Travel

Recommended Hotels:

The hotels mentioned below are located on Penn’s campus and require a 10-minute walk to the symposium location.

The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel
3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-0200
The Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-8000

Directions:

Here’s a general look at Penn’s campus and the location of the Biomedical Research Building II/III.

BRB Auditorium is located in the Biomedical Research Building II/III (BRB) on PENN’s campus at 421 Curie Boulevard.

Visitor Parking Information:

There are two maps, detailing parking available on PENN’s campus. The closest parking facility to BRB is at South Street and Convention Avenue (also known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology parking facility). Parking at PENN Tower is restricted to patients. You may be redirected to a parking facility at 38th and Walnut.

Another, interactive map that lists each facilities’ hours of operation is available at http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/parking/map.html

Driving Directions to PENN campus:

Accessible via I-76 Schuylkill Expressway, Exit 345 (formerly Exit 39) or Exit 346a – which brings you right to the South Street and Convention Avenue parking. Please note that the orientation of this map places North at the bottom of the page and South at the top.

Driving to Penn : Schuylkill Exit 345 on to 30th St. or Exit 346a on to South Street (LEFT LANE EXIT)

From the Northeast:

Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 4 for Route 73 North. Proceed on Route 73 North to I-295 South. From I-295 South, take exit 26 of I-76 West. Cross over to Philadelphia via the Walt Whitman Bridge. This section of I-76 is also called the Schuylkill Expressway. Take Exit 346A for South Street, and turn right onto South Street to enter campus. Note: Exit 346A is a LEFT LANE EXIT.

From the Northeast Extension, Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476):

Take the Pensylvania Turnpike Northest Extension, South to the PA Turnpike, East-West Interchange. Remain on I-476 (The PA Turnpike, northeast extension portion of I-476, terminates at the PA Turnpike east-west interchange). Continue on I-476 South, approximately 3.6 miles to Exit 16A, I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway). Take I-76 East approximately 12.6 miles to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn right onto South Street to enter the campus. Convention Avenue is the next street; make a left onto Convention and then watch for the first parking entrance to access the Museum parking garage.

From the Northwest:

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 326, Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) approximately 17 miles to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn right onto South Street to enter the campus. Convention Avenue is the next street; make a left onto Convention and then watch for the first parking entrance to access the Museum parking garage.

From the North:

Take I-95 South to I-676 Westbound toward Center City. From I-676 exit in less than two miles taking “exit only” ramp towards the airport marked I-76 East. Proceed less than a mile to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn right onto South Street to enter the campus. Convention Avenue is the next street; make a left onto Convention and then watch for the first parking entrance to access the Museum parking garage.

From the South:

Take I-95 North to Exit 13 signed “291 West to I-76”. Follow 291 West across (Platt) Bridge to 26th Street, which leads directly onto I-76 West. Take I-76 West 3 miles to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn left onto South Street to enter the campus. Convention Avenue is the next street; make a left onto Convention and then watch for the first parking entrance to access the Museum parking garage.

Arriving by Amtrak or SEPTA trains

  • All Amtrak Northeast Corridor trains and all SEPTA Regional trains stop at the 30th Street Station. From there one can walk to campus in about 15 minutes.
  • The Market-Frankford Elevated Train makes stops at 30th and Market and 34th and Market Streets. One can walk down from Market Street to access campus.
  • A metered cab costs about $5 including tip and the ride takes about 5 minutes.
  • The SEPTA No. 30 bus runs from the 30th Street Station to campus. The fare is $2 and exact change is required. You board this bus at the corner of Market and 30th Streets, near the newsstand. The ride takes about 8 minutes. Ask the driver to let you off at Osler Circle, just past Children’s Hospital. Walk up Osler Circle; Clinical Research Building (CRB) will be on your right. It’s the building with the large PENN shield at its roofline.
  • SEPTA’s railroad lines stop at the University City Station (South Street and Convention Avenue). Follow directions from South Street Parking to reach the Biomedical Research Building II/III (BRB).

SEPTA (www.septa.org)

From 30th St Station, one may take the Regional Rail lines, the distance of one stop, to the University City Station located at South Street and Convention Avenue (behind the Penn Tower Hotel).

Subway/Surface Rail Lines (Green)

A subway/surface trolley car may be boarded at 30th Street Station. Choose the #11, #13, #34 or the #36. Trolleys leave approximately every 5 minutes. The fare is $2.00 and the ride takes about 5 minutes to the 36th & Sansom Streets stop, or 7 minutes to the 37th & Spruce Streets stop.

Note: A savings of 35% per ride, may be obtained through the purchase and use of tokens.

Market/Frankford Rail Line (Blue)

The Market/Frankford Elevated Train line runs along Market Street. Stops for PENN are 30th and Market, 34th & Market and at 40th & Market Streets. The fare is $2.

Note: A savings of 35% per ride, may be obtained through the purchase and use of tokens.

LUCY (Loop through University City) Green and Gold Loops

The LUCY runs Monday through Friday, except major holidays, between 6:00 to 9:00 am AND between 4:00 to 6:30 pm. every 10-15 minutes. The fare is $2 (exact change is required). Both loops stop on Curie Boulevard. Green lets you off in front of BRB (Biomedical Research Building) and Gold lets you off across the small street, in front of Stellar-Chance Laboratory building.

To access Biomedical Research Building II/III (BRB II/III) using LUCY:

If taking the Green Loop, ask the driver to let you off on Curie Boulevard. Get off the bus. The stairs immediately in front of you will take you right into BRB II/II. Stellar-Chance Laboratory building will be behind you.

If taking the Gold Loop, ask the driver to let you off on Curie Boulevard. As you get off the bus you will see Stellar-Chance Laboratory building in front of you. Cross Curie Boulevard and walk up the flight of stairs in front of you – this will take you right into BRB.

SEPTA schedules are available at www.septa.com or www.septa.org.