International House is easily accessible by public transportation. We're a short three-block walk from the 34th street stop on the Market-Frankford line, one block from the 36th street stops on any of the trolley lines, and nearby many bus stops, including the 21 bus, which stops just outside our building on the corner of 37th and Chestnut Streets. For more detailed information and help with planning your use of public transportation to get to IHP, visit the Septa website by clicking here.
From Center City:
Take Walnut Street to 38th and Walnut. Turn right onto 38th Street, and then make another right onto Chestnut Street. The IHP building is one block down Chestnut, on the left.
From West Philadelphia:
Take Lancaster Avenue to 38th Street. Turn right onto 38th Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street. The IHP building is one block down Chestnut, on the left.
From South Philadelphia:
Take Grays Ferry Avenue to South 34th Street, make a right, 34th Street becomes University Avenue. Stay straight to go onto South 38th Street. Turn right onto Chestnut Street. The IHP building is one block down Chestnut, on the left.
From 95 North:
Take the I-95 S exit towards Central Philadelphia. Merge onto Delaware Expressway. Delaware Expressway becomes I-95 S. Take the I-676/US – 30 exit, exit number 17, towards Central Phila./Independence Hall. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Vine Street Expressway. Take the I-76 E exit towards International Airport. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto Arch Street. Arch Street becomes North 30th Street. Turn right onto John F. Kennedy Blvd. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 38th Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street and the IHP building is one block down Chestnut, on the left.
From 95 South:
Take the PA-291 exit, exit number 11, towards I-76 W/Central Philadelphia. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Penrose Avenue. Stay straight to go onto George C. Platt Memorial Bridge. George C. Platt Memorial Bridge become Penrose Avenue. Turn left onto S. 26th Street. S. 26th Street becomes I-76 W. Take the exit, exit number 346B, towards University Avenue/Civic Center. Stay straight on S. 34th Street. Go over the 34th Street bridge and merge onto University Avenue. University Avenue becomes S. 38th Street. Turn right onto Chestnut and the IHP building is one block down Chestnut, on the left.
Plenty of metered street parking is available on Chestnut and Market Streets, as well as throughout University City. Metered parking is $2 per hour, free after 8pm.
Discounted parking for guests of IHP is also available at the Sheraton University City parking garage, located at 3549 Chestnut Street. Bring your parking receipt to our front desk or box office for a validation stamp to receive $2.00 off their regular hourly rates. The garage is open 24-hours.
In addition, there are a number of UPenn parking lots and garages within walking distance; you can find information on their locations, hours, and rates here.
Lightbox Film Center is ADA accessible. Please use the ramp on the east side of International House Philadelphia to enter the building, then use the ramp to enter the Ibrahim Theater through the East Alcove. The first row of seats are ADA accessible. Additionally, closed caption and assisted listening systems available (please note that not all films are provided with closed captioning). Please inquire at the Front Desk.