Travel Services & Discounts


There are more than 1,200 daily non-stop flights to Philadelphia. International carriers serve Philadelphia with more than 100 flights daily. The airport is located seven miles from Center City. For more information, call 1-800-PHLGATE or visit phl.org.

    • DISCOUNT: Delta offers a discount for attendees. For more information and to access the code, click here.

    Transportation to/from Airport

    The SEPTA Airport Regional Rail Line provides direct service from the Philadelphia International Airport to Center City every half-hour daily from 5 a.m. until 12 Midnight. Trains stop at Terminals A, B, C/D and E, Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, Suburban Station (16th Street and JFK Boulevard) and Jefferson Station (attached to the Pennsylvania Convention Center). Travel time to Center City is 25 minutes; the onboard fare to Center City is $8 (cash only) weekdays and $7 on weekends. For more information, visit septa.org or call 215-580-7800.


    Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation): Trains arrive at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, 30th and Market streets. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit amtrak.com for information.
    Jefferson Station (SEPTA Regional Rail Lines): 10th and Market streets; 215-580-7800.
    Suburban Station (SEPTA Regional Rail Lines): 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard; 215-580-7800.

      • DISCOUNT: Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to (Philadelphia, PA) between (May 04, 2017 – May 14, 2017). To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X68E-969 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. For more information, click here
      • DISCOUNT: Book early and save 25% on Acela with great Saver Fares. Save 25% when you book at least 14 days in advance for Saturday and select weeknight service. For more information, click here.

      Buses to/from Philadelphia

      New Jersey Transit (973-275-5555) and Greyhound Terminal (215-931-4075): 10th and Filbert streets. Megabus (1-877-GO2-MEGA) and Bolt Bus (1-877-BOLTBUS); JFK Boulevard and 30th Street (Northwest corner), adjacent to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station.

      LFI Hotel Shuttle Service

      Complimentary shuttle service will be available to and from the Pennsylvania Convention Center Sunday, May 7 - Thursday, May 11, 2017. For locations and details, click here.


      Fare from the airport to Center City is a flat rate of $28.50. A fleet of 1,600 cabs serves the area. Fare is metered at $2.70 plus $2.30 per mile. There is an additional charge of $1.00 per passenger ($3.00 maximum) after the first passenger will be charged on flat rate trips between the Airport and Center City.

      Car Rental

      Rent a car to get around the city while you're in Philadelphia for LIGHTFAIR.

        • DISCOUNT: The Enterprise Rental Car offers attendees a discount using the code: XZ17SC1. For more information, visit www.enterprise.com. Once attendees begin their reservation, they will be able to enter this code.

        Local Transportation System

        SEPTA, the region’s public transportation system, operating buses, subways, trains and trolleys, offers a convenient, affordable way to travel within Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. While SEPTA Regional Rail fares vary by distance traveled, the one-way cash fare for buses, subways and trolleys is $2.25 or a token for $1.80. Visitors can take advantage of SEPTA’s best travel value and purchase an Individual Independence Pass for $12.00 or a Family Independence Pass (one family of up to 5 people traveling together) for $29.00. Both provide unlimited travel on all SEPTA services for one whole day, for one low fare. To enrich the visitor experience, SEPTA offers a Visitors On The Go (VOTG) information program which offers VOTG brochures, website, customized hotel or convention trip sheets, maps, knowledgeable customer service staff, plus more. SEPTA isn’t just for daily commuters, we welcome visitors and invite them to experience our vibrant, dynamic and growing city during their convention, business and leisure travel. Email nfrazier@septa.org for VOTG information and visit septa.org.