Directions & General Info

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Arch Street Methodist Church
55 N Broad St  Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Friends Center
1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

Directions from the Arch Street Methodist Church to the Friends Center

Getting There

By Plane

SEPTA’s R1 Line directly links the airport to downtown. Follow this link to the SEPTA Regional Rail Airport Line Timetables:
To Center City Philadelphia/Weekday Schedule: http://www.septa.org/schedules/rail/w/AIR_1.html
To Philadelphia International Airport/Weekday Schedule: http://www.septa.org/schedules/rail/w/AIR_0.html
From Suburban Station, take the East Side Exit onto 16th Street. Turn left and go NORTH for two blocks (crossing Arch Street) to Cherry Street and turn RIGHT. 1501 Cherry Street is at the corner of 15th & Cherry Streets.

By Bus

The Greyhound Bus Terminal is located at 10th and Filbert Streets. Greyhound is offering reduced fares from New York City to Philadelphia if you book at least three days in advance. CLICK HERE to check fares from New York City to Philadelphia. Or visit Greyhound’s Deals and Discounts page to see current offers.
Two additional bus lines provide service to Philadelphia from nearby East Coast cities. Megabus and BoltBus both offer spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and affordable fares. Megabus offers daily service between Philadelphia and Washington, DC with a significant number of seats for only $1 or $5. Meanwhile, BoltBus offers an incredibly affordable option with its $1 “Bolt for a Buck” fares.
Megabus, 1-877-GO2-MEGA
BoltBus, 1-877-BOLTBUS
Greyhound Lines, (215) 931-4075
SEPTA, (215) 580-7800
NJ Transit, (800) 772-2222

By Train

Philadelphia is served by Amtrak, which operates rail service along the Northeast Corridor stretching from Boston to Washington, and other major cities in the United States and Canada. Amtrak’s 30th Street Station is minutes from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Center City hotels.
Take Amtrak trains to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Change trains & take any East bound SEPTA train (Upper level tracks). Exit this train at the next stop, which is Suburban Station. Your Amtrak ticket will provide a free ride to Suburban Station.
From Suburban Station, take the East Side Exit onto 16th Street. Turn left and go NORTH for two blocks (crossing Arch Street) to Cherry Street and turn RIGHT. 1501 Cherry Street is at the corner of 15th & Cherry Streets.
Amtrak, (800) USA-RAIL
SEPTA, (215) 580-7800
PATCO, (856) 772-6900
NJ Transit, (800) 772-2222

By Car

From the New Jersey Turnpike exit the New Jersey turnpike at Exit 4. Follow Route 73 North to the merger with Route 90. Take Route 90 across the Betsy Ross Bridge and follow signs to I-95 south to Philadelphia. Then follow the directions below to Friends Center from I-95.

From either 1-95 or I-76 get onto the I-676 Vine Street Expressway

I-676 Eastbound exit to the right for Broad Street/Central Philadelphia. At the end of the ramp turn right onto 15th Street heading south. Friends Center is two blocks ahead on the right. Turn left into the parking lot just past Race Street.

I-676 Westbound exit to the right for Broad Street/Central Philadelphia. At the end of the ramp, you will be on 15th Street headed south. Friends Center is two blocks ahead on the right. Turn left into the parking lot just past Race Street.

Parking Information

Discounted parking is available on the east side of 15th Street, between Race & Cherry Street. Take your parking ticket with you, and ask the Friends Center receptionist to stamp it for the validated parking rate of $10.00 for the day.

Parking Lots and Garages
You can find everything you need about parking in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s official website., Find a parking lot or garage near your destination (an attraction, hotel or neighborhood. You can type in a specific address or choose from a list of popular attractions. Then you can compare nearby garages by their hours and rates.

Meters and Smart Cards
Additionally, Philadelphia has over 7,000 metered and non-metered timed spaces in Center City. There are several thousand additional spaces throughout the city. Meter rates vary per hour depending upon whether the meter is in a central location. Meter times vary from 1 – 4 hours.

Please pay attention to the posted meter and regulation signs. The red signs will tell you when you can’t park, the green signs will tell you when and how long you can park.

For more information about parking, visit our Parking in Philadelphia page or the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website.

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