Getting Here

Click to view on Google Maps: 

Independence Visitor Center
599 Market Street
1 North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

BY CAR

Parking

The Philadelphia Parking Authority manages a secure, 24-hour fully enclosed parking garage, the AutoPark at Independence Mall, which is conveniently located below the Independence Visitor Center.
Please note that the vehicle height clearance is 6'6". Click here for motorcoach and RV parking information. 

AutoPark at Independence Mall Rates:
  • Up to 1/2 hour – $4.00
  • Up to 1 hour – $8.00
  • Up to 1 1/2 hours – $12.50
  • Up to 2 hours – $17.50
  • Up to 10 hours – $20.00
  • Up to 24 hours – $22.00

Specials:

  • Early Bird: Enter between 6:00 - 9:00 a.m., Exit by 6:00 p.m. – $14.00
  • Evening (Sunday through Thursday): Enter after 5:00 p.m. – $10.00
  • Old City Nightlife Special (Friday & Saturday): Enter after 5:00 p.m., Exit before 3:00 a.m. – $7.00

Validations:


PUBLIC TRANSIT  

SEPTA, The Southeastern Public Transportation Authority, offers a vast option of transit services, including buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, subways and Regional Rails to take you around all the museums, attractions, sporting events, restaurants and shops that Philadelphia has to offer. Click here to access SEPTA's Visitors On The Go, for more visitor-related SEPTA tips.


ON FOOT

Voted as the 4th most walkable city in the nation by WalkScore, Philadelphia’s tree lined streets and accessible neighborhoods make exploring on foot the perfect way to see the City of Brotherly Love.
 


WITH CAR-SHARING 

Now available in the Philadelphia Area, from University City to Northern Liberties, to Center City, Lyft is available for rides in minutes, 24 hours day, 7 days a week. Download the Lyft app to be matched with friendly local drivers at the tap of a button. After the ride, simply pay through your phone. 
 


BY BIKE

Getting around Philadelphia on two wheels has never been easier than with the launch of Philadelphia's first bike sharing program, Ride Indego. With stations located all throughout the city, locals and visitors alike can rent a bicycle from any station to ride to their next destination. It’s green, efficient and a whole lot of fun. Ride indego today


BY PLANE

Located seven miles from Center City Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport is easily accessible from Interstates 76, 95, and 476.

Click here for more information about parking options, and how to access rail, cab and shuttle service from the airport into downtown Philadelphia.


BY TRAIN

Philadelphia's 30th Street Station is a major city and inter-city rail transit hub. Located between Center City and West Philadelphia, it provides connections to Amtrak, NJ Transit Rail Service and all SEPTA Regional Rail Lines.

AMTRAK
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT
SEPTA


BY BUS

MEGABUS  is a low-cost, express bus service that conducts city-to-city travel for as low as $1 when purchasing online.

BOLTBUS is also a low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 when purchasing online.

GREYHOUND  is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America.


OTHER VISITOR CENTER LOCATIONS

Click the Visitor Center location to view on Google Maps:

City Hall  Visitor Center
1 Penn Square
Located in: Philadelphia City Hall, Room 121
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sister Cities Park Café & Visitor Center 
200 N. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fairmount Park Welcome Center
Temporarily closed for renovations

1599 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Want to learn more about transportation to and around Philadelphia? Check out Visit Philadelphia's Getting Around guide.