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If you’re planning a visit to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, you may find our maps and directions helpful. For a map of the campus, please click here. For point-to-point driving directions, please use the Children’s Hospital Google Maps Utility.

Conveniently close to I-76 and the I-95 corridor, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the CHOP Research Institute are easily accessible from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, as well as counties in the Philadelphia region.

The Philadelphia airport is approximately 20 minutes from Children’s Hospital. The SEPTA R1 line runs between the airport and University Station, which is convenient to the Main Hospital and the Abramson Research Center, and the main Philadelphia Amtrak station at 30th St., which is convenient to the Market St. buildings.

Driving to Children’s Hospital Research Institute

To the Main Hospital/Abramson Research Center
From the North
Take I-95 South toward Philadelphia. Take the I-676/US 30/Callowhill St. exit (number 22) toward Central Phila/Independence Hall. Merge onto the Vine Street Expressway (I-676) and follow signs for I-76 E toward the Philadelphia International Airport. From I-76E, take the South Street exit (exit 346A), a left-hand exit, and turn right onto South St. at the end of the ramp. South St. will become Spruce Street. At the second light, turn left onto 34th St., which turns into Civic Center Blvd.
The main Hospital building sits on the right. Continue two lights, taking a right onto Osler Circle. The Abramson Building is the first building on the left.
From the South
Take I-95 North. Take the PA-291 exit (Number 10) toward Bartram Ave./Cargo City, following the signs for I-76 W. Merge onto Industrial Highway, which becomes PA-291E. PA-291E will later become 1-76 W. Take the South Street exit (number 346A) on the left and turn left onto South St. South St. will become Spruce St. At the second light, turn left onto 34th St., which turns into Civic Center Blvd.
The main Hospital building sits on the right. Continue two lights, taking a right onto Osler Circle. The Abramson Building is the first building on the left.
From the Western Suburbs (Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery counties)
Take I-76E until you reach the South Street exit (number 346A) on the left. Turn right onto South St. South St. will become Spruce St. At the second right, turn left onto 34th St., which turns into Civic Center Blvd.
The main Hospital building sits on the right. Continue two lights, taking a right onto Osler Circle. The Abramson Building is the first building on the left.
To the Market Street Facilities
From the North
Take I-95 South toward Central Philadelphia. Take the I-676/US 30/Callohill St. exit (number 22) toward Central Phila/Independence Hall. Merge onto the Vine Street Expressway (I-676) and follow signs for I-76 E toward the Philadelphia International Airport.
Take the 30th St. Station/Market St. exit, the first exit after leaving I-676 and before joining I-76 E. Follow traffic to the right around 30th Street Amtrak Station. Turn right onto Market Street. After crossing 34th Street, buildings 3440 and 3550 will be on your left, and 3535 will be on the right (at the corner of Market and 36th streets).
From the South
Take I-95 North. Take the PA-291 exit (Number 10) toward Bartram Ave./Cargo City. Merge onto Industrial Highway, which becomes PA-291E. PA-291E will later become 1-76W. Take the 30th St. Station/Market St. exit. Follow traffic to the right around 30th Street Amtrak Station. Turn right onto Market Street. After crossing 34th Street, buildings 3440 and 3550 will be on your left, and 3535 will be on the right (at the corner of Market and 36th streets).
From the Western Suburbs (Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery counties)
From I-76E, take the US-30/Girard Ave. exit (number 342) toward US-13/Philadelphia Zoo. Turn left onto W. Girard Ave. Make a slight right onto US-13, which will become N. 34th Street. Turn right onto Market St.
Getting Around the Children’s Hospital Campus
All research facilities and research-related administrative offices are within easy walking distance of each other and of other facilities of the Children’s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania campus. General driving and walking directions for getting around the campus are provided below.
To the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center:
The Abramson Building sits on Osler Circle across from the Richard D. Wood Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center and the Children’s Seashore House. The Wood Center is accessible from the Main Hospital Building.
Access to the Abramson Research Center
Guests to the Abramson Research Center are required to sign in and be met by their host. To simplify this process, your Children’s Hospital host should pre-register you by completing a Visitor Access Form.
To Market Street Facilities from the Abramson Building, Main Hospital Building:
Travel north (toward the Penn campus) on Civic Center Blvd. from the Abramson Building or Main Hospital Building. Civic Center Blvd. spits into 33rd St. and 34th St.
Walking
If walking, continue on 34th St., crossing over Spruce, Chestnut and Walnut streets and turning left onto Market St. The Hospital’s Market Street facilities are approximately one block up (close to 36th St.)
Driving
If driving, continue on 33rd St. and turn left onto Market St. The Hospital’s Market Street facilities are located approximately two blocks away.
Alternatively, you may drive south from the Main Hospital and Abramson buildings and turn right onto University Ave. Continue straight on University Ave. and turn right onto Market Street (approx. 4 traffic lights). The Hospital’s Market Street facilities are located approximately one block away.

Parking

Parking for visitors to the Abramson Research Center or other sites on the main campus is available in the Wood Center garage. To access this garage, travel south (away from the Penn campus) on 34th St. past the main Hospital building. Make a right onto Osler Circle at the second light and proceed to the security booth. A ramp entrance to the underground Wood Center garage is on your right. The garage is open 24 hours a day. Elevators and stairs connect the garage to the Wood Center, which sits directly across from the Abramson Research Center.

The following is a list of additional parking areas for Children’s Hospital visitors, as well as daily parking options and rates:

List of parking areas and associated costs
Owner Location Daily Parking Rate
Penn Lot #34 34th and Chestnut Sts. $10.00
Penn Lot #8 34th and Spruce Sts. $20.00
Penn Tower 34th and Convention $15.00
Parkway Corp. Inn at Penn – 36th and Walnut Sts. $15.00
Parkway Corp. 39th and Market Sts. $10.00
Sheraton Hotel 36th and Chestnut Sts. $15.00
Penn Lot #30 38th and Walnut Sts. $20.00
Penn Lot #40 40th and Walnut Sts. $20.00

Bike parking is available for users who supply their own locks. Bicycle racks are located outside of the Main Building, Wood Center and Abramson Center entrances. Bike parking is also available at no charge at the Health Center Garage on Curie Ave.