By Air

Philadelphia is served by the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Major airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, British Airways, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways, fly through PHL. PHL is a major hub of American Airlines. The airport is about 10–15 min drive from downtown, and taxis and rental cars are easily hired at the airport. Taxi fare is a flat rate of US$28.50 to downtown (Center City) Philadelphia. A SEPTA regional rail, the Airport Line, also connects the airport to downtown. The closest downtown station to the conference venue (CHF) is Jefferson Station, which is 0.8 miles / 1.3 km to CHF. Train runs every half hour and train fare is US$6.50.

Air Canada

By Car

Philadelphia is connected by major US highways, Interstate Routes 95 and 76. Like all major cities, traffic is typically heavy during most times of the day. Street parking is limited while there are public parking facilities. Note that there is no parking available at the conference venue (CHF).

By Train

Philadelphia can be accessed by train like Amtrak, which stops at the Philadelphia 30th Street Station, A short taxi or subway ride can connect to downtown. Note that the subway station is outside the Amtrak station and the two stations are not directly linked.

Travel within the City

Philadelphia is in general a walkable city. There is also a SEPTA subway, with service that runs east-west (Market-Frankford Line) and north-south (Broad Street Line) of the city center. The nearest subway stations to the conference venue (CHF) are the 2nd and 5th Street Stations (0.2–0.3 miles / 300–500 m). SEPTA buses and taxis also run throughout the city.

Visitor Info

For more visitor information on Philadelphia, see Visit Philadelphia and Discover PHL.

International Visitors

Foreign travelers coming to the U.S. may require a valid visitor visa to enter the country. Visit the U.S. Department of State for information on the visa application process. Email to request a letter of invitation from HWCVD9 that describes the specifics of the conference (title, dates, location) and role of requester (attendee, presenter, exhibitor). A letter will only be provided if the requester has paid the registration fee in full or is an invited speaker.

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