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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Uber and Lyft
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.