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Old 04-17-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Paris, France
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Hi ! I'm moving in Philadelphia this May .
I'll be working in NYC .

Is it difficult to find a parking spot near 30th Street Station in order to commute every day ?

Is there a waiting list ?
What would be the average monthly fee ?
Is there a monthly / yearly pass to reserve a parking spot ?

All tips or pieces of advice would greatly appreciated !
Thanks for your contributions !
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Don't park in the lot connected to the station - they charge like $25/day. Is there some way you could take a commuter rail or bus to the station? Would save you a lot of money.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I agree with JerzBoy. 30th street Sta. is served by all the regional commuter rail lines as well as the subway and of course busses. Monthly parking in the area will be about $225.

This website shows garages in the area with rates. The intersection for 30th Street station is 30th and Chestnut. Philadelphia Parking Garage Rates - Compare Daily/Monthly Prices Lots
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Default I know a place where you can park for cheap!

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Originally Posted by soldeace View Post
Hi ! I'm moving in Philadelphia this May .
I'll be working in NYC .

Is it difficult to find a parking spot near 30th Street Station in order to commute every day ?

Is there a waiting list ?
What would be the average monthly fee ?
Is there a monthly / yearly pass to reserve a parking spot ?

All tips or pieces of advice would greatly appreciated !
Thanks for your contributions !
15th and Vine by the Hospital!

$5.00 per day.

I know it sounds unbelievable!
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:13 AM
 
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Wow! What a deal! I need 4 day parking this weekend. What hospital is at 15th & Vine?
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:49 AM
 
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Hahnamann.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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15th and Vine by the Hospital!

$5.00 per day.

I know it sounds unbelievable!
Isn't the $5 parking for "off peak" hours? After 5PM and weekend?
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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How does parking at 15th & Vine help the OP, who is obviously taking Amtrak from 30th Street Station to NYC?

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15th and Vine by the Hospital!

$5.00 per day.

I know it sounds unbelievable!
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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Isn't the $5 parking for "off peak" hours? After 5PM and weekend?
Yes.

Philadelphia Parking Authority - Garages
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Hi ! I'm moving in Philadelphia this May .
I'll be working in NYC .

Is it difficult to find a parking spot near 30th Street Station in order to commute every day ?

Is there a waiting list ?
What would be the average monthly fee ?
Is there a monthly / yearly pass to reserve a parking spot ?

All tips or pieces of advice would greatly appreciated !
Thanks for your contributions !
You've already received good advice about parking. Let me divert the discussion a bit and ask if the two-city arrangement is absolutely necessary. If it's because of family, or your spouse/partner will be very close to their place of work and you decided against a mid-point location, that's fine. But consider the extraordinary cost (gas, parking, train, possible NYC transit) and, more important, how much this commute will wear you down. You're talking at least 2 hours door-to-door each way. That's like a half-time job, time-wise, with no compensation. Plus (and I'm not sure of this), I think Philly and NYC don't have wage tax reciprocity.
Like I said, if the scenario you propose is family or spouse-related, you have to live with it. But if you were looking at Philly as a lower-cost version of New York, there have got to be alternative locations. And yes, I know lots of people do this commute, but I'd bet good $ that after doing it for a while ("while" being subjective), they'd admit it's a grind.
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