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Bus parking in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Motorcoach & Bus Parking Regulations

Everything motorcoach and bus drivers need to know while in Philadelphia.

Motorcoaches and tour buses can only stop for loading and unloading purposes at designated locations specific to Philadelphia’s major attractions. Motorcoaches and buses are prohibited from parking on Philadelphia streets. Instead, operators will find parking at parking facilities.

Bus Parking Facilities in Philadelphia

Callowhill Bus Center

Address: 114 Callowhill St

Located on Callowhill Street between Front and Second Streets, the Callowhill Bus Center offers nearly 40 secured spaces. There is also an air-conditioned waiting area with bathrooms, televisions, sleeping lounges, and vending machines. The daily parking rate includes in and out privileges. Overnight parking is available, but it is an additional charge per bus. Drivers are not permitted to stay in the facility overnight. Any buses parked in the facility overnight will not be able to leave until the following morning. Call (215)-546-1706 for hours and more information.

Autopark at Old City

Address: 125 South 2nd St

Located at 2nd and Sansom Streets, Autopark at Old City has a dozen parking spaces for buses, available on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not available. The facility is nearby top historic attractions such as Independence National Historical Park and the Museum of the American Revolution. It is a short walk away from the shops, restaurants, and hotels found throughout Old City.

Marriott Springhill Suites Philadelphia Airport/Ridley Park

Address: 201 Industrial Highway

There are 10 parking spaces for buses available on a first come, first served basis at Marriott SpringHill Suites. The overnight parking rate includes in and out privileges, overnight accommodations for the driver and vehicle, and a free breakfast. The lot is available 24/7. There is no day rate.

Bus Drop-Off and Pick-up Locations

The Independence Transportation Center is next to the National Constitution Center and offers easy access to Independence National Historical Park. There are 11 spots for loading and unloading and drivers can access via Race Street between 5th and 6th Streets. There are also three adjacent locations on Race Street that can be used for loading and unloading. Motorcoaches have 10 to 15 minutes to load or unload. Callowhill Bus Center is about one mile away.

Attractions within the Historic District with specific pick-up/drop-off locations include:

Museum of the American Revolution
Address: 101 S. 3rd St.
The designated bus unloading and loading zone is in front of the museum in the right-hand lane on S. 3rd Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets.

The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History
Address: 101 South Independence Mall East
Buses may drop passengers off outside the main entrance on the south side of Market Street at the corner of 5th Street.

Christ Church
Address: 20 N. American Street
Buses can load and unload passengers in front of the church on Second Street, between Arch and Market Streets.

Betsy Ross House
Address: 239 Arch St.
Drop off and pick up is allowed on Arch Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets.

Coaches arriving at the museums on and near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway should use the pick-up/drop-off locations detailed below. Either bus parking facility is easily reached from the Parkway area.

The Franklin Institute
Address: 222 N. 20th St.
Buses can pick up or drop off in front of the museum on the west side of 20th Street.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Buses can pick up and drop off passengers at the driveway of the west entrance.

Rodin Museum
Address: 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Buses can drop off and unload passengers in front of the museum on the north side of Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Address: 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Buses can discharge and board passengers on the side of the museum on 19th Street.

The Barnes Foundation
Address: 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
The designated pick up/drop off location is on Pennsylvania Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets.

Other popular attractions with designated pick-up/drop-off zones include:

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Address: 1020 South Street
Drop off and pick up is in front of the museum on the south side of South Street.

Please Touch Museum
Address: 4231 Avenue of the Republic
Passengers can be loaded/unloaded on the west side of the museum on 21st Street.

Mutter Museum
Address: 19 S. 22nd Street
Buses can drop off and pick up passengers in front the museum’s entrance on S. 22nd Street

Penn Museum
Address: 3260 South Street
Buses can pick up and drop off passengers at the Kress entrance, which can be accessed via the driveway on the east side of the museum off Convention Avenue, south of South Street, just past the entrance to Lot 7. This driveway is directly across from the SEPTA University City Regional Rail Station.

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Address: 1101 Arch Street
The Convention Center has entrances on Arch, N. Broad and Market Streets. The preferred pick-up/drop-off location is on N. Broad Street at Cherry Street.

Reading Terminal Market
Address: 51 N. 12th Street
Passenger drop-off/pick-up is easiest at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.