The Math and Physics Departments at the University of Pennsylvania campus
are located in the David
Rittenhouse Laboratory on Penn's campus in an area of West Philadelphia
known as University City. If you're planning to visit us, please refer
to this page as a guide to using public and private transportation effectively.
The DRL's address is 209 South 33rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 and
is on the SE corner of 33rd and Walnut Streets.
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a map below for help getting to PENN and getting around campus.
From the Philadelphia International Airport
SEPTA Airport Express Train
The Airport Express Train leaves 9 minutes after every half hour, and
will take you to either the University City Station on Convention Ave
or to 30th Street Station. The fare is $6.00 and the ride takes 18 minutes
to the University City Station. Fares and schedules are available at
the Transportation and Parking Office, 447A, 3401 Walnut Street. (SEPTA
High Speed Rail Map)
Cars, Taxis and Limousines at the Airport
A metered taxicab costs about $20.00 and the ride takes about 20 minutes.
Penn Tower Hotel Limousines leave every 20 minutes. The fare is $8.00
and the ride takes about 20 minutes. (Driving directions
to the campus)
Arriving by Amtrak or SEPTA trains @ 30th Street Station
All Amtrak Northeast Corridor trains and all SEPTA Regional trains stop
at the 30th Street Station.
- From there one can walk to campus in about 15 minutes.
- A metered cab costs about $5 including tip and the ride takes about
- The SEPTA No. 30 bus
runs from the station to campus. The fare is $2 and exact change is
required. The ride takes 8 minutes and stops at Civic Center Boulevard
& University Avenue.
- From 30th St Station, one may take the R1,
R2 or R3 railroad lines, the distance of one stop, to the University
City Station (behind the Penn Tower Hotel).
information for using the R1, R2, R3 Rail Lines, the Subway/Surface
Rail Lines, the Market/Frankford Rail Line or the LUCY Loop to get to
Railway Map | SEPTA
From Greyhound Trailways Bus Terminal
The Bus Terminal is located
at 11th & Filbert Streets in Center City, Philadelphia.
- Exit the terminal and walk 1 block south, to Market Street to board
the Market/Frankford Rail Line, to 34th & Market Streets. The fare is
$2 (exact change is required).
- Or... transfer from the Market/Frankford Line at 30th Street Station,
to the Subway/Surface trolley (routes #11, #13, #34 or #36) and stop
at 36th & Sansom Streets, or 37th & Spruce Streets. The fare is $2 (exact
change is required) and the transfer is free.
- A metered cab costs about $12.00.
Driving to the Campus
PA > Philadelphia
Region > Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) >
345 (formerly exit 39) . Exit
346A (formerly exit 40) . Exit
346B (formerly exit 41) .
From the Northeast:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 4 for Route 73 North. Proceed on
Route 73 North to I-295 South. From I-295 South, take exit 26 of I-76
West. Cross over to Philadelphia via the Walt Whitman Bridge. This section
of I-76 is also called the Schuylkill Expressway. Take exit 346A (LEFT
LANE EXIT) for South Street, and turn left onto South Street to enter
campus. Turn right on 33rd Street (the first possible right). DRL is at
the next traffic intersection.
From the Northeast Extension, Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476):
Take the Pensylvania Turnpike Northest Extension, South to the PA Turnpike,
East-West Interchange. Remain on I-476 (The PA TP, northeast extension
portion of I-476, terminates at the PA TP east-west interchange). Continue
on I-476 South, approximately 3.6 miles to Exit 6, I-76 East (Schuylkill
Expressway). Take I-76 East approximately 12.6 miles to Exit 346A, South
Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn right onto South Street to enter
the campus. Turn right on 33rd Street (the first possible right). DRL
is at the next traffic intersection.
From the Northwest:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 24, Valley Forge Interchange. Take
I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) approximately 17 miles to Exit 346A,
South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn right onto South Street to
enter the campus. Turn right on 33rd Street (the first possible right).
DRL is at the next traffic intersection.
From the North:
Take I-95 South to I-676 Westbound toward Center City. From I-676 exit
in less than two miles taking "exit only" ramp towards the airport marked
I-76 East. Proceed less than a mile to Exit 346A, South Street, which
EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn right onto South Street to enter the campus. Turn
right on 33rd Street (the first possible right). DRL is at the next traffic
From the South:
Take I-95 North to Exit 13 signed "291 West to I-76". Follow 291 West
across (Platt) Bridge to 26th Street, which leads directly onto I-76 West.
Take I-76 West 3 miles to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE
LEFT. Turn left at the top of the exit ramp onto South Street. Turn right
on 33rd Street (the first possible right). DRL is at the next traffic
Parking on Campus
There are ten, public pay parking facilities around the campus. Metered
pay parking is available on many city streets. Additional parking information
and policy is available at the
Office of Transportation and Parking.