Directions, Public Transit and Parking

Driving Directions to the University of Pennsylvania

From the northeast via the New Jersey Turnpike South
Use Exit 4. Bear right out of the toll following signs to Philadelphia and Ben Franklin Bridge. After crossing the bridge take I-676 West, to I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Follow I-76 East to Exit 346-A (old exit number 40) - South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus. See Blockley Hall (423 Guardian Drive) on campus map.

From the west via the Pennsylvania Turnpike
On the PA turnpike, use Exit 326, the Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East for approximately 17 miles until Exit 346A, a left lane exit marked South Street. Turn right onto South Street to enter campus. See Blockley Hall (423 Guardian Drive) on campus map.

From the north via I-95 South
Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit. Follow signs to I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway. Take I-676 West until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Follow I-76 East until Exit 346-A (old exit number 40) - South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus. See Blockley Hall (423 Guardian Drive) on campus map.

From the south via I-95 North
Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit, which is approximately 7 miles north of the airport. Follow I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway, until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Follow I-76 East until Exit 346-A (old exit number 40) - South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus. See Blockley Hall (423 Guardian Drive) on campus map.

Parking Information

The public parking lot nearest to Blockley Hall is the new 3600 Civic Center Boulevard Garage.

Penn Facilities has a map of all other public parking lots on campus. These include:

Parking garage at 38th and Walnut Streets 
Outdoor lot at 34th and Chestnut Streets 
Parking garage at South Street & Convention Avenue 
Parking garages at 40th & Walnut Streets 
Valet parking available at The Inn at Penn at 3600 Sansom Street

Public Transit Information

Train

University City Station, on SEPTA's Airport Regional Rail line, is the nearest train stop, located across from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. From all other public transit lines, however, it is more convenient and cost effective to reach Penn's campus via 30th St. Station.

30th St. Station (www.30thstreetstation.com) is a major departure point for commuter trains, trolleys and buses serving the University City community. 30th St. Station is most easily accessed through SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line running east and west on Market Street. The Market-Frankford can be reached by commuters from north or south of the city through a free interchange with the Broad Street Subway at 15th and Market streets. From 30th Street Station, take any westbound trolley (except #10) to 37th Street (and Spruce) as described below.

Trolleys 

Five subway/surface trolley lines (10, 11, 13, 34, 36) serve the West Philadelphia area. All lines except the number 10 trolley stop underground on campus at 37th and Spruce St. From the trolley exit, walk a half-block west to the corner of 38th and Spruce. Turn left and follow 38th Street south, as it becomes University Avenue. Passing the Veterans Administration Hospital on your right, continue on University Avenue to Curie Boulevard. Turn left on Curie Boulevard and continue to the Stellar-Chance Laboratories entrance, on your left. Blockley Hall (see campus map) is adjacent and accessible through Stellar-Chance.

Buses

Three major bus lines serve the campus area, taking riders from Center City and West Philadelphia. The #21 bus heads west on Walnut Street and east on Chestnut Street. Get off at 34th and Walnut Streets. Walk south on 34th passing the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on your right. The street curves right to the west. One block later, turn right onto Osler Circle and follow directions to our offices (see below). The #42 bus goes west on Walnut Street until it switches to Spruce Street at 38th street via Civic Center Boulevard. Get off at Osler Circle, the first stop after Children’s Hospital. Follow directions to our offices (see below).

The #40 bus, which originates north of campus, runs down 40th street to Spruce Street, then onto South Street, east into Center City. Get off at 38th and Spruce streets. Cross 38th street to the Wawa food market. Turn right and follow 38th around as it becomes University Avenue. Passing the Veterans Administration Hospital on your right, continue on University Avenue to Curie Boulevard. Turn left on Curie Boulevard and continue to the Stellar-Chance Laboratories entrance, on your left. Blockley Hall (see campus map) is adjacent and accessible through Stellar-Chance.

Return trips

Eastbound, the #42 bus runs on Spruce Street until it switches to Chestnut Street at 33rd street. Both the 21 and the 42 buses terminate in Society Hill. Westbound, the 40 bus returns on Lombard Street to the South street bridge. Additionally, the 21, 40, and 42 provide wheelchair lift service. Finally, route 30 runs from 30th street station via 34th street and Civic Center Boulevard to 42nd street, then travels north above Market Street to service West Philadelphia.

Travel from New Jersey

NJ TRANSIT operates an extensive bus network of intra and interstate routes throughout New Jersey and into New York and Philadelphia. The system serves the region's commercial centers with commuter runs to and from Manhattan, Newark, Jersey City, Trenton, Camden, Atlantic City and Philadelphia. For more information by telephone, call:
(800) 772-2222 in NJ 
(973) 762-5100 out-of-state 
www.njtransit.com

Campus Map of Blockley Hall and Vicinity

This static map shows the exits for 37th Street trolley/subway station, marked in red. Blockley Hall is marked with the Penn logo. Pedestrians may pass freely through the junction of the John Morgan and Johnson Buildings. Clicking on the map will lead to an interactive version at the Penn Facilities website. See below for building access.

map of vicinity of Blockley Hall

Building Access

From Guardian Drive: If entering from Guardian Drive, go to the Blockley Hall building entrance, buzz security and state your business. Enter double doors, and turn right to get to the elevators. Take any elevator to the 10th floor, room 1013.

From Curie Blvd: If entering from Curie Blvd., go to the Stellar-Chance building entrance, buzz security and state your business. Enter double doors, then go up curved staircase immediately on left. At the top of the stairs, turn left and enter Blockley Hall. Blockley Hall elevators are directly ahead and to the right. Take any elevator to the 10th floor, room 1013.


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