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how often do the septa trains run ?

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how often do the septa trains run ?

getting into phila. at 10 am. for a 12:00 amtrak departure. taking a septa from market east station to the 30th st station. just wondering if i will have enough time to catch a septa or take a cab.

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1. Re: how often do the septa trains run ?

SEPTA trains run twice an hour, and the trip takes about 22 minutes.The trains stop at Terminals A, B, C&D, and E&F. at roughly 10 and 40 minutes after the hour, depending on which terminal. You buy the ticket on board, cash only. Fare will be no more than $8.00/person. Taxi takes about the same amount of time, cost is about $28.00 + tip.

Here is a link to the SEPTA schedule:

www.septa.org/schedules/rail/pdf/air.pdf

Edited: 30 August 2013, 01:12
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2. Re: how often do the septa trains run ?

Are you coming in by air? I see you are starting at Market East?

If so, the market frankford line runs every few minutes...

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3. Re: how often do the septa trains run ?

I'm confused. Where and how are you arriving? Why are you starting at Market East? If you arrive on a train that stops at Market East, the same train will also stop at 30th Street Station, which is the Amtrak station.

During the day on a weekday, Regional Rail trains between Market East and 30th Street Station are frequent, and two hours is way more than enough time to get there. You also would have the subway option, as Loonbeam said.

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4. Re: how often do the septa trains run ?

For some reason I thought the Airport was the starting point. Maybe I should read the entire message before responding

Ok, my guess is he is coming in by bus. There are several trains each hour that run from Market East to 30th. Check the schedule board at Market East and then decide which is the best option, train, or cab.

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5. Re: how often do the septa trains run ?

im coming in by bus. (martz) the bus station is on n. 10th & filbert, i need to get from there to the amtrak station for a 12: 00 departure.

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6. Re: how often do the septa trains run ?

See reply #4. You can also take the Market-Frankford subway line from either 8th or 11th & Market. You take it westbound (towards 69th Street). Get off at 30th Street, and 30th Street Station is across the street.$2.25 cash fare.7 minute ride. Subways run every 10-15 minutes.

Edited: 30 August 2013, 11:35
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7. Re: how often do the septa trains run ?

Assuming that the bus arrives at 10 and you're out of the station soon afterward, and assuming that it's a weekday, you will have plenty of time to take the train or subway. I see no need for a cab. If you already have your Amtrak ticket, you can ride the Regional Rail trains for free by showing your Amtrak ticket. The Amtrak ticket is not good for the subway fare.

Inside Market East, look for a monitor labeled "Next to 30th Street" or something like that. That will show you the times and track numbers of upcoming trains to 30th Street Station. The ride from Market East to 30th Street is only about 10 minutes.

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8. Re: how often do the septa trains run ?

If your bus gets in on time, I'd just walk, to be honest. In fact, I'd hit Reading Terminal Market for some goodies to eat on the train on the way. It's a straight shot west about 1.5 mi. and would take the average person about 30 minutes.

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