The Philadelphia Amtrak Station is inside the 30th Street Station on the edge of Philadelphia’s Center City. Next to the Schuylkill River, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the station is also a hub for commuter trains and a SEPTA subway station is a short walk away.

Things to Know

  • The Megabus and SEPTA trolleys stop outside the station
  • Transfer to or from one of the many SEPTA regional trains inside the 30th Street Station, including the Airport Line that travels to and from the Philadelphia Airport
  • The commuter trains are nicer than the subway trains if you have a choice in connection
  • You have to walk outside the Amtrak station to reach the subway station on the MFL line
  • Arrive 30 minutes early, or 45 minutes early if you need to check bags or require extra assistance

Amtrak Routes

Choose from the following Amtrak routes at the 30th Street Station:

Nearby Hotels

Walk to the following hotels from Philadelphia’s Amtrak station:

  • AKA University City Hotel (5 minute)
  • The Study at University City (10 minutes)
  • Sheraton Philadelphia University City (15 minutes)

Things to Do

Explore the following attractions near the station or connect with a regional train, subway or trolley at or next to the Amtrak station to easily reach other Philadelphia sights without a car.

  • Schuylkill River Trail (7-minute walk)
  • Schuylkill Banks Park (8-minute walk)
  • World Cafe Live (8-minute walk)
  • Mutter Museum (9-minute walk)
  • Schuylkill River Park (12-minute walk)
  • Rittenhouse Square (17-minute walk)
  • The Franklin Institute (17-minute walk)
  • Penn Museum (17-minute walk)
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences Museum (18-minute walk)

More Information

30th Street Station: The Ultimate Guide
30th Street Station District Plan
30th Street Station Yelp Reviews