Elkins Park is located five (5) miles south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and is easily
accessible from New York City, Lakewood, and Baltimore.


Elkins Park is centrally and conveniently connected to Philadelphia by a regional rail
line that enables a swift and inexpensive commute. The Southeastern Pennsylvania
Transportation Authority (SEPTA) operates multiple suburban train routes which run
through Elkins Park, making stops at one of two SEPTA stations (Melrose Park & Elkins
Park) located in Elkins Park throughout the day, and often times, at both. With suburban
trains making frequent stops at the two local stations, you can reach Center City in
approximately 20 to 25 minutes.

By suburban train, commuters from the Elkins Park can take convenient rides to:

  • Temple University, The University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University;
  • Pennsylvania Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Wills Eye
    Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, and Temple University
  • The Federal Courthouse, City Hall, the Philadelphia County Court of Common
    Pleas, Bucks County Court of Common Pleas; the Philadelphia County Criminal
    Justice Center;
  • The Franklin Institute, the Museum of American Jewish History, the Philadelphia
    Museum of Art, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the National Constitution

For business and recreational travelers, the SEPTA suburban train network allows
easy, direct commuter train access from Elkins Park to both 30th Street Amtrak Station
(approximately 30 minutes away) as well as to the Philadelphia International Airport
(approximately 50 minutes away). Whether an early morning or late night traveler,
Elkins Park makes travel easy, accessible and convenient.