Travel Information

Travel Information

​​By ​​Air 

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a large hub airport serving more than 30 million passengers annually. PHL is located seven (7) miles from downtown Philadelphia. 

Ground Tra​n​sp​ortation from PHL

Tax​​is

Taxicabs can be accessed at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway. There is a $28.50 USD flat-rate charge (one-way fare, airport access fee already included) to travel to Center City Philadelphia. An additional $1.00 USD per passenger ($3.00 USD maximum) after the first passenger will be charged on flat rate trips between the Airport and Center City for passengers over age 12. All taxis accept credit cards.

Uber a​n​d Lyft

Uber and Lyft are convenient and easy ways to navigate Philadelphia. Just download the Uber or Lyft app, sign up for an account, hail a ride using your smart phone, and start exploring the city.

SEPTA Train 

SEPTA provides train service between the Airport and Center City on the Airport Regional Rail Line. Trains run every 30 minutes and operate from from 5:07 am to 12:30 am (Airport to Center City) and 4:52 am to 11:52 pm (Center City to Airport).  The one-way Regional Rail fare to Center City is $6.50 USD.

Stations on the Airport Regional Rail Line include Terminal E/F, Terminal C/D, Terminal B, Terminal A (East), Eastwick, University City, 30th Street, and three Center City stations along Market Street, including 30th Street, along with Suburban Station and Jefferson Station. Use the Jefferson Station exit to access the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Learn more at http://www.septa.org/key/updates/airport-quick-trips.html

By ​Train

The 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia. The station is 1.8 miles from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

  • AMTRAK
  • SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority services Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties)
  • PATCO (PATCO is a high-speed train line between Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.)
  • NJ TRANSIT (NJ Transit is New Jersey’s public transportation corporation that operates bus, rail, and light rail transit.)

By ​Car

The Pennsylvania Convention Center spans several blocks in Center City Philadelphia. Its mailing address is 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Here are general directions on how to reach the facility, which conveniently is located above Septa's Jefferson Station.

From The Northern a​nd Western Suburbs

  • Take I-76 East to Exit 344 for I-676 East.
  • Follow signs for Central Philadelphia.
  • Take I-676 East and exit at Broad Street/Rt. 611 (2nd exit).
  • You will be on Vine Street.
  • Follow Vine Street to 12th Street (4 traffic lights).

From I-95 Northbound, P​hiladelphia International Airport, Baltimore, Washington, and Delaware

  • Take I-95 North to Exit 22 for Central Philadelphia I-676.
  • Stay in the left lane of this exit.
  • Follow signs for 676 West to the 1st exit (Broad Street).
  • This exit brings you up onto 15th St.
  • Get into the left lane and follow the sign for 611/Broad Street and make a left turn on to Vine Street.
  • Follow signs for Vine Street/PA Convention Center.
  • Make a right on to 12th Street.
  • The entrances to the Convention Center are located two blocks ahead at the NE and NW corners of 12th & Arch Streets.

From I-95 Southbound, New York, Northern and Central New Jersey

  • Take I-95 South to Exit 22 for Central Philadelphia I-676.
  • Stay in the left lane of this exit.
  • Follow signs for 676 West to the 1st exit (Broad Street).
  • This exit brings you up onto 15th St.
  • Get into the left lane and follow the sign for 611/Broad Street and make a left turn on to Vine Street.
  • Follow signs for Vine Street/PA Convention Center.
  • Make a right on to 12th Street.
  • The entrances to the Convention Center are located two blocks ahead at the NE and NW corners of 12th & Arch Streets.

Directions from additional locations may be found at: https://www.paconvention.com/attendees/travel-to-pa-convention-center/directions

Par​king 

There are many parking options, including garages and surface lots, which are conveniently located within blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The rates for parking along the perimeter of the building vary.

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. The address of the Pennsylvania Convention Center is 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Reserve Discounted Parking

You can reserving parking in advance with SpotHero, a parking reservation service that connects drivers to discounted, convenient parking! 

To book your spot, visit the official AIHce EXP Parking Page​ to find and reserve convenient parking with rates up to 50% off drive-up. 


Around Downtown Ph​iladelphia

Walk​ing

Year after year, Philadelphia is rated as one of the best walking cities in the country. And it’s no wonder why – the city layout is simple to master, and the neighborhood streets are filled with fun and diverse shops, restaurants, museums, parks, and people.

The compact Center City boasts founder William Penn’s easy-to-follow grid street design. It spans just 25 blocks between two rivers – the Schuylkill and the Delaware. In between, the north/south streets are numbered and the east/west streets have tree names (e.g., Walnut, Spruce, Pine).

Bike-Sh​are

Indego, a city-wide bike sharing service starting at just $4 per ride, allows visitors to rent bicycles from 100 stations located from the Delaware River, across the Schuylkill River, into West Philadelphia and from South Philadelphia to North Philadelphia, including Temple University’s main campus.

Cyclists can walk up to any Indego station and check out bikes for quick trips around the city 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The quick and convenient system allows users to return their bike rental to the nearest station after their ride is complete.

Philly PHLASH Downtown L​oop 

The most convenient way to see 22 of the city's top attractions is aboard the Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop. Single rides are available for $2 per person ($5 for an all-day pass) with service every 15 minutes at visitor-friendly stops across the city. Attractions accessible via the PHLASH include Penn's Landing, Independence Mall, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum, and many more.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the Independence Visitor Center. SEPTA pass holders, children under four and seniors ride FREE!

Uber and L​yft

Uber and Lyft​ are convenient and easy ways to navigate Philadelphia. Just download the Uber or Lyft app, sign up for an account, hail a ride using your smart phone, and start exploring the city.​​​

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