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Philadelphia in 2003: the time, place and plans for the Annual Meeting
 
The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation's 35th Annual Meeting in 2003
Travel Information

Getting to Philadelphia: By Plane
Philadelphia International Airport is served by the major domestic carriers, with flights connecting more than 100 cities in the United States. There are nearly 1,300 arrivals and departures daily. The regional rail line connects the airport with Center City and includes stops at 30th Street Station (Amtrak), Suburban Station, and Market East Station. One-way cab fare to and from Center City is about $20. For information, stop at one of the information booths in the airport terminal or call 215-937-6800.
From the Official Visitor’s Guide to Philadelphia, published by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Philadelphia International Airport Information: 800-745-4283 or 215-937-6800 or www.phl.org

AIRLINES
The following airlines serve the Philadelphia International Airport. For specific flight information, contact the airline directly or call 800-PHL-GATE (800-745-4283).
Air Canada 800-776-3000
Air France 800-237-2747
Air Jamaica 800-523-5585
America West 800-235-9292
American Airlines 800-433-7300
British Airways 800-AIRWAYS
Continental Airlines 800-525-0280
Delta Airlines 800-451-6000
Lufthansa 800-645-3880
Midway Airlines 800-MIDWAY
Midwest Express 800-452-2022
National Airlines 800-757-JETS
Northwest Airlines 800-225-2525
Trans World Airlines 800-221 -2000
United Airlines 800-241-6522
US Airways 800-428-4322

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICES
Find airport shuttle services in the Ground Transportation areas near the Baggage Claim areas in each airport terminal.
Lady Liberty 215-724-8888
USA Limousines 800-872-6070

TAXICABS
Taxicabs are available in the Ground Transportation areas near the Baggage Claim areas in each airport terminal. Currently, there is a fixed one-way rate of $20 from the airport to Center City.
Quaker City Cab 215-728-8000
Olde City Taxi Coach 215-338-0838

REGIONAL RAIL LINE
SEPTA'S R-1 line, from the airport to Center City, takes about 20 minutes. Get off at the Market East Station if staying at the Loews Hotel. Call SEPTA for schedules and pricing. SEPTA 215-580-7800 or www.septa.org

 

 

Getting to Philadelphia: By Bus
The Greyhound bus terminal is located at 10th and Filbert streets, about 2 1/2 blocks from the Loews Hotel.
To contact Greyhound: 800-231-2222 or www.greyhound.com

Getting to Philadelphia: By Train
Amtrak trains serve Philadelphia from 30th Street Station, located at 30th and Market Streets. The station is approximately 18 blocks from the Loews Hotel. Lots of taxicabs queue for customers outside the station. Look for signs in the main terminal or ask at Information.
To contact Amtrak: 800-872-7245 or www.amtrak.com

Important Note:
We strongly encourage those of you flying, training or busing to the annual meeting NOT to rent a car while attending the meeting. Hotel parking rates are currently $21/day and higher. Philadelphia is a walker’s delight. Taxicabs abound. Public transit is convenient and ADA compliant, and offers senior citizen discounts.

Getting to Philadelphia: By Automobile
See the note above. While the cost saved by driving may more than offset the expenses of parking, those driving may want to investigate parking at or near the airport for the duration of the meeting. Alternatives may include the short or long term parking at the airport, or one of the valet companies that provide parking at the airport. From the airport, take the R-1 SEPTA train to Center City. The Philadelphia Chapter does not guarantee the safety of any vehicle or belongings left in vehicles.

Meeting Headquarters:
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
phone: 215.627.1200

Updated May 26, 2003
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