Transportation in Philadelphia

Car rentals

An international driver’s license is required in order to rent a car in the United States. You must obtain an international driver’s license prior to leaving your home country.

Rental Car Companies at Local Airports

Airport Distance from CHOP

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

8.5 mi/ 14 km

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

107 mi/ 172 km

JFK International Airport (JFK)

113 mi/ 182 km

Reagan National Airport

139 mi/ 224 km

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

158 mi/ 254 km

 

Rental Car Companies in Philadelphia

Company Address Phone Number
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 15 S 36th St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-387-3283
  36 S 19th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-751-1460
  123 S 12th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-625-6970
Hertz Rental Car 1201 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-222-7535
  2955 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-825-7696
Avis Rent-A-Car 2951 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-825-7696
  2955 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19132 215-764-5952

Hired Cars

Company Address Phone Number
Philadelphia Limousine 1415 Melon St. Philadelphia, PA 19130 215-485-7265
Trophy Limousine Service 1500 Market St. 12th Floor, East Tower Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-609-4400
Philadelphia Limo 808 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-995-4044

Public transportation

The list below contains the various methods of public transportation that can get you to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. These services can be useful in exploring the city of Philadelphia or for weekend or day-trip travel. Please review the websites or call the contact number to determine routes and schedules.

AMTRAK: Northeast corridor AMTRAK trains stop at 30th Street Station. See SEPTA Regional Rail Lines or SEPTA City Trains and Trolleys for information on traveling to the Hospital from 30th Street Station. Taxi service also is available at 30th Street Station.

For more information about routes and schedules, please call 215-824-1600.

GREYHOUND Bus Lines: From the Greyhound Bus Station at 10th and Filbert streets, walk to the Market East Station at 11th and Market streets. From there, take the R1 Airport, R2 Marcus Hook-Wilmington, or R3 Media-Elwyn Regional Rail line to the University City Station. A taxi ride from the Greyhound Bus station costs about $12.

For more information about routes and schedules, please call 1-800-231-2222.

New Jersey PATCO trains: Take the PATCO line to 8th and Market streets. Follow the underground concourse to the SEPTA Market East station. From there, the R1 Airport, R2 Marcus Hook-Wilmington, and R3 Media-Elwyn Regional Rail lines provide direct service to the University City Station. Or you may transfer from PATCO at 8th and Market streets to the SEPTA Market/Frankford Blue Line (the elevated train/subway). Take the westbound train to 34th and Market streets. A 10-minute walk south on 34th Street takes you to the Hospital.

For more information about routes and schedules, please call 215-922-4600.

SEPTA Regional Rail lines: The R1 Airport, R2 Marcus Hook-Wilmington, R3 Media-Elwyn and most Glenside-Jenkintown, R2 Warminster and R3 West Trenton trains provide direct service to the University City Station. From other Regional Rail lines, transfer free to the R1, R2, or R3 at 30th Street or Market East stations. Your train ticket is your transfer.

For more information about routes and schedules, please call 215-580-7800.

SEPTA city trains and trolleys: The SEPTA Market/Frankford Blue Line (the elevated train/subway) stops at 34th and Market Streets A 10-minute walk south on 34th Street or a 5-minute ride on the LUCY Shuttle takes you to the Hospital. All SEPTA Subway/Surface Green Line trolleys, except for the 10 trolley, stop underground at University Station (37th and Spruce) and Sansom Street station (36th and Sansom).

For more information about routes and schedules, please call 215-580-7800.

Taxi Service

Company Phone Number
Capital Dispatch 215-235-2200
City Cab Company 215-492-6600
Freedom Taxi 215-222-9999
Liberty Cab 215-389-8000
Olde City Taxi 215-247-7678
Quaker City Cab 215-724-8950
Yellow Cab 267-672-7391

Contact Us

Reach an International Care Coordinator at:

001-267-426-6298