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Find your way around Philadelphia

Downloadable Maps
Map File Size Description
Distance and Driving Map (290K) A map of the Northeastern United States showing major routes and driving times for cities up to 8 hours away from Philadelphia
Regional Map (303K) A map of the Greater Philadelphia region showing major routes and attractions
Center City Map (3MB) Large, detailed map of the downtown area (Courtesy Where Philadelphia)
Center City Neighborhoods Map (70K) A map of the most popular Center City area neighborhoods
SEPTA (Public Transit) Map (NA) A clickable map of SEPTA’s Regional Rail, Subway and Trolley routes (Opens in new window)
Getting Around: A Walker’s Delight (132K) A color-coded map describing the different sections of the downtown area
Map of Philadelphia’s Historic District (1.3MB) A detailed map of the “Historic” section of downtown Philadelphia
Directions

Philadelphia is 1 1/2 hours from New York, 2 1/2 hours from Washington, and 2 minutes off I-95. Amtrak runs often and the Philadelphia International Airport is a US Airways hub. Consider spending a couple of days in town, and a couple more in the country. We don’t know any other place in the United States with so many natural and cultural attractions, all so close together, all ready to welcome you.

Driving Here

Philadelphia is a very convenient destination by car and is less than a day’s drive away for the majority of the east coast.

Click here to calculate how much you’ll spend on gas.

These directions will lead you to the Independence Visitors Center. This a great place at which to begin your visit. You can stop here for additional visitor information, refreshments, restrooms and souvenirs. The Visitor Center is located on Sixth Street, between Arch and Market Streets, on the left. Metered parking is available on 6th Street. Entrance to a parking garage below the Visitor Center can be found on 6th Street between Arch and Market Streets.

(Note: You can also use Mapquest or Google Maps if you are looking for detailed, address-to-address driving instructions.)

From the South

  • Take I-95 North. Follow the signs for “Central Phila./I-676” (Exit 22).
  • Follow signs for Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill Streets. Keep right at the fork in the ramp
  • Stay straight to Callowhill St. Turn left onto N. 6 th Street.
  • The Visitor Center parking facility is directly beneath the building on your left on 6 th Street.

From the North

There are two options: NJ Turnpike or I-95:

Via the NJ Turnpike:

  • Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 4.
  • Take Rt. 73 north to Rt. 38 west to US 30.
  • Take US 30 west over the Ben Franklin Bridge to I-676. Follow the signs for local traffic (this is Vine Street).
  • Turn right onto 7 th Street. Turn slight right. Turn slight right onto 6 th Street. Turn left onto Market Street.

Via I-95:

  • Take I-95 South. Follow the signs for “Central Phila./I-676” (Exit 22).
  • Follow signs for Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill Streets. Keep right at the fork in the ramp.
  • Stay straight to Callowhill St. Turn left onto N. 6th Street.
  • The Visitor Center parking facility is directly beneath the building on your left on 6th Street.

From the West

  • Take I-76 ( Pennsylvania Turnpike) to the Valley Forge Exit (Exit 326).
  • Follow signs to Philadelphia I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway).
  • Remain on I-76 East(Schuylkill Expressway) for about 25 miles until you see signs for Central Philadelphia (Exit 344)
  • Continue on 676 East ( Vine Street Expressway) to the 8th Street Exit. Make a right onto 8th Street.
  • Then make a left onto Race Street and a right on 6th Street.
  • The Visitor Center parking facility is directly beneath the building on your left on 6th Street.

From the East

  • Take Atlantic City Expressway to 42 North.
  • Follow 42 North to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Rt. 676), crossing into Philadelphia.
  • Follow the signs for local traffic (this is Vine Street).
  • Turn right onto 7th Street. Turn slight right. Turn slight right onto 6 th Street.
  • The parking Visitor Center facility is directly beneath the building on your left on 6th Street.
Parking Information

For full parking information, visit our Parking in Philadelphia page.

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