Travel Tips/Information

Philadelphia is a dynamic and spread out metropolitan area so getting around takes some planning. Thankfully there are plenty of options available to you!


Around the Convention Center and Area Hotels

The Convention Center is an urban area with many safe and still some not-so-safe sections. Use common safety sense using the buddy system and securing transportation if need be. Popular transportation services are Uber, Lyft, and local taxis.


From the Airport

From the Airport to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, there are multiple options to get you to your destination. From PHL international airport, one may utilize the following: Lyft, Cab, or Uber. The costs for each, from the terminal to convention center may vary.

Uber

Lyft

Tropiano: Book your ground travel trip today by either visting their website at www.phlairportshuttle.net or by calling (800) 559-2040   


Public Transportation

SEPTA Rail: Take the Market-Frankford line (Blue Line) to the Market East Station, disembark, and you’re right there – just follow the signs for the Convention Center.

SEPTA Trolley: The trolley lines connect Philadelphia with surrounding suburbs Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 all divert to Market East Station adjacent to the Convention Center

Philly PHLASH: This Philadelphia Department of Transportation bus stops at 22 different stops throughout Philadelphia. There are several stops adjacent to or within walking distance of the convention center. It’s inexpensive at only $2 per person per ride or $5 for an all-day pass. Children 4 and under and seniors are always FREE, for more information please click here .

*****For all info regarding SEPTA and Philadelphia Public Transportation please click here . *****


Taxis

Within the city of Philadelphia there are nine Taxi franchises. Be sure, before boarding any taxi in the city of Philadelphia, that you look for the official Philadelphia Taxicab Medallion. Taxicabs bearing this  are insured, have trained drivers, and are regularly inspected by the city of Philadelphia.

  • A more economical alternative is to use Uber by downloading the app to your phone. For more information on how to ride with Uber, please visit their site .


Rental Cars

Rental cars are not required because all United Soccer Coaches hotels are within walking distance of Convention activities. However, you will need to secure ground transportation to and from the airport.


Conjecture Parking Costs Range and Information

Convention Center Parking Garage –  The rates vary per hour and per event. The minimum is typically $15 and the maximum can be approximately $40. There is overnight parking at the garage for a higher fee.  View a map of  nearby parking garages , for when the convention center garage is full. Be advised, none of these garages will allow overnight parking.

PA Convention Center Garage –  540-car parking garage is adjacent to the recently expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Pennsylvania Convention Center parking garage is a professionally managed facility open 24-hours a day 7 days a week.

***Note: You are not guaranteed a room in any of the United Soccer Coaches housing blocks unless you are a registered United Soccer Coaches Convention Attendee. To register please visit www.unitedsoccercoachesconvention.org ***  


More Travel Information

Air Travel –  Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region . The airport is conveniently located only 12 miles from the convention center. 

Amtrak –  30th Street Station is located in center city Philadelphia approximately two miles away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. View more information on  routes .

 

United Soccer Coaches

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The Member Services Help Center is available if you have any questions or need any help. You can also contact the Members Services Team at 816-471-1941 or membership@unitedsoccercoaches.org.