Getting Around

Philadelphia is conveniently accessible by plane or train.

Getting to/from the Philadelphia Airport

If you are arriving by plane, the following options can be used to reach the hotel.

Option Cost (From Airport) Cost (To Airport) Time (min)
Taxi
(cash or credit card)
$28.50 flat rate per car
(plus $1 for each additional passenger)
20-25
Lady Liberty Shuttle $10 per passenger 30-35
SEPTA Airport Train
(cash only)
$8
directions
$8
directions
35-40
UberBlack $51-$66 $53-$70 20-25
UberX Not available $18-$25 20-25

Taxis can be accessed at zone 5 in baggage claim. More info can be found here.

The Lady Liberty Shuttles depart from the Philadelphia Airport every 10-15 minutes between 05:30 EST and 24:00 EST at Zone 7 in baggage claim. Shuttles can be scheduled from the Ground Transportation Counter located in Baggage Claim. Travel to the airport from the hotel can be reserved at the hotel bell desk, or by calling 1-215-724-8888. More information located here.

The SEPTA Regional Airport train stops at all major terminals in the Philadelphia Airport. The $8.00 fare will be collected on the train. The regional rail schedule can be found here. Additional information can be found here.

You must have an Uber account to use UberBlack or UberX.

Getting to/from 30th Street Train Station

If you are arriving by train, the following options can be used to reach the hotel.

Option Cost Time (min)
Taxi
(cash or credit card)
$8.00 average fare 10-15
SEPTA Airport Train
(cash or token)
$2.25 cash or one token 10-15
UberBlack $16-$20 10-15
UberX $6-$8 10-15

The taxi stand is located on the eastern end of the station.

SEPTA tokens can be purchased inside the train station with cash or credit card at the SEPTA counter. There are three main options.

  1. Market-Frankford Line
  2. Trolley (#10, #11, #13, #34, #36)
  3. Bus (#9, #124, #125)

You must have an Uber account to use UberBlack or UberX.

Things to Do in Philly

Philadelphia, known as the City of Brotherly Love, was just listed as the best city to visit in the US by Lonely Planet. It is also the birthplace of American Democracy. As such, there are numerous historical attractions including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Betsy Ross House. Philadelphia is also home to Elfreth's Alley - America's oldest continuously inhabited residential street, Reading Terminal Market - America's oldest continuously operating farmer's market, and Eastern State Penitentiary - the former residence of American crime boss Al Capone. Outside of its rich historical heritage, Philadelphia has numerous museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Franklin Institute, the Please Touch Museum, and the Mütter Museum - home to an exhibit of Albert Einstein’s brain. As you walk the streets of Philly, you will probably notice Murals on the exterior of many buildings. There are more than 3,600 murals in total, which are part of the Mural Arts Program. Of course, Philly is also known as the birthplace of the cheesesteak sandwich. While there are numerous locations around the city to grab a cheesesteak, many of the best can be found at these locations, including Pat’s King of Steaks, whose founder Pat Olivieri is credited as inventing the steak sandwich. If you have time, be sure to check out the Italian Market and any of the restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue, voted as one of the 10 best foodie streets in America in 2013 by Food and Wine Magazine. There is so much to do in the city, and more information can be found here.

Local Restaurant Map

Below is a map showing many of the wonderful restaurants located near the DoubleTree hotel.  These are all great options for lunch and dinner while you are at the conference.  Note that some restaurants in Philadelphia do not accept credit or debit card payments, so be sure to bring cash.