Travel with Ease in Center City

Commuting from your Center City apartment couldn’t be easier when you live at the Packard Motor Car Building. Situated on North Broad Street between the Vine Street Expressway and Callowhill Streets, our apartments provide easy access to 30th Street Station and the city’s expansive public transportation options. The Packard Motor Car Building provides commuter-friendly benefits in a vibrant neighborhood a few blocks from Logan Square and Philadelphia City Hall.

30th Street Station

With more than 4 million passengers boarding at or passing through 30th Street Station every day for destinations throughout the entire country, residents at The Packard Motor Car Building can enjoy carefree commutes to work, play, and everything in between. Located just one mile from our Center City apartment community, 30th Street Station is served by SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania’s commuter rail network) NJ Transit, Amtrak’s Northeast and Keystone corridors, and cost-effective bus carriers like BoltBus, Megabus, and Greyhound.

SEPTA’s Regional Rail

Choosing an apartment near 30th Street Station allows you to be easily connected to the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. SEPTA’s regional rail has more than 150 train stations throughout a variety of suburbs, towns, and cities. Regional rail lines can take you as far north as Doylestown or south to Wilmington, DE and West to Media, Norristown, or the Main Line. Want to avoid the bridges and tolls and commute to New Jersey or New York City? Take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ, where you can transfer to NJ Transit. For those who work in Philadelphia, SEPTA’s public transit opportunities also include the Market-Frankford Line, which makes stops outside of West Philadelphia through Center City and to Frankford Transportation Center, located outside Northeast Philadelphia. A vast number of interchange connections are available, and if the trains can’t take you where you want to go, then there’s a bus, trolley or the Broad Street Line subway.

New Jersey Transit

Residents who work in New Jersey can use SEPTA’s regional rail lines to access New Jersey Transit and be whisked across the Delaware River in just a matter of minutes. Using NJ Transit to get to and from work or from leisure trips to popular New Jersey beaches and destinations, is just another benefit of living in one of The Packard’s Center City apartment rentals. Travelers can also take advantage of NJ Transit’s rail line and arrive in New York City without the hassle of highways, traffic, or parking.

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Rail

One of the most popular trains among working professionals in Philadelphia, Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Rail takes its passengers south to Washington, D.C. and north to New York City or Boston, MA in just a few hours. The entire Mid-Atlantic region, including station stops in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia are at your fingertips when your apartment for rent is near 30th Street Station.

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Philadelphia International Airport

The Philadelphia International Airport is located about 15 minutes away from The Packard Motor Car Building, and to get there residents can use SEPTA’s Airport Line out of 30th Street Station, or drive down I-95. Serving Philadelphia, this major airport offers almost 500 daily departures to more than 120 destinations worldwide through 25 airlines, including all major domestic carriers. The airport offers various parking and rental car options as well as public transport and taxi service choices that provide direct service from The Packard Motor Car Building. The City of Philadelphia is currently served by both Uber and Lyft ride sharing operations as well.

Alternative Airport Options

Your decision to choose an apartment in Center City not only provides you convenient access to PHL international airport but also to smaller airports just outside of the City of Brotherly Love that frequently serve rebound passengers. Trenton Mercer Airport is located about 30 minutes away. It is a smaller airport with two runways and serves general aviation passengers traveling on the low-cost Frontier Airlines, which services routes all across the country. Located just about an hour away you’ll find two more airports, Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, PA, and  Atlantic City International Airport, a joint military-civil airport that is served by Spirit Airlines and travels to dozens of the airline’s domestic and international destinations.

The Packard Motor Car Building’s ideal Center City location and proximity to travel options makes it a perfect place to call home. View our floor plans—we have studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. Call a leasing agent at 215-258-4310 and schedule a tour today!

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Contact The Packard Motor Car Building

Contact The Packard Motor Car Building to learn more about our apartment rentals in Center City! Call our leasing office at 215-351-0930 to schedule a personal virtual apartment tour or FaceTime tour.


    317 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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