From Philadelphia International Airport
Take the R1 train (just follow the signs, there are stops located at each terminal). The cost is $8 on weekdays and $7 on weekends payable in cash on the train. Get off at Jefferson Station. Once you’ve exited the train, exit the platform towards 10th Street. Follow Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 10 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is between 3rd and 2nd Street on the right hand side.
Shuttles are also available from the airport for $10 per person plus tip. You have to go to the ground transportation desk located at each terminal near luggage claim and ask the person behind the desk to call a shuttle for you.
Taxis to the hostel cost $28.50 plus 50 cents for each additional person plus tip. It’s a fixed price and the cost is usually posted on the back of the seat in front of you. Taxis are located outside of each terminal.
From Greyhound Bus Station
Walk on Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 12 to 15 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is a very small street (one of the oldest streets in Philadelphia) between 2nd and 3rd Street, on the right hand side.
You can also take the subway from 11th St, which would be the Market-Frankford (blue) Line eastbound, get off at 2nd St, walk towards 3rd St and turn left on Bank St. The hostel is located at the other end of Bank Street, close to Chestnut Street.
Using Megabus from New York
The Megabus (tickets are only available online at www.megabus.com) is often the cheapest bus between New York (Penn Station) and Philadelphia. Get off at their 6th and Market Street stop, then walk down Market Street towards 2nd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. (In total, this is approximately 5 minutes walking distance).
From Amtrak’s 30th Street Station (including Megabus from cities other than New York)
Take the blue-line subway from the train station. Enter the subway station and follow the signs for Eastbound direction towards Frankford. Exit the train at 2nd Street and walk towards 3rd Street (Bank Street is between 2nd and 3rd Street). Turn left on Bank Street. Our hostel is near the end of the street.
There are many parking lots near the hostel charging anywhere from $17 to $25 per day. However, most will charge you for two days if you park at night and then pick the car up the next morning. So we highly recommend the Ritz parking garage on 2nd Street between Chestnut Street and Walnut Street. They charge $19 for 24 hours of parking no matter when you park your car. It is less than a 2-minute walk from the hostel. For detailed directions on Google Maps click here.
If you’re staying for more than a couple of days and would like to find free parking in Philadelphia, email Tim for help with that at firstname.lastname@example.org