Within Philadelphia there are three main options for getting around town…
From the partner hotel (Holiday Inn Express Midtown) to Philly Improv Theater is approximately a 15 minute walk, which heads through the heart of the shopping district on Walnut Street, and ends in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.
The following buses stop within 2 blocks of PHIT’s location at the Adrienne Theatre:
9, 12, 17, 21, 31, 32, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 62, 124, and 125. Visitors coming on the Market-Frankford Subway Line (Blue Line) can hop off at the 15th Street station and take a 15 minute walk west to Philly Improv Theater. If you are traveling on the Broad Street Subway (Orange Line) you can hop off at the City Hall station and you’ll have a 15 minute walk to the theatre as well. The following trolley’s stop at 19th Street and 22nd Street, both of which are a 5 minute walk to theater: 10,11,13,34, and 36. Finally, the closest regional rail stop is Suburban Station. (all SEPTA regional rail lines stop at this station). For NJ Transit trains, the closest stop is 30th Street Station. From either station your walk to PHIT is 10-15 minutes.
Closest Market-Frankford (Blue Line) stops are 30th Street and 15th Street.
Closest Broad Street (Orange Line) stops are Walnut/Locust and City Hall.
Closest stops on 10,11,13,34, and 36 trolley lines are 19th Street and 22nd Street.
Closest station on all lines is Suburban Station.
Cabs can be hailed virtually anywhere in Center City Philadelphia, or can be called from the front-desk of any hotel in the city. The cost at flag drop is $2.70, with an additional $0.23 charged for each 1/10 of a mile or 37.6 seconds (yes, really) of waiting time. A cab trip from our partner hotel to the theater would be between 5-10 minutes depending on traffic and cost approximately $6-8. If you are taking a taxi, ask them to drop you at the 2030 Sansom Street (Sansom between 20th & 21st streets). If you are flying into Philadelphia International Airport there is a flat-rate of $28.50 for the trip into Center City. All cabs in the city accept cash and credit cards.
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