Gateway to the Pope

Are you planning to drive to the Philadelphia Papal visit on September 26-27, 2015? You can avoid the dense traffic on Interstate 95 North & South by parking at the City of Camden Waterfront.

We provide a 'Gateway' into Philadelphia, with 8,500 parking spaces and three hassle-free, safe, and easy transportation options into Center City Philadelphia.

Know Before You Go.
Advanced purchase saves you time & money!
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1:

Purchase Your Parking Permit and Choose How You Want to Cross the River

First, purchase your parking reservation permit here:

  Buy Parking Permit

Once you've done that, CHOOSE IN ADVANCE how you will complete your journey to Philadelphia:


Park-and-Ride by taking the PATCO Train from the Broadway Station. For fares and more information, click here.


Park-and-Sail by taking the RiverLink Ferry to Penn's Landing. For schedules and advance ticket purchases, click here. ADA visitors are recommended to select this option.


Park-and-Walk by crossing the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on foot. There is no ADA assistance available for the walk across the bridge.

Step 2:

Drive and Park at Camden Waterfront - Gateway to the Pope

Be prepared to show your parking permit to the attendant/officer at the Camden Waterfront access point. They will direct you to the designated parking location. There will be no Bus or RV Parking available.

  Get Driving Directions

If you plan to take the RiverLink Ferry, be sure you have pre-purchased your ticket.

Please remember to lock your car. The City of Camden is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Step 3:

Walk, Ride or Sail

IMPORTANT! RiverLink Ferry tickets must be purchased in advance. PATCO tickets may be purchased at the Broadway Station. Walking to the Papal venues is free and open to everyone.

  Print Guide & Maps

The walk from Camden Waterfront Parking to the Broadway Station (Walter Rand Transportation Center) takes approximately 15 minutes. Board PATCO at the Broadway Station and ride to the 9/10th & Locust Street station in Philadelphia. For more PATCO information, please click here.

The walk from Camden Waterfront Parking to the RiverLink Ferry (1 Riverside Drive, adjacent to the Adventure Aquarium) takes approximately 10 minutes. Board the RiverLink Ferry with your pre-purchased ticket to Philadelphia. For tickets and more RiverLink Ferry information please click here.

There will be staff and Camden Waterfront Ambassadors to guide you to the Ben Franklin Bridge. The walk from Camden Waterfront Parking to the Papal venues will take approximately 60 minutes.

Ben Franklin Bridge

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I buy my PATCO or RiverLink Ferry ticket after parking?  
A: PATCO tickets may be purchased at the Broadstreet Station. However, RiverLink Ferry tickets must be purchased in advance. And remember, everyone is welcome to simply walk across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and into Center City Philadelphia for free.

Q: Can I really walk from Camden Waterfront to the Papal venues?  
A: Absolutely! If you are reasonably healthy and fit, this is a great choice. Walking to the venues should only take about one hour. Please see our three page printed guide for important tips on what to bring (and what not to bring) with you.

More Questions?

Be sure to print out and take our Printable Guide and Maps with you.

If you want to talk to a real person, you can call Click and Park for help.

Phone: 1-866-330-PARK (7275)

We'll See You There!