Housing and Travel

Housing for APHA 2019 is now open

View the list and map of hotels to see rates and distance from the convention center. 

Paper Housing Form (PDF)

Roommate Locator - Save on hotel costs while getting to know other public health professionals by sharing a room with another Annual Meeting attendee. Add your name to the roommate locator list or search possible roommates.

Beware of Housing Scams

Spargo, Inc. is the official housing vendor for the APHA Annual Meeting and does not solicit. Tech-savvy scammers create fake reservations and websites that look legitimate. If you book through these sites, you run the risk of arriving and not having a hotel room. Make sure you are starting from an apha.org or jspargo.com web page when you begin your housing process. Never book from an email that does not come from an apha.org or spargoinc.com email address. 

Travel Information

Philadelphia is a regional hotspot! While professionals from all over the world will attend, the city is easily accessible and drivable from major metropolitan areas. If you plan to drive, use this coupon to save 25% off parking garage rates at the convention center (PDF). 

Travel Discounts — Take advantage of discounts on airfare, train fare, rental cars, and more during APHA 2019 in Philadelphia!

Airport — Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), 8000 Essington Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19153. (11 miles from PACC)

Train Station Amtrak, 30th Street Station (PHL), 2955 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104. (1.6 miles from PACC)

Bus Station — Greyhound, Philadelphia Bus Station, 1001 Filbert St. Philadelphia, PA 19107. (0.4 miles from PACC)

PATCO — This train transit system connects Philadelphia to parts of southern New Jersey.

Visa and Travel Information — For international visitors traveling in and out of the United States, learn about what you need before arriving.

Accessible Travel Information — There are lots of options for accessible transportation available to all attendees.

Getting Around Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of America's most walkable cities but you can also get around by bike, by bus and more.

  • Ride Indego - Philly Bike Share — Rentals start at only $4. There are plenty of local running and biking trails for attendees to get fresh air during the meeting. Learn more about Ride Indego.
  • Philadelphia PHLASH Downtown Loop — Single rides are $2 and day passes are $5. Children age four and under and seniors ride free! Download the route map and schedule (PDF). 
  • SEPTA — This is one of the most comprehensive bus/subway/commuter-rail systems in the country. Learn how Septa is making transportation accessible.
    Choose from:
  • Ride share — Choose from Lyft or Uber. Fares from the airport to the convention center are estimated at $20.
  • Taxi Service - Taxis are readily available at the airport and throughout the city. The airport is about 11 miles (15 min) from the Philadelphia Convention Center. Fares from the airport are about $30. Share a ride to save money. For taxi fare information, including meter and flat rates as well as a fare calculator, visit Taxi Fare Finder.

APHA Shuttle Service

The majority of hotels are within one mile of the convention center and will not offer shuttle service. Limited shuttle service will be provided to the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, Holiday Inn Express East Penn's Landing and Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel.  Please note there will be an ADA shuttle for attendees with mobility issues.

Peak shuttle service will run every 10-15 minutes. Off-peak shuttle service will run every 30 minutes.

Date Hours  Type of Service 
Saturday, Nov. 2 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Off-peak 
Sunday, Nov. 3
7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
4 - 9 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 4 6 - 10 a.m.
4 - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 5 6 - 10 a.m.
4 - 9 p.m
Wednesdsay, Nov. 6  6 - 10 a.m.
4 - 9 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the Annual Meeting team