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Carnival Public Transportation and Parking


Avoid traffic, save on parking fees, and help improve air quality by traveling to the Carnival car-free. The Carnival at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing is easily accessible by public transit, bike and foot.

Use to plan your car-free trip to Penn’s Landing. GoPhillyGo makes it easy for Carnival attendees to plan their trip through multimodal methods — combining biking + walking + public transportation within one trip. Now mobile, GoPhillyGo allows you to plan ahead and take your route with you.

By Bus 

There are several bus routes that stop at, and just a few blocks from, the Science Carnival 

• SEPTA Bus Routes 21 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest at the Chestnut Street turnaround. 

• SEPTA Routes 17, 33, & 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. 

• SEPTA Routes 17, 33, & 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. 

• SEPTA Routes 17, 33, & 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. 

• SEPTA Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. 

• SEPTA Route 25 runs along Columbus Boulevard. 

By Rail

Take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Elevated Line (the Blue line) to the Second Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Blue Cross RiverRink and Great Plaza at Penn's Landing will be straight ahead.

Traveling to the Carnival from further away? Take the SEPTA Regional Rail to Center City and transfer to the Market-Frankford Elevated Line at Suburban Station or Jefferson Station.


New Jersey residents, take PATCO to 8th and Market Station and walk or take SEPTA Bus 33 to Penn’s Landing. Or, try NJ Transit bus service.


By Bike

Philadelphia has over 350 miles of on and off road bike paths. Penn’s Landing is located off the Columbus Boulevard, Spruce Street, and Pine Street bike lanes.

Don’t worry about bike parking, GoPhillyGo will host a FREE and secure bike valet at Penn's Landing!

Don’t have a bike? Try Indego bike share! There are two Indego bike share stations located within walking distance to Penn’s Landing: Foglietta Plaza at 3 Dock Street and Welcome Park at 191 S. 2nd Street. Use to check Indego bike and dock availability. 

By Foot

The Chestnut Street, Dock Street, and Spruce Street pedestrian entrances to Penn’s Landing make walking to the Carnival from Center City East very easy. 

Public Parking Lots

  • Penn’s Landing Market Street Parking Lot Columbus Blvd and Market St. 
  • South Street Pedestrian Bridge Parking Lot - Columbus Boulevard at the foot of the South Street Pedestrian Bridge (adjacent to the Mushulu restaurant) 
  • Central Parking - (.5 miles) 325 N Christopher Columbus Blvd. 
  • Parkway Corporation - (.5 miles) 19-25 S. 2nd Street 
  • Philadelphia Parking Authority - (.5 miles) 125 S. 2nd Street 
  • Smart Park - Queen Village (1 mile) 900 S. 2nd Street 
  • The Bourse Garage - (1 mile) 400 Ranstead Street