Travel Resources

Airport & Ground Transportation 

Philadelphia International Airport is located just 7.2 miles southwest of downtown Philadelphia and is conveniently accessible by I-95, I-76 and Route 291. In addition, the ground transportation system at the Airport  is an extensive network of public transit, taxicab, shuttle and limousine services.


Trains are subject to delays and crowded conditions due to a defect in the SEPTA Regional Rail V- Line cars. As a result, some trains may bypass stations.

Septa has borrowed trains from other transportation providers such as Amtrak and New Jersey Transit.  The trains are running a weekday interim schedule.

Interim Weekday Schedule-Plan Your Trip
Riders using their cell phones and tablets to view TrainView can access versions for these communications devices at and The mobile version offers a home page with a list of all the routes. Select the train line you want and then click on an individual train number to view the details.

Customer Service Contact:  215-580-7800

Taxi Services

Taxi services can be accessed at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway.

All Taxi rates are based per trip, not per person. Most taxis can accommodate up to 3 passengers. In some cases certain vehicle types can accommodate 4 passengers. Child safety restraint rules apply to taxis.

$10.00 minimum fare from the Airport to any destination

Fares are based on the meter, which based upon entry (flag drop) is $2.70 and $2.30 per mile or portion thereof. An additional $1.00 per passenger ($3.00 maximum) after the first passenger will be charged on flat rate trips between the Airport and Center City for passengers over age 12. In addition, there will be charged an additional $1.50 Airport fee.

$28.50 Flat Rate from the Airport to Central Philadelphia Area

This area encompasses: Fairmount Ave (most Northern point), South Street (most Southern point) Delaware River (most eastern point) and University City/ 38th Street (most Western point). Any destination that falls within these boundaries is eligible for the Center City flat rate. All taxis accept credit cards.

For additional information, contact the Ground Transportation Hotline at

Ground Transportation Information Hotline

To speak with a Ground Transportation Information representative regarding any information not addressed, please call (215) 937-6958.

Travel Discounts

Airline Travel

(800) 328-1111
Discount codes: NMMMK
Go to, scroll down and click "book your flight" enter code (NMMMK) in the box provided

United Airlines
(800) 426-1122
Discount code: ZWFB960724

Southwest Airlines (online only)
Discount code: 99331750
Go to Click "book travel" and enter the number (99331750) as the company ID


(800) 872-7245
Discount code: X57Z-939  (for phone reservations only)

Car Rental

(800) 331-1600
Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD): B923099

(800) 654-2240
Discount Code: CV# 02UZ0015


  • Shuttle Map - available late-April 2016.
  • Walking Directions - coming soon
  • Download - Walking Directions - coming soon


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Convention Center Parking is offering 25% OFF their basic parking rates for the 252nd ACS Fall National Meeting.

Traveling to Meeting Venues

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located at 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

ACS Shuttle. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided between the Pennsylvania Convention Center and official ACS hotels, with the exception of hotels within walking distance.