as Newark, Delaware; as far east as Trenton, New Jersey; and as far north as Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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  • Warning: Buggies

    Travelling in the south east of Pennsylvania you will probably encounter this sign.Be aware after this sign you can suddenly be behind a horse and buggy. The buggies are usually from the Amish people. They drive on highways but not at your speed, so take care.

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  • Getting There

    By Car : Major routes easily accessed include the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-95, I-78 and U.S. Routes 611 and 202. By Air : Newark Airport and Philadelphia International Airport are about one hour away and Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton International Airport is within 45 minutes. Lancaster Airport has flights from more than 200 destinations daily. There...

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  • From New England I take I-84...

    From New England I take I-84 West to I-81 South and then you have a choice of either taking the PA Turnpike (90?) or continuing south into Maryland and following 58 West just north of Hagerstown. Take the exit for Hwy 40 West and that will take you into southwestern PA. If you're with children you might want to consider, for fun, to take the...

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  • YOU CAN ARRIVE IN PA BY PLANE,...

    YOU CAN ARRIVE IN PA BY PLANE, IN PHILADELPHIADEFINITELY A CAR! YOU REALLY NEED A CAR TO GET AROUND THE USA.

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  • The best way is driving....

    The best way is driving. Pennsylvania's road infrastructure is among the most extensive in the USA. I think it trail behind 1 or 2 states in terms of mileage. Various intersates criss-cross the states. Although the North Central part of the state is underdeveloped in the infrastructure department, it can be easily reached. Interstate 80 runs east...

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  • For the Amish, this is the...

    For the Amish, this is the only mode of transportation besides walking. I drove a car myself. Just look out for horse and buggies that you may have to pass on the side streets.

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  • Actually, an even better way...

    Actually, an even better way to travel around Pennsy, is in a 1957 Chevrolet. :) Classic car shows are popular here in the Spring and Summer.

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  • Although some public...

    Although some public transportation does exist, it is generally more convenient to travel by car. Pennsy has 2 major interstate highways crossing from East to West- I-80 and I-76, and two major interstates from North to South - I-79 and I-81, plus several other major interstates.

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