Welcome to Philadelphia, the heart of the U.S. biopharma industry. In close proximity to New York's financial markets and Washington, D.C.'s regulatory center, the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area is home to more than 1,200 companies, ranging from the biopharma industry's largest multinational companies to its fastest growing firms. In addition, the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware is home to 80% of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry.
Located 7 miles from the Convention Center, Philadelphia International Airport is conveniently accessible by I-95, I-76 and Route 291 as well as public transit.
The airport is a 10-minute taxi ride from downtown Philadelphia. The taxi ride costs a flat rate of $28.50.
The SEPTA Rail Lines service the entire Philadelphia Region. The SEPTA Airport R-1 regional rail line is a high speed airport line that connects the airport to downtown Philly in just 20 minutes. The Convention Center is located at the Market East Station. SEPTA’s Airport Line leaves in 30-minute intervals, and a one-way fare is $7.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a few minutes from I-95, making Philly an easy 1.5 hours from New York and 2.5 hours from Washington, D.C.
Driving directions to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from I-95 Northbound (from the Philadelphia International Airport/Baltimore/DC):
Take I-95 North to Exit 22 for Central Philadelphia I-676. Stay in the left lane of this exit. Follow signs for 676 West to the 1st exit (Broad Street). This exit brings you up onto 15th St. Get into the left lane and follow the sign for 611/Broad Street and make a left turn on to Vine Street. Follow signs for Vine Street/PA Convention Center. Make a right on to 12th Street. The entrances to the Convention Center are located two blocks ahead at the NE and NW corners of 12th & Arch Streets..
Shuttle buses from all official BIO International Convention hotels will be available for travel between the hotel and the convention center. The shuttle schedule will be available in May 2015.
There are many parking options—both garages and lots—conveniently located within blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Daily rates vary from $17 - $33. Please note that you may need to call ahead to confirm availability and rates.
The Convention Center website has a list of nearby parking options: Pennsylvania Convention Center Parking.
Book your hotel with the BIO travel planning service, which offers benefits that you won't find anywhere else. The 2015 BIO Housing website will be available in October 2014. View the list of hotels in Philadelphia that offer discounted BIO 2015 rates.