Travel Information

Philadelphia, also known as "Philly" and "The City of Brotherly Love," is the 5th most populated city in the U.S.! It is home of The University of Pennsylvania, located in the University City neighborhood and founded by Benjamin Franklin. Penn is a beautiful urban campus with gorgeous architecture and loads of little coffee shops, where an inspired, young, and creative culture is blooming. Penn is also the second-largest medical research and education center in the United States! Penn is conveniently situated in the middle of a historic and vibrant city, where the Founding Fathers first got together to sign The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Philly is known for its gorgeous parks and rivers, and vibrant arts and culture, including The Philadelphia Art Museum steps featured in the "Rocky" movies, the Franklin Institute, and Reading Terminal Market. We also boast top restaurants, as well as cheesesteaks and soft pretzels as hallmarks of authentic Philly cuisine.

Local Organizing Committee
Marna Barrett (local host), Paul Crits-Christoph, Kevin McCarthy

Getting to Philadelphia

Philadelphia has an international airport with daily non-stop service to more than 38 international destinations in 20 countries. The city is also easily accessed by bus or train from other Northeastern cities such as Boston (6 hours), New York (2.5 hours), and Washington, D.C. (2.5 hours).

  Driving Train Megabus
New York 2.5 hours 1 hour 15 minutes 2 hours 30 minutes
Boston 5.5-6 hours 5 hours 7 hours 30 minutes
Baltimore 1 hour 45 minutes 1 hour 2 to 2.5 hours
Washington D.C. 1 hour 45 min 2 hours 20 minutes 3.5 hours

Prices vary based on time/date/location. Typically trains are more expensive, but save time. If you book in advance they are much cheaper.

Ground transportation (New York, Newark, Boston, Washington D.C.)

AMTRAK [visit website]
MegaBus [visit website]

Local transportation

SEPTA (trains, bus, trolley)
Buy tokens ($1.80 each) or fare on the train is $2.25
One day Independence Pass ($12)
Weekly Pass ($24)
Rental Car

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority [visit website]

About Philadelphia

Tourist information [visit website]