Accommodations and Transportation

Accommodations and Transportation


The conference hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, located at 237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


On Monday night, we are providing shuttle buses from Charles Library back to the DoubleTree. Buses will leave from the 13th Street entrance of Charles Library at 5:45 pm, 6:10 pm, 6:35 pm, and 7:00 pm.

Temple University Main Campus is easily accessible by public transportation as well as all major rideshare options.

Traveling between Center City Philadelphia and Temple Main Campus

The primary modes of transit are bus, subway, and regional rail trains. Questions about local public transit can be answered at the DoubleTree Hotel, but here are some of the basics:


Subway: SEPTA’s Broad Street Line is a fast option. The Walnut-Locust stop is a 5-minute walk from the DoubleTree Hotel. If you are traveling from the hotel to Main Campus, be sure to catch a northbound train. The stop on campus is the Cecil B. Moore station. (DO NOT board an express train. They do not stop at Cecil B. Moore.) The fare is $2.50 if you are paying cash and it must be exact change. SEPTA offers a fare card that might be a better option if you plan to travel multiple times. You can purchase a fare card at the kiosks at the Walnut-Locust station.

Regional Rail

This is a convenient option because nearly all regional rail trains going outbound toward Temple stop at the Temple University Station. Charles Library is a 5-minute walk from the station. There are two center city train stations within walking distance from the DoubleTree Hotel: Jefferson Station and Suburban Station. Regional rail trains are the most expensive option. Fares depend on time of day (peak vs. non-peak) and whether you pay in advance or on the train.


While there are multiple bus lines that travel between center city and Main Campus, it tends to be the slowest option. But if you prefer buses, take the SEPTA route #4 and get off at Cecil B. Moore or Berks St.

Traveling between Philadelphia International Airport and the DoubleTree Hotel in Center City Philadelphia

In addition to cab, rideshare, and shuttles, you can get to Center City Philadelphia using the regional rail system. There is a conveniently located SEPTA rail station for each PHL terminal (there is a joint stop for terminals E and F). The entrance to the SEPTA Airport Line is found on the way to baggage claim and local transportation (NOTE: if you are picking up a bag in the claim area, do that first, then walk back to the stairway entrance to the regional rail entrance). The one-way fare, if paid on the train in cash, is $8.00. You can also get a fare card at the airport, which brings the cost down to $6.50.

Banner photo: Betsy Manning, Temple University