Visitor Information

Visitor Information

How to Get Here

2 hours from New York
2
3 hours from Washington DC
3
10 minutes off of I-95 highway
10
30 minute drive from Philadelphia International Airport
30

Public Transportation

Bus:
Bus and trolley routes near hospital:
9, 12, 17, 21, 23, 27, 32, 33, 38, 42, 44, 47, 48, 61, 76, 90, and C

Phlash
Purple bus on convenient loop to tour Philadelphia


Subway:

Subway routes near hospital:
10, 11, 13, 34, 36

Subway lines near hospital:
Broad Street Subway and Market-Frankford elevated line


Trains:
The Jefferson Station, which serves the SEPTA regional rail lines, is located under the Gallery Shopping Center on Market Street between 11th and 12th Streets.

SEPTA
(215)580-7800

PATCO High Speed Line
From southern New Jersey has a station at 9th and Locust Street, near the entrance to Wills

New Jersey Transit
New Jersey: (800)582-5946 | Philadelphia: (215)569-3752

AMTRAK
Stops at 30th street station (30th & Market Sts.)

Driving

Directions:
Directions from the Schuykill Expressway:
Coming East on the Schuykill Expwy. Get in the left lane approaching Center City Phila. Exit onto Vine Street. Get in the right lane and exit at 8th Street. Follow 8th Street to Walnut Street, make a right onto Walnut Street, and make a left into the parking lot.

 

Directions from Wills Eye to the Schuykill Expressway:
Go West on Walnut Street to 11th Street, make a right. Go to Vine Street. Make a left. Go about 4 or 5 blocks and you will see the green signs for 76.

 

From the PA Turnpike:
Exit at Valley Forge. Take Route 76 East to I-676 East exit at 8th street follow to Walnut Street, make a right.

 

I-95 South from Bucks County:
Exit at Callowhill Street. Make a right. Follow to 8th Street. Make a left. Follow to Walnut Street. Make a right.

 

I-95 North from Wilmington:
Exit Center City Phila. via Market Street. Follow to 8th Street. Make a left. Follow to Walnut Street. Make a right.

 

New Jersey Shore Points:
Atlantic City Expressway North to Route 42 North. Follow to Ben Franklin Bridge. Follow signs for 8th Street South. Make a left. Follow to Walnut Street. Make a right.

 

 

Directions from Shields & Shields / Ocular Oncology to I-95:
North:
Exit garage onto 9th street follow to Race Street. Make a right. Continue on Race Street to right past 2nd street (Elvis statue is on the corner.) The ramp for I-95 N. is on the left side.

South:
Exit garage onto 9th Street. Follow to Market Street. Make a right. Continue on Market Street to dead end. Follow ramp to I95 S.

 

 

Directions to Ben Franklin Bridge:
Exit garage on 9th Street follow to Race Street. Make a right and stay towards the left. Follow Race Street right onto the bridge.

 

 

Parking:
Parking is available at Wills Eye Hospital. Get your parking card stamped in our office for a discount rate of 15%. The discounted rate is provided by Shields & Shields. The parking entrance is on Walnut Street between 8th & 9th St. Other nearby parking lots are available.

 

 

Traffic:
For information on local traffic please visit Traffic.com.

Flight Information

Flight Assistance: Free or Discounted Flights
Children’s Flight of Hope
Free air transportation to and from medical treatment for seriously ill and injured children.
Main: (919)466-8593 | Mission Request: (919)460-4334

Corporate Angel Network (CAN, Inc)
Cancer patients fly free in the empty seats on corporate jets.
(914) 328-1313

Mercy Med Airlift
1-888-675-1405

National Patient Travel Center
1-800-296-1217

PALS: Patient Airlift Services
Free air transportation for patients in need of medical diagnosis or treatment
(631)694-7257

Wings: Flights of Hope
Flights for all medical patients and troops.
1-866-61-94647


Airport:
Philadelphia International Airport
PHL is 30 minutes from Wills Eye Hospital.

Shuttles, Taxis, Limousines

Philadelphia Taxicab Service
(215)535-6700


Phl Taxi Company
(215)222-5555


Mainline Taxi & Limousine Service
Taxi: (610)272-1000 Town Car: (610)272-5544


Dave’s Airport Shuttle & Limousine Service
(800)255-2378 or (215)288-1000


Lady Liberty Shuttle
(215)724-8888


Freedom Taxi
(215)222-9999

Accomodations

Patients may stay at any hotel of their choice. However, patients having radioactive plaque treatment surgery are required to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn after their plaque is implanted. All reservations for your stay will be made by our office; we ask that the patient does not contact The Hilton Garden Inn directly. Once the radioactive plaque is implanted into the patient’s eye, they will be transferred to The Hilton Garden Inn by a shuttle provided by the Hilton Garden Inn. Patients must go on the shuttle. Family members can go on the shuttle with the patient. Patients are then required to stay in their room at the Hilton Garden Inn. The patient will be brought back to the Surgery Center the day the plaque is to be removed by shuttle. All patients MUST have a responsible adult accompany them throughout their surgical stay. If they do not, we must cancel their surgery.


For patients having radioactive plaque treatment surgery, the Hilton Garden Inn has made special arrangements consisting of:


Cost is $139.00 per night and is per room, not per person. Plus $36 per night for parking.
139
A Junior Suite which includes 2 double beds/pull out sofa, small refrigerator, and microwave.
2
Breakfast for 2 guest in the dining facility. Lunch and dinner are at the responsibility of the patient and family members.
2
This procedure may consist of a 5 day stay. Surgeries are normally on Thursdays.
5

Hotels

Identify yourself as a Wills Eye Hospital patient and
you will likely get a discount at these hotels.

The Franklin Residences
834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 629-9692

Hampton Inn
1301 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 665-9100

Holiday Inn Express – Penns Landing
100 North Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 627-7900

Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 893-1234

Hilton Philadelphia Penn’s Landing
201 South Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
(215)521-6500

Omni Hotel at Independence Park
401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 925-0000 or 1-800-THE-OMNI

The Rittenhouse Hotel
210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 546-9000 or 1-800-635-1042

Sheraton – Society Hill
1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 238-6000

Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel
2220 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215)735-6000

Wyndham Hotel
400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 923-8660

Hotels Continued

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
1100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-0100

Best Western – Independence Park
235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 922-443

Doubletree Hotel
237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 893-1600

Embassy Suites – Center City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 561-1776

Free Lodging

Hosts for Hospitals
Stay with a nearby volunteer family.
(610) 660-6667

AstraZeneca Hope Lodge
Lodging provided by the American Cancer Society
(267) 622-6000

Ronald McDonald House

Low cost housing for children with cancer while they are at Wills Eye Hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Philadelphia
3925 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 387-8406

Ronald McDonald House South Jersey
550 Mickel Blvd. Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 966-1190