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Philadelphia is 100 miles south of New York, 133 miles north of Washington, D.C., and 55 miles from Atlantic City.
Great place to people watch, grab a cup of joe, buy your sweetie some posies or drink in the grandeur, architecture & art pieces. Don’t forget to check out the outside plaza, The Patio.
While it's known for being a central transit hub, the station also doubles as a great food eatery with wonderful architecture.
Free wifi throughout the whole station
Step outside the nation's third-busiest train station and enjoy your coffee, along with great views of the city, on The Porch. 30th Street Station's outdoor area offers seating and seasonal events.
Buy online and skip the line by picking up your ticket at the automatic ticket machines.
Don't forget that the first car in a train of three cars or more is the "quiet car."
Use isepta.org to check regional rail times from your iPhone, blackberry, or laptop. It was developed by local guys too!
If you're traveling to NJ/NYC, skip buying a ticket at the SEPTA Sales Office and head straight for the NJT Ticketing Machine. You can select a combined SEPTA/NJT ticket there.
One of the most distinct architectural landmarks in the city, it opened in 1933 with a number of innovative features: pneumatic tube system, an intercom and even roof space to land a small plane.
You can take regional rail from 30th to market east. and they rarely make you buy a ticket for that ride.
Don't be late
Amtrak tickets give you a free ride on SEPTA from 30th St. to both Suburban Station and Market East Station, both in Center City. Very convenient for visiting the Comcast Center
Bolt Bus stops here. Fast/cheap/comfortable way to NYC.
Check out Bridgewater's Pub while you wait for your train. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Mind The Gap.
Get a cab from 29th street exit
If you're stuck with a late train, get a drink at Sainte, Irish pub just outside the station near a bridge painted with Drexel.
Fried chicken + mac n cheese from delilahs... Nuff said
Leave yourself time to admire the gorgeous details of this station. The clocks, signage, windows, pillars and more inspire a sense that you have traveled back in time.
Don't forget to enjoy the beauty of one of the prettiest train stations on the East coast!
Go to the center of the main hall and rock the smooth floor surface with some wild head spin dance moves. Be sure to leave a hat aside for tips.
There's a Taco Bell tucked away on the north side of the station. Come on...you know you want a taco for your ride.
Free wifi for those brave enough to take out their laptop.
Check for TP before settling on a stall in the women's bathroom. You only make that mistake once.
Amtrak ticket stubs are good for free SEPTA regional rail rides in the Center City zone -- Temple, Market East, Suburban, and University City stations.
Late at night, you can sometimes get an extra donut from D&D for free cause they're trying to get rid of them (or you're a girl).
Serving Amtrak, NJT's AC Line, and SEPTA Regional Rail, this gorgeous hub is always busy. Nearby access to local universities and Center City West make this station a popular choice.
So much better than New York Penn Station, which is hell on earth.
Look for AEDs in the station -help raise awareness about heart disease- you could win prizes- MyHeartMap.org
Need to charge that mobile device? Lots of power outlets around the perimeter or the station.
Philadelphia's 30th Street station is the 3rd busiest Amtrak station in the system. Last year, there were 3,787,331 Amtrak passengers!
Grilled Chicken T.B.M. At Cosi is great way to warm up on a cold day or evening.
Dont be lazy and sit down on the benches near the line and think youre in line because youre not. So please, dont expect to butt.
Pretzel dogs from Auntie Anne's are a tasty treat! Get one!
Feed the police dogs bacon and they'll tell you who's a criminal and who's not.
Nothing like a train ride to ease your trouble mind! Relax, sit back, and let the view take you to wherever!
Try to use ticket machines and avoid the rude SEPTA ticket window "customer service" reps.
Most NE Regional and Acela Trains board Stairway 5 SB and 3 NB. Keystones are often on 7 or 9, and NJ Transit's AC Line is often on Stairway 2. SEPTA Regional Rail trains are behind Stairway 9.
Use the Ao Bon Pann WiFi. Much better signal then the station's.
Cosi has calorie postings on its menu.
It's better to ride the keystone to NY than Harrisburg
Good luck with Septa cuz you never know, but they try to get you where you're going.
Don't ride the same train with me. It's typically delayed.
Check in before you come! Lines are long!
New York City
More effort to drive around than necessary.