All ELP programs will be taught through remote (online) instruction through the Fall of 2020. We are excited to offer our engaging courses and opportunities for extracurricular activities online. Learn more here.

Arrival & Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport

The Philadelphia International Airport is located 8.5 mi/13.6 km from the University of Pennsylvania. You may also view the Philadelphia International Airport website ( for more information. 

Students typically either take a taxi or train to get from the airport to Penn's campus.

By Taxi

  • There are taxis available at Philadelphia International Airport. Please follow the directions in the airport to the nearest taxi.
  • A taxi from the airport to the University of Pennsylvania campus will cost $28.50, not including tip (suggested tip is $4-$5). You can pay for taxi services by credit card or cash.
  • The taxi ride will take about 20-25 minutes.

By Train

  • The SEPTA Regional Rail Train (Airport Line) is easily accessible from the five airport terminals.
  • It operates every half hour from 5:30am to 12am (midnight), and tickets can be purchased from the conductor for $8 (cash). Exit the train at the University City Station or 30th Street Station and take a taxi from there to your residence.
  • The train ride will take about 20 minutes. Depending on the distance of your residence or hotel from the SEPTA station, taxi fares will range from $8 to $10.

Visit our Contact page for a map of our location.