Directions and Parking

PPL Center
701 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101

Parking Advisory: 8th Street Closure

January 7, 2019

Please be advised that the section of 8th Street between Walnut and Hamilton Streets in downtown Allentown will be closed until further notice. The detour map below depicts the area of street closure, along with alternate routes for the 8th Street Deck (RED) and Linden Street Deck (BLUE).

There will be detour signs placed starting at 10th and Walnut, 8th and Union, and 8th and Walnut Streets to help direct traffic to each parking deck. Patrons who utilize these decks for event parking are strongly encouraged to follow the detours identified below beginning on January 7, 2019 until further notice.

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Click here to purchase event parking in the Linden Street garage in advance.

Parking is available in multiple locations for PPL Center events through the Allentown Parking Authority. Most street parking meters accept payment by credit card or coins. Garage parking requires payment by cash or credit card. 

Parking for concerts is $10. For other events, parking cost $6, unless specified otherwise.
*The cost of parking is subject to change without notice. 

For more information and to view the interactive parking map, visit the Allentown Parking Authority website.  

Public Transportation

Getting to and from PPL Center by LANtaBus

For all of PPL Center’s events, in addition to nearby amenities, LANtaBus has a bus route that can take you to and from there!

The PPL Center is less than a 5-minute walk to the Allentown Transit Center (located at 6th & Linden) and has access to the following LANtaBus routes:

Route 102 
Route 103
Route 104
Route 107
Route 209
Route 210
Route 211
Route 213
Route 218
Route 220
Route 322
Route 323
Route 324

LANta has also teamed up with the Allentown Parking Authority (APA) to make parking for PPL Center events as convenient as possible.  LANta-operated parking shuttles will access the PPL Center during event nights.

For more info on PPL Center Event Night Services:

By Car

FROM PHILADELPHIA AND POINTS SOUTH: Take I-476 N to Exit 56 Lehigh Valley. Take U.S. 22 E to Exit for PA-145/Macarthur Road/7th Street.  Turn right onto PA-145/Macarthur Road.  PA-145/Macarthur Road becomes 7th Street.  Follow signs for event parking.

FROM NEW YORK CITY AND POINTS NORTH:  Take US-19 S/US-1 & 9 S. Take I-78 W. Merge onto PA-33 N via Exit 71 toward US-22 Stroudsburg. Take U.S. 22 W to Exit for PA 145 S/ MacArthur Road/ 7th Street. MacArthur Road becomes 7th Street. Follow signs for event parking.

FROM READING AND POINTS WEST:  Take US 222N toward Allentown.  Continue on US 222N which becomes Hamilton Boulevard.  Hamilton Boulevard becomes West Hamilton Street.  Follow signs for event parking.

FROM PHILLIPSBURG AND POINTS EAST:  Take US-22 W (Portions toll) (Crossing into Pennsylvania) to Exit for Exit for PA 145 S/ MacArthur Road/ 7th Street. MacArthur Road becomes 7th Street. Follow signs for event parking.