Travel to Venue

SIGDIAL 2014 and INLG 2014 will take place at the Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown hotel, conveniently located right in the center of the city.

Travel by train:
The venue is about 2 blocks east of Suburban Station on the SEPTA Regional Rail network. The airport line connects Suburban Station directly to all airport terminals: trains leave every half hour between 5 AM and midnight (approximately), travel time is 22-26 minutes, and fares range from $5 to $8 one-way, depending on time of day and whether the ticket is bought in advance or on-board.
Useful links:
SEPTA website
Airport line timetable (PDF)
SEPTA fare guide (PDF)

Travel by taxi:
The taxi fare from the airport to the venue is $28.50 (one-way flat rate).
Useful link:
Taxi from the Philadelphia International Airport

Travel by shuttle:
The shuttle fare from the airport to the venue is approximately $10 (one-way).
Useful link:
Lady Liberty Transportation

More information about ground transportation from and to the Philadelphia International Airport can be found here.

Map from Philadelphia International Airport to Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

Travel to Baltimore for ACL 2014

Travel by an Amtrak train:
Amtrak trains serve Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, and SEPTA allows free transfers between 30th Street Station and Suburban Station for people with a same-day Amtrak ticket. The information is a bit de-emphasized on the website, but it is there on the SEPTA tickets page (the page mentions Market East, but also applies to Suburban Station which lies between 30th Street and Market East). Travel time is approximately 1 hour.

Travel by bus:
The bus terminal where the Peter Pan and Greyhound buses stop (see links below) is about 3 blocks east of the venue. Travel time is approximately 2 hours (or more during rush hour).
Useful links:
Peter Pan bus
Greyhound bus

It is also possible to fly from Philadelphia to Baltimore.

Visa to enter the United States

Any non-U.S. Residents traveling from abroad will require a U.S. visitor visa. Please contact your local U.S. embassy for more details.

If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please send an email to conference[at] Given that visa application processing times can be long we strongly recommend that you do this as soon as possible. Please include in the email your name and affiliation, title(s) and author(s) of your accepted paper(s), and any other information that may be relevant.

Last update: May 8, 2014 - Credits