Getting Around on the Main Line

septa-trainThe Main Line’s growth was partially fueled by the convenience to transportation. Nowadays this is even truer as the Main Line is served by numerous modes of transport, benefitting in part because of an ideal Philly real estate location within the Philadelphia area.

Lancaster Avenue (also known as Route 30) runs east to west throughout much of the Main Line and is in some ways the backbone of the region. Numerous major highways are connected to the Main Line including the I-476 (the Blue Route) which runs north to south connecting the area to the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the north and the I-95 and Philadelphia International Airport to the South, and also the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) which leads to Philadelphia Center City. Three train lines connect to and serve the Main Line.

The three lines, each operated by Septa, include the R5 and R6 — both of which lead to Philadelphia’s Center City — and the Route 100, a high speed line that goes from the 69th terminal in Philadelphia to Norristown, PA. You can navigate from anywhere on the Main Line to any other part of the Philadelphia area using SEPTA’s Trip Planner feature. Investing in Philly or Main Line real estate is a great idea once you realize the benefits of public transportation in the region.


Public Transportation

  • SEPTA Regional Rail (R5 & R6)
  • SEPTA HIgh Speed Trolley (100)
  • SEPTA Bus System
  • R5 & R6 Station Guide


Major Roads

  • I-476 (the Blue Route)
  • Schuylkill Expressway (I-76)
  • I-95
  • Lancaster Ave. (Rte 30)



Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): All major commercial airlines

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE): Helicopters and small planes, government travel