Smart Commuting: Tips for Using Philadelphia Public Transportation

Reinhold Residential’s apartment properties in Philadelphia offer practical commuting opportunities and convenient access to the plethora of public transportation options. Whether you’re commuting to work in Center City, meeting up with friends for happy hour in Old City, exploring popular historic landmarks, or heading to South Philadelphia to catch a game, our apartment communities are close to many of Philadelphia’s SEPTA bus and subway lines that reach every corner of the city. Many SEPTA stops along the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines are located just blocks away from our Center City apartments and Old City Rentals.

SEPTA’s Regional Rail

Philadelphia’s Regional Rail commuter rail network can be accessed at Center City’s 30th Street Station or Suburban Station. Travelers can conveniently get around within the city’s limits, or branch out to Philadelphia’s suburbs, Wilmington, DE or transfer to NJ Transit.

Commuters that need to travel further distances have the option of taking an Amtrak train from 30th Street Station to more than 500 destinations, including New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C., or the PATCO line, which makes over 10 stops between Center City and Lindenwold, New Jersey.

7 Tips to Smarter Philadelphia Commuting

With plenty of stops and stations throughout the city and within walking distance of our apartment rentals, residents can enjoy reliable methods of public transportation. Follow these helpful public transportation and Philadelphia travel tips to make your commute smarter, easier, and a lot more pleasant.

1. Plan ahead

Check SEPTA’s schedules in advance, so you aren’t forced to wait longer than necessary and review the connecting transit services that extend your destination reach.

2. Be prepared

Purchase SEPTA passes, Key Cards, or have cash ready. SEPTA now offers paperless tickets.

3. Be considerate of others

Do not put your purse, backpack, or shopping bag down on the seat next to you. Keep them in your lap, under your arm, or between your feet. This ensures safety for your personal belongings and doesn’t take up a seat someone else might need.

4. Look around you after every stop

If you see someone who could use your seat more than you (they’re sick, elderly, holding many bags), offer yours if you can. Slide over to the window seat when the bus or train is full, and if someone needs a hand getting up or out of the row, help them in the best way you can.

5. Respect others

If you are in the company of people you know and are going to talk to, do so as quietly as possible. If you have to make a phone call, keep it brief and as quiet as you can. Other commuters don’t need to hear your cell phone conversations.

6. Sanitize

It’s usually recommended to avoid the common cold by washing your hands, but when that’s not an option, it’s a good idea to keep hand sanitizer with you and use it after you get off your commute.

7. Make the most of your time

Life can be stressful if you don’t take a few minutes to yourself every day. Use your commuting time to meditate, disconnect from social media, read a book, or listen to music.

If you are searching for an apartment to rent in Philadelphia that is close to public transportation and the excitement of Center City, contact Reinhold Residential to schedule a tour of one of our many luxury rental properties.

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