Friends Council on Education is located on the 3rd floor of Friends Center in Philadelphia PA. We are just two blocks from City Hall.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Via SEPTA Subway or Bus
Any SEPTA bus route or subway route to the City Hall stop will place you within walking distance of Friends Center. Visit www.septa.org for more information on routes and times.
Via SEPTA Trains to Suburban Station
Take the SEPTA train to Suburban Station. This is the station between 30th Street and Jefferson. Exit the Station on 15th and JFK Boulevard. Turn left and walk two blocks to Friends Center, which is the red brick building on northwest corner of 15th Street between Race and Cherry Streets.
From Amtrak to 30th Street Station
Take Amtrak trains to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Change trains & take any East bound SEPTA train (Upper level tracks). Exit this train at the next stop, which is Suburban Station. Your Amtrak ticket will provide a free ride to Suburban Station.
From the Philadelphia International Airport
Take the R-1 SEPTA train from the airport to Suburban Station, and follow the directions above for SEPTA trains to Suburban Station.
From PATCO to Jefferson Station
Take PATCO trains (from New Jersey) to 8th & Market Street Station in Philadelphia. Change trains & take any West-bound SEPTA train from Jefferson Station to Suburban Station, the next stop. Exit this train at the next stop, which is Suburban Station.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS From the New Jersey Turnpike exit the New Jersey turnpike at Exit 4. Follow Route 73 North to the merger with Route 90. Take Route 90 across the Betsy Ross Bridge and follow signs to I-95 south to Philadelphia. Then follow the directions below to Friends Center from I-95.
From either 1-95 or I-76 get onto the I-676 Vine Street Expressway I-676 Eastbound exit to the right for Broad Street/Central Philadelphia. At the end of the ramp turn right onto 15th Street heading south. Friends Center is two blocks ahead on the right. Turn left into the parking lot just past Race Street.
I-676 Westbound exit to the right for Broad Street/Central Philadelphia. At the end of the ramp, you will be on 15th Street headed south. Friends Center is two blocks ahead on the right. Turn left into the parking lot just past Race Street.
Discounted parking is available on the east side of 15th Street, between Race & Cherry Street. Take your parking ticket with you, and ask the Friends Center receptionist to stamp it for the validated parking rate of $15.00 for the day (subject to change). There are numerous other options, including two city-owned garages also across the street, one on 15th Street between Cherry and Arch and one on Cherry Street between 15th and 16th Streets.