SEPTA is the primary local Public Transportation authority. Their web site, www.septa.org, includes maps, schedules, and transit advisories. Drexel also offers a 10% discount on monthly SEPTA passes for fulltime undergraduate and graduate students. To find out more details about the program and how to enroll, please visit: www.drexel.edu/compass.
New Jersey Transit
Many Drexel commuters also hop on NJ Transit to come to campus. For more information on NJ Transit, please visit www.njtransit.com. NJ Transit also provides a 25% discount to all full time graduate and undergraduate students on their monthly passes. For more information on the NJ Transit discount program, please visit: http://www.drexel.edu/creesestudentcenter/infodesk/NJTransitQuickTik.html.
The PATCO Speedline also provides a fast and convient way for students to travel to and from campus. PATCO has stops through Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia at:
- 8th and Market
- 9/10th and Locust
- 12/13th and Locust
- 15/16th and Locust
The PATCO stops in Philadelphia easily allow students to transfer to and from SEPTA, ride their bike or even walk. For more information on PATCO, please visit: http://www.ridepatco.org. (Note: no student discounts are available for PATCO at this time.)
Amtrak trains run daily from 30th Street station which is just blocks from Drexel’s campus. For more information on Amtrak, please visit: http://www.amtrak.com. For Student discount information, please visit: http://www.studentadvantage.com/content/?id=21
Need Help Planning Your Route?
When planning your commute, it can be helpful to know what
routes stop on or near campus. Below is a list of some routes.
For current and more detailed information, visit
www.septa.org. To find our how to get from “here to there” on SEPTA click on “Plan my Trip” on the website.
1. 30th Street Train Station (home to SEPTA and AMTRAK) is
the hub for train lines and is two blocks from campus
2. Market/Frankfort Blue Line stops at 30th & 34th Streets
3. Green Line stops at 30th/31st and 33rd Streets on Market
4. Bus Routes 21 and 42 have stops along Walnut and Chestnut
SEPTA also offers a travel planning information to help you figure out the best way or ways to get from one place to another. Call 215-580-7800 and press 0 to speak to a travel information agent during normal business hours.
A SEPTA token machine is located in the Creese Student Center Lobby next to the Information Desk. Only cash is accepted for token purchase. If you have questions, you may call the Creese Information Desk at 215-895-2515.
There is a campus shuttle. The shuttle routes can be found
Contact Public Safety at http://www.drexel.edu/publicsafety/
to learn more.
Are you tired of fumbling for coins or having to run to a local news stand, food truck, or retail location to get change to feed your parking meter? Now you don’t have to!
All meters throughout the City of Philadelphia now accept Smart Cards. No more hunting for quarters when you want to park at a meter! Smart Cards are the size of a credit card, so they fit conveniently in your wallet or pocket. Available in $25 and $50 denominations.
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- Use it anytime at over 14,500 meters in Philadelphia!
To purchase your Smart Card today, or learn more about Smart Cards, please go to www.ppasmartcard.com. Smart Cards can also be purchased on the first floor of The Crease Student Center at the information desk.
Philly Car Share
If you live near campus and just need a car to venture our of the city, or tool around town without the expense of owning a car, then Philly Car Share is for you. Philly Car Share is Philadelphia’s premier car-sharing service, and focuses on maximizing the economic environmental dependence in the Philadelphia regious through community based car sharing.
How it works:
- You must have been driving for at least 2 years
- Able to provide proof of insurance
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Must have a spotless driving record or wait until 21 to apply
- This plan is available to international students with a international drivers license as well.
- After registering, take the online orientation and choose from the two rate plans available
- Then reserve a car online or by phone
- Find out which car locations (pods) are by you and select the car you need
- Then select the length of time you need it for.
- Keys should arrive to you in a few days