Getting to the PhillyMakerFaire

IMPORTANT!!  PARKING LOCATION HAS CHANGED.  THIS CHANGE ALSO ENABLES SHUTTLE BUSES FROM THE MARKET-FRANKFORD LINE

Pennovation Works is located at the intersection of the 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue.

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There is no attendee parking at Pennovation Works for the Maker Faire.  We have arranged for shuttle buses between the parking garage at 34th and Market St. and the Faire site.  This shuttle bus stop is a half block from the 34th St. subway station.

There will, however, be handicapped parking at Pennovation Works as well as bus, Uber, Lyft, and taxi turnaround.

Event Parking

There will be parking available at the Drexel Parking Garage at 3367 Market Street (Entrance at the corner of 34th and Ludlow Streets), and shuttle bus service between the garage and the event at Pennovation Works. The shuttle bus service will operate continuously throughout the event. There is no general parking at Pennovation Works, so please use the parking garage.

Garage parking will cost $10.

In the unlikely event that the Drexel garage fills, there is another parking garage south on 34th St towards Chestnut St.
As a result of this change, attendees can also take the Market-Frankford Subway line to 34th Street and use the shuttle bus.  The shuttle bus stops at 34th and Ludlow, a half block south of the subway.

Directions to 3367 Market Street Garage

(entrance on Ludlow Street between 33rd and 34th Streets)

From Northeastern Areas:

From I-95 South, take the Vine Street/Center City Exit
Stay left to 676 West (Vine Street Expressway)
Follow 676 West to the I-76 East Exit 1, International Airport
Keep right to continue on Exit 345, follow signs for 30th St/Market St and follow below.

From the West & Montgomery County:

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 326, Valley Forge
Take I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) to Exit 345, follow signs for 30th St/Market St and follow below.

From the North:

Take I-476 (Northeast Extension) South to Exit 20, Mid-County
Continue south on I-476 to Exit 16A, I-76 East
Take I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) to Exit 345, follow signs for 30th St/Market St and follow below.

From the South/Philadelphia International Airport:

Take I-95 North to Exit 13, PA-291 toward I-76 West/Valley Forge (Schuylkill Expressway)
Cross the Penrose Ave. Bridge and turn left at light on 26th Street
Continue for 1.4 miles of 26th Street
Merge onto I-76 West.
Use the left lane to take Exit 346A, South Street (see below).

From New Jersey:

Take I-295 to exit 26 for I-76 West.
Take I-76 West over the Walt Whitman Bridge
Continue on I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway)
Take Exit 346A, South Street (see below)

From Exit 345 for 30th St/Market St:

Turn right onto Arch St
Arch St turns slightly left and becomes N 30th St
Turn right onto John F Kennedy Blvd
Turn right onto Market St
Turn left onto S 34th St
Turn left onto Ludlow St
The garage entrance will be on the left

From Exit 346A for South Street off of I-76:

Turn left onto South St
Continue to follow South St for 0.3 mi
Turn right onto S 33rd St
Turn left onto Ludlow St
The garage entrance will be on the right

 

Public Transportation

SEPTA bus routes 49, 12 and 64 service the site. Find the next SEPTA bus here.

Subway:  Take the Market-Frankford Line to 34th St.  There will be shuttle buses running from 34th St. to the Maker Faire.  The shuttle bus stops at 34th and Ludlow, a half block south of the subway station.

Bike Share

Nearby Indego bike share stations are located at 3499 Civic Center Blvd., 246 S. 40th Street, and 598 S. 43rd Street.

Lodging

AKA University City
The Gables – Bed & Breakfast
Homewood Suites by Hilton University City
The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia – University City Hotel
The Study at University City