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Accommodations & Travel

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Accommodations & Travel

Saving you time and money

As a first responder, you understand time is always limited– and every second counts. We’re doing everything we can to ensure you don’t waste a minute on your trip to INTERSCHUTZ USA, including the commute from your hotel to the conference venue.

Book early

As a show attendee, you’ll have access to a special INTERSCHUTZ USA rate at the Element Philadelphia hotel, just 5 blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Our exclusive block rate is just $289 per night.

We’re continually adding more hotels, so check back frequently!

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It’s easy to get here, no matter where you are

Only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia really is in the center of it all.

By plane

Philadelphia International Airport serves the Philadelphia region with 25 airlines offering over 450 daily nonstop departures to 138 destinations in the U.S. and around the world. Once you’re here, it’s a 25-minute ride on the SEPTA Airport Line right at the airport or a 20-minute car ride to Center City. 

By train

Amtrak trains arrive at historic 30th Street Station throughout the day, placing you 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 car

Interstates 95 and 76, and the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes, provide access from all points on the compass. 

Getting around

​Philadelphia has been ranked as one of the most walkable cities in the nation.

Get oriented

Thanks to founder William Penn’s smart and simple grid street design, the heart of the city is easy to navigate. The Schuylkill and Delaware rivers border Center City’s 25 blocks on the west and east. Keep in mind that, south of Market Street, streets running east and west are named after trees while north and south streets are numbered.

Check out the printable Center City map (pdf) or view our interactive city map for more information.

Walking

First-rate dining, arts and entertainment, famous historic sites and tax-free clothing and shoes shopping are within steps of Center City hotels, so you’ll save on transportation. As you walk, you’ll notice color-coded directional signs that let you know what district you’re in and point you toward area attractions. And look for Center City District’s goodwill ambassadors, dressed in teal uniforms and equipped with maps, who are happy to give directions and answer questions.

Public transportation

Base cash fare for SEPTA buses, trolleys and subways is $2.50; transfers are $1.  Get the SEPTA Key Card and put money in the Travel Wallet and enjoy the discounted $2 fare when you tap to ride. One Day Convenience Passes are good for 8 rides on transit routes taken by one person in one day for $9. 

Cab

There are more than 1,800 licensed and trained cabs in Philadelphia. Or download the Uber app to order a town car to your location.

Philly PHLASH 

Philly PHLASH is the city’s seasonal transportation loop that makes it easy and convenient to get around to Philadelphia’s most popular attractions. The bus costs $5 for an all-day pass.

Bike/Segway

Check out Wheel Fun Rentals and Philadelphia Segway Tours for more information, or participate in Philly’s bike share program, Indego. With more than 100 stations located throughout the city, go for a ride and explore Philadelphia, then return your rented bike to any station location.