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Philadelphia - Travel Information


Getting to Philadelphia by Plane, by Car, by Train, by Bus, by Mass Transit, or by Boat


By Plane:

Philadelphia International Airport is approximately 7 miles from the Hyatt at Penn’s Landing.  All major carriers have service to the airport, with U.S. Airways/American Airlines being the dominate/hub carrier at the airport.

http://www.phl.org/Pages/HomePage.aspx

  • Taxi From Airport:  Approximately $29 (plus tip).
  • Shuttle from Airport: Prices will vary by shuttle services below.

Shuttles to CENTER CITY

AAA Airport One Direct, (215) 677-3544

American Limo, (484) 368-7041

Atlantic Sedan Service, (610) 659-8513

Delaware Express, (800) 648-5466 

Express Airport Shuttle, (215) 492-7192

Lady Liberty, (215) 724-8888


  • Mass Transit from the Airport:  Service is provided by light rail from the Airport line to Center City (see Mass Transit information below).

By Car:

The Hyatt at Penn’s Landing is located at 201 South Columbus Blvd., directly on the Delaware River water front in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Philadelphia is approximately:

  • 92 miles from New York, NY

  • 100 miles from Baltimore, MD

  • 143 miles from Washington, DC

  • 208 miles from Hartford, CT

  • 275 miles from Providence RI

  • 306 miles from Pittsburgh, PA

  • 307 miles from Boston, MA

  • 404 miles from Buffalo, NY

Parking at the Hotel

Parking in the city can be a bit of a “sticker shock” so be prepared; however, the Hyatt is providing us a discounted rate.  The following is the daily and overnight rates if you park your car at the hotel:

$30 per day for overnight self-parking

$40.80 per day for overnight valet parking

$12 per day for daily self-parking*

$19 per day for daily valet parking*

*tax is not included in these rates

Alternate Parking

If you choose not to park at the Hyatt during the NEAIR conference you can link to the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) for alternative parking choices.  You can search for alternative PPA garages or lots at the following link:  http://www.philapark.org/

The closest PPA garage is the Autopark at Olde City garage at 2nd & Sansom Streets. 


By Train:

Philadelphia is accessible by Amtrak, and trains arrive/depart at 30th Street Station, which is located in the University City/Center City neighborhoods of Philadelphia. 

There is a Amtrak discount program, the 25% Off Northeast Travel.  You can save 25% off the lowest available fares when you book 14 days in advance. Just choose the Adult or Child passenger type when booking to receive the discounted fare. This discount is only available on the Northeast Regional Service.

http://www.amtrak.com/home

See the Mass Transit directions below for travel options from the 30th Street Station.

By Bus:

Three major bus lines service Philadelphia:

Megabus: http://us.megabus.com

Bolt Bus: https://www.boltbus.com/

Greyhound: https://www.greyhound.com/default.aspx

Note:  Bus service is limited based on geography.  Megabus and Boltbus drop off and pick up at 30th Street Station (Amtrak rail station).  Greyhound has drop off points at various destinations in Philadelphia.  Please consult the bus systems’ websites or contact the bus carriers for specific questions.  

By Mass Transit

Travel within the City, as well as the suburbs, on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River is coordinated through SEPTA. 

http://septa.org/

Below are the major mass transit connection points while attending the conference:

From Philadelphia International Airport:

Take Regional Rail—Airport line to Center City  You can exit the Regional Rail line at the Jefferson Station once you are in Center City.  From there you can do one of two ways to get to the hotel.

1.    Taxi:  Exit to the street level and hail a cab (approximately 2 miles to hotel).

2.    Mass Transit:  Stay in the Jefferson Station and board the subway (eastbound Market-Frankford line) to the 2nd Street Station exit (Penn’s Landing/Old City attractions). You will need to buy a token to get onto the subway which you can buy at the window or token machine.  Once you exit the subway station at 2nd/Old City you can walk to the hotel (approximately a 10 minute walk).

See walking directions below.

Walking Directions from 2nd and Market Septa Station

Proceed South on 2nd Street through Historic Old City two and a half blocks (You will pass restaurants Cuba Libre, Plough and the Stars). From the Market Septa Station, and facing the river, south is to the right.

After proceeding south on 2nd Street, make a  left on Dock Street (Cobblestone Road) and proceed on Dock Street until the first intersection. At the intersection (first stop sign) make a left and continue on Dock Street to the stoplight at Columbus Boulevard. Cross Columbus Boulevard on the pedestrian walkway to the front drive of the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia.

From 30th Street Station:

1.    Taxi: Exit the station to the west side of the station where there is a Cab waiting area which can take you to the hotel.

2.    Mass Transit:  Exit the station and cross the street to the subway (30th Street subway station).  Board the subway (eastbound Market-Frankford line) to the 2nd Street Station exit (Penn’s Landing/Old City attractions).   You will need to buy a token to get onto the subway which you can buy at the window or token machine ($1.80).  Once you exit the subway station at 2nd/Old City (Market Septa Station)You can walk to the hotel (approximately a 10 minute walk) – see walking directions above.

Walking Directions from 2nd and Market Septa Station

Proceed South on 2nd Street through Historic Old City two and a half blocks (You will pass restaurants Cuba Libre, Plough and the Stars).

Make left on Dock Street (Cobblestone Road) and proceed on Dock Street until the first intersection. At intersection (first stop sign) make left and continue on Dock Street until light (Columbus Boulevard). Cross Columbus Boulevard at pedestrian walkway to front drive of Hyatt Regency Philadelphia.

Mass Transit in the Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey, and throughout all New Jersey, is coordinated through NJ Transit.

NJ train travel will terminate at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station:

http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainTo

Light Rail between various New Jersey stations and Philadelphia is provided via Patco: 

The closest station to the hotel on the Patco line is the 8th and Market station.  If you choose this destination, you will need to hail a cab to transport you to the hotel

http://www.ridepatco.org/ 

By Boat: (got you!)

Boat Rentals at Penn's Landing 

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