AHEC Travel and Lodging

Travel and Lodging


General information regarding visiting the Wharton School can be found at their website.

Conference activities will be held on the 8th floor of Jon M. Huntsman Hall. Huntsman Hall is located at 3720 Walnut Street (the southeast corner of 38th and Walnut Streets).


AHEC follows a "you pay your way, we pay your stay" model. A grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality covers lodging, while participants are responsible for travel costs to and from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Conference participants who arrive from out of town will be staying at Hilton’s the Inn at Penn, located at 36th and Sansom Streets, two blocks from Huntsman Hall. For more information, see the Inn at Penn’s website.

Travel to Penn

Philadelphia International Airport 
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located in the Southwest section of the city, approximately 20 minutes from the University of Pennsylvania campus. Lady Liberty provides airport shuttle service to and from the airport with door-to-door service to University City hotels (including the conference’s lodging at the Inn at Penn) and residences. You can reach them at (215) 724-8888.

Amtrak’s 30th Street Station 
Penn’s campus can be reached from 30th Street Station by foot (it takes 15 minutes to walk from the station to the heart of campus), by cab, on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line subway (one stop west to 34th and Market Streets), or SEPTA trolley lines (all routes; two stops west to 36th and Sansom Streets).

Parking in Philadelphia 
If you choose to drive to campus, but are not staying at the Inn at Penn, please allow ample time to park and make your way to the conference. Please note that Penn does not validate parking. There are several parking facilities located on or near campus, as well as metered street parking. Street parking spaces are usually limited to either two or three hours and cost $2 per hour. Some garages may charge a flat fee, and prices vary.

Recommended garages and lots include
- 38th and Walnut Streets (this is across the street from Jon M. Huntsman Hall) - 40th and Walnut Streets 
- Sheraton Hotel (36th and Chestnut Streets) 
- 34th and Chestnut Streets

Philadelphia Public Transportation 
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia’s mass transit system, operates a coordinated system of bus, subway, elevated train, and trolley lines that cover all of Philadelphia and part of the surrounding counties. Exact change ($2) or a token is required. Weekly and monthly SEPTA TransPasses are also available. Tokens are available at all subway stations, and both TransPasses and tokens can be purchased on campus at the Penn Book Store. Fares are subject to change.