BBX to Center City Travel Information

Cheapest Way Train — $1
Fastest Way Train — 25min
Eco-Friendly Way Public Transit — 3 lb CO2
Available Modes 2 modes — public transit, train and by car
Distance 14 miles
Travel Companies SEPTA
Public Transit
$1 · 25min · 3 lb of CO2
Ambler to 11th
+2 more options

Public Transit from BBX airport

It's very common to take public transportation from BBX to Center City. 4 public transportation providers, including SEPTA, SEPTA, can help take you to your destination.

Starting at BBX, you can hop on at Ambler and ride all the way to 11th, North Broad.

$2 · 21min · 4 lb of CO2
BBX to Center City

Drive from BBX airport

It's 15 miles between BBX to Center City. On a typical day, it might take between 21min and 22min from BBX to Center City under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 23min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Center City by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $2.

What is the best way to travel from BBX to Center City?

The are 3 different ways across 2 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from BBX to Center City. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the train out of Ambler towards North Broad, as it is the cheapest to Center City. It's common to find tickets for as low as $1. SEPTA operates from BBX to Center City, so you book your trip with them! Train from BBX to Center City, it will get you there soon enough!

When to book trip from BBX to Center City?

SEPTA offers limited service between Center City and BBX.We recommend booking the trip to Center City about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from BBX the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Center City. There is usually no need to book these sort of trips from BBX to Center City in advance. Rideshares should be available on demand all hours of the day. Public transportation prices do not fluctuate like flights. Instead, they're either flat rate or priced by distance traveled. If possible, you can book your tickets via an app or alternatively at the station upon arrival. Since public transportation is available, you might be able to take this mode instead. This should help remediate any issues related to traffic and will be cheaper. Shuttle service may be available as well. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

What's the cheapest way from BBX to Center City?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from BBX to Center City is by train. The train costs $1 roughly and will take 29 minutes.

Does the SEPTA pick up at the airport?

Yes or SEPTA picks up at the airport. SEPTA will take you to the 11th stop in Center City. The train takes 40 minutes and costs roughly $4. You can take the train from the BBX Philadelphia airport to the 11th.

How much does it cost to take the train from BBX to Center City?

The train costs about $4 between BBX and Center City. In total, the Lansdale/Doylestown Line, Broad Street Line and/or Market-Frankford Line will take roughly 40 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at Ambler, which is 3 miles from BBX. Further, once you arrive at 11th or 13th or you will still have 1 miles to Center City.

How long does it take from BBX to Center City by car?

The total distance between BBX and Center City is 15 miles and will take you about 21 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $2.

Travel companies on this route

Public Transit
SEPTA SEPTA from BBX to Center City
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