Philadelphia is at the center of it all! Easy and affordable to get there, Philadelphia is only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C.
- By Plane: There are more than 1,200 daily nonstop flights to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Once you arrive, it’s a 25-minute ride by SEPTA mass transit or a 10-minute ride in a taxi to cover the eight miles from PHL to Center City.
Fly on United Airlines, the official PLA 2018 airline, and save from 2% up to 10% on select fares on United and its partner airlines.*
- Book online at UNITED.COM and enter offer code ZYZX567348
- Or contact Gant Travel, official travel office for PLA 2018, by phone at 877-786-0957 or 224-205-7189, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM Central
*United offers discounts from 2% up to 10% off applicable fares. Discounts apply on United Airlines and flights operated by United or other airlines branded United Express, Lufthansa, and All Nippon Airways. Applicable restrictions and service fees apply.
By Train: Amtrak Acela and commuter trains arrive at historic 30th Street Station throughout the day, placing passengers within a short walk of Center City. Philadelphia is only 1 hour and 20 minutes from New York City and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., via Acela Express.
By Bus: Those who prefer someone else to do the driving can hop on Greyhound, Megabus, or BoltBus. Bus service to and from Philadelphia is excellent, with daily arrivals from all parts of the country.
By Car: Almost half of the U.S. population is within a day’s drive of Philadelphia. Interstates 95 and 76, and the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes, provide access from all points on the compass. Once you arrive, there are more than 40 parking lots and garages in Center City. Pay with cash or credit or purchase a reloadable Smart Card. For a printable map of downtown parking, visit philapark.org.