Local City & Travel Info

The Science of Tomorrow Starts Today
in Philadelphia!

Philadelphia Named The Top U.S. City To Visit In 2020 By National Geographic

The ATC Program Planning Committee, the ASTS Council, and the AST Board of Directors are excited to bring the ATC 2020 to Philadelphia, PA.  

Watch the video below to see what Philadelphia has to offer ATC attendees.


Congress Location

Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC)
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is a city steeped not only in the history represented by its Historic District with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, but also steeped in medical history – the birthplace of American medicine and home to the nation’s first medical school, first children’s hospital, first college of pharmacy, first medical library and first hospital.

The city is home to a host of medical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, higher education, research and venture capital entities that can provide access to a deep pool of talent and partners for life sciences meetings and conventions.

We have seven medical schools, 22 nursing schools, two dental schools, three colleges of pharmacy, a veterinary school, a school of optometry, a podiatry school, allied health schools and almost 100 hospitals and more than 90 colleges and universities in our region.

Travel Information to Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is in the center of it all! It’s only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C.

By Air:

Philadelphia International Airport serves the Philadelphia region with 25 airlines offering over 450 daily nonstop departures to 138 destinations in the U.S. and around the world.

Access to Center City / Pennsylvania Convention Center

  • Taxi – flat rate of $28.50
  • Septa Airport Line – one-way fare $6.75 leaving every 30 minutes
  • Ride Share – pick up is located on the Arrivals Road in the outer lanes.

Additional Airport Options

By Train:

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations.

30th Street Station serves the Philadelphia region by train.

Access to Center City / Pennsylvania Convention Center

  • Taxi & Ride Share
  • Jefferson Station - Septa Line – directly attached to Pennsylvania Convention Center

Additional Amtrak Location Options

  • Grand Central Terminal, New York City, NY
  • Penn Station, New York City, NY
  • Back Bay Station, Boston, MA
  • BWI Marshall Airport, MD
  • Union Station, Washington, DC

ATC Designated Travel Agent:

The ATC has designated Crystal Travel Management Company as their official travel agent for the Congress. To make a flight reservation, contact Sean Kelly at Crystal Travel Management Company at 1-888-327-2862 or via email at Sean@crystal-travel.com 

To obtain the most competitive rates, please refer to the ATC meeting when making reservations.  Fare restrictions and cancellation penalties may apply to your travel.  Be sure to book your flight well in advance to receive the best rates and to have the agent advise you of any applicable restrictions.