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Travel information


Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located 8.7 miles from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For information regarding airport, please refer to airport’s website. Another option is to fly to Newark International Airport (website) which is one hour from downtown Philadelphia by Amtrak train, airport shuttles, or by car.

Airport Transportation

There are various options for transportation to and from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) including taxis, limos, ride share and shuttle services. Additional information can be found here.

Train Station (Amtrak)

William H. Gray III 30th Street Station is located 1 mile from the University of Pennsylvania. Train is the best way to reach Newark International Station (1 hour), New York City (1.5 hours), Washington (2 hours) and other cities on the East Coast. More information on the train schedules and pricing can be found here.


There are several options in the area. We recommend that you contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority for the closest lots and garages and for the current rate schedules to assist with planning your visit

Getting Around Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a very walkable city with various public transportation options. We do not recommend renting a car from the airport just for attending the conference.

Instead, you can use the following options for getting around Philadelphia:


Ride-sharing, most commonly associated with Uber & Lyft are prevalent as a means of transportation, providing another option for visitors to get around the destination. Ride-sharing companies provide transportation through their apps in the driver’s personal vehicle.


Taxis are the main form of transportation used throughout Philadelphia. There is an abundance of them all over the city and, most likely, always a few waiting within a taxi line at the Pennsylvania Convention Center all hours of the day and night.

Public Transportation

  • PATCO – high speed train line between Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.
  • SEPTA – operates various forms of public transit: bus, subway and elevated rail, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolleybus.
  • The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop – is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions