Housing and Travel

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2018 Call for Proposals

Hotel Information

NAFSA’s housing block for the 2018 Annual Conference will open on March 1, 2018. The full list of conference hotels will be available late February 2018.

Transportation Within Philadelphia

NAFSA Conference Shuttle

A complimentary shuttle service will be offered between designated conference hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC). Route information, shuttle times, and contact information will be available March 2018

Public Transportation

The Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia at 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. It is easily accessible by car, train, regional rail the SEPTA Jefferson Station, and bus. For more information on the local public transit system, please visit the SEPTA website.

Get around Philadelphia in a PHLASH! The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop™ is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions. Check out the Getting Around Philly brochure, or visit The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop™ website for more information.


Need a place to park? The Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) has garage parking available to all visitors and guests of any event or business in the downtown area.

Airport Information

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is 30 minutes from downtown Philadelphia and is easily accessible by taxi or public transit.

Traveling to Philadelphia from Abroad

If you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident you may require a nonimmigrant visa to enter the United States. Nonimmigrant visas are for international travelers coming to the U.S. temporarily. NAFSA will begin to accept letters of invitation for international attendees in early January 2018.

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has created several travel resources specifically for their international visitors. Check out the PHL CVB International Travelers website to start planning your American adventure to NAFSA 2018!

Explore Philadelphia

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