SEPTA, the region’s transit provider, can get you where you want to go. SEPTA serves Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties with buses, trolleys, rapid transit, and commuter trains (”Regional Rail”). SEPTA can take you from Queen Village to the airport, Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and nearly every metro Philly shopping center, major employer, museum, school, university, park, and historic sites.
SEPTA has five bus routes serving Queen Village. To go to Center City, use buses on 3rd St. or 7th St. (returning on 4th and 8th respectively). You can also use the Columbus Blvd. bus, though service is less frequent and Columbus has poor interface with Center City streets.
To go westward, a bus on Lombard serves University City, returning on South St. At the opposite end of Queen Village, a Washington Ave. bus runs to West Philly and, eastbound, to Pier 70 (Wal-Mart, Home Depot, SuperFresh, etc.) via Columbus Blvd. You can reach Center City via either route by transferring to the Broad St. Subway (BSL).
|3rd Street||Northbound||Route 57|
|4th Street||Southbound||Route 57|
|7th Street||Northbound||Route 47|
|8th Street||Southbound||Route 47|
|Columbus Boulevard||Northbound and Southbound||Route 25|
|Lombard Street||Westbound||Route 40|
|South Street||Eastbound||Route 40|
|Pine Street||Eastbound||Route 12|
|Spruce Street||Westbound||Route 12|
|Washington Avenue||Eastbound and Westbound||Route 64|
These routes intersect with other SEPTA services:
- Routes 47 & 57 cross Walnut St., with buses into Center City West and University City.
- At Market St., many routes intersect, including SEPTA buses, the Market-Frankford Line subway (M-FL), PATCO Hi Speed Line over the Ben Franklin Bridge, and New Jersey Transit (NJT) buses to New Jersey.
- Route 40 connects with the Broad St. Subway (BSL) at the South St. Station, as well as with the R1 train to the Airport at University City Station. Route 64 connects with the BSL at the Ellsworth-Federal Station.
When Buses Run:
All five routes listed above operate daily, but frequency of service varies widely by route, time of day, and day of the week. Route 47 has the most frequent service, and operates all night, every night. You can download schedules for any route at www.septa.org or phone 215-580-7800 for schedule information. Pick up schedules from racks at Market East Station (11th & Market), Suburban Station (16th & JFK Blvd.) or 1234 Market St. (lobby). Schedules are also available at the Free Library’s Independence Branch at 18 South 7th St. (between Market and Chestnut Sts.) and Santore Branch at 932 South 7th St. (at Carpenter St.).