Travel

Suggestions for transportation, restaurants, attractions, and conference hotels.

If you won’t be joining us by staying at the recommended conference hotel, be sure to check the proximity of your hotel to the conference location, as students often tell us that being close made their experience that much better.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The conference is being held at Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114 in the Education and Technology Center.  Parking is free anywhere on campus. (Campus Map)

Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604

Conference hotel

The official conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE – Bensalem, 1329 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020. The hotel phone is 215-245-5222. Parking is free.

Weather

In April, the average day-time highs are 66 degrees and the average evening temperatures about 45 degrees. Meeting rooms may be cool due to air conditioning.

Airport

If it would take you more than eight hours to drive to this conference, ASGA recommends that you consider flying. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is about 25 miles from the official conference hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE – Bensalem.

Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) and Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) are additional options for air travel and may be less expensive. If you fly into Atlantic City or Allentown, you will need a rental car. ACY is about 66 miles from the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE – Bensalem, while ABE is about 70 miles from the hotel.

Taxis

Taxis can be picked up at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway at Philadelphia International Airport.

Uber or Lyft may be a cheaper option.

All taxi rates are based per trip, not per person. Most taxis can accommodate up to 3 passengers. In some cases certain vehicle types can accommodate 4 passengers.

There is a $10.00 minimum fare from the Airport to any destination.

Fares are based on the meter, which based upon entry (flag drop) is $2.70 and $2.30 per mile or portion thereof. An additional $1.00 per passenger ($3.00 maximum) after the first passenger will be charged on flat rate trips between the Airport and Center City for passengers over age 12. In addition, there will be charged an additional $1.50 Airport fee.

$28.50 Flat Rate from the Airport to Central Philadelphia Area

It is 25 miles from Philadelphia International Airport to the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE – Bensalem.

Public Transportation

From Philadelphia, you can take the train from Suburban Station and arrive at Torresdale, which is a stop on the Holy Family University campus. It is the “Trenton Line.” The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) phone app is very helpful: put in the stops and it will automatically tell you the up-to-date schedule. Holy Family can arrange a pick them up at the station and walk with them to the conference.

For regional train schedules and other local public transit, visit Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) or call 215-580-7800.

NJ TRANSIT: 973-491-7000
PATCO: 1-877-567-3772

Uber and Lyft

Both taxi-alternatives are convenient and easy to use. You’ll probably save money by using Uber or Lyft over a taxi.

Rental Car

Getting a rental car or van may be the least expensive way to go for your transportation. There is no parking fee at either the recommended hotel or the conference location.

ASGA has negotiated a discount with Dollar Rent a Car. In order to take advantage of the discounts and benefits, please utilize ASGA Corporate Discount Number: CM0138

Make reservations. Enter the ASGA Corporate Discount number, or call 866-542-2303 ext.2 and use CD#CM0138.

Parking

Parking is free at the recommended conference hotel, Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE – Bensalem, and the conference location, Holy Family University.