Travel

Travel by Air:

The nearest major airport to the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).  The airport is located approximately eight miles from the hotel.

For information about flights, parking, car rentals and general airport information, visit the airport website at: http://www.phl.org/index.html

If you have not made Ground Transportation arrangements prior to arriving at the Philadelphia International Airport, you may secure transportation information by visiting the Ground Transportation Information desk located in each baggage claim area. A Ground Transportation Information representative can assist you by providing a list of transportation providers that are authorized to travel to your destination. Please understand that Ground Transportation representatives cannot recommend specific services; however, they can provide you with transportation options. Representatives will provide instructions on how to contact the provider of your choice. They will also alert you once your provider arrives to pick you up.

Ground Transportation & Shuttle Service:

Rail Service:

Economical rail service is available from the Philadelphia International Airport to Suburban Station in Center City. A complete schedule and additional information can be found at http://www.septa.org/schedules/rail/index.html. Please click on the Airport Line to see the schedule between the airport and Suburban Station. The station is located a few blocks from the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel. 

Limousine & Shuttle Service

There are several companies who offer these services.  Recommended by the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is the Lady Liberty Shuttle Service.  For information in addition to that provided below, please visit http://www.ladylibertyshuttle.com for complete Lady Liberty Shuttle information.  The current fare is $10/person/trip plus gratuity. 

  • Reservations are not required for airport arrivals. Service is available from 5:30am until 12:00 midnight
  • Shuttles depart the PHL airport approximately every 10-15 minutes.
  • Upon Arrival please proceed to the Ground Transportation Counter (located in Baggage Claim) - Register with the counter attendant (ticket number will be called when van arrives)
  • Dial 27 from the ground transportation counter phones (in Baggage Claim) and inform dispatcher of destination and number in party (please call after luggage is claimed)
  • The ground transportation counter employees will then coordinate you outside to your Lady Liberty Shuttle van.
  • Lady Liberty Shuttles pick up outside baggage claim at ZONE 7.

Additional Shuttle and Limousine Service options may be found at http://www.phl.org/ground_transportation.html.

 

Taxi Service:

Taxi service is available between the Philadelphia International Airport and the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.  One way transportation between the airport and the hotel is approximately $28.50 plus gratuity one way.  Taxi services can be picked up at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway.  Approximate ride time is 20 minutes.

 

Rental Cars:

All major car rental companies operate out of Philadelphia International Airport.  To catch the shuttle service to your rental car agency, please proceed to Zone 2 outside the Baggage Claim area.

 

Driving Directions:

If you are using one of the electronic assisted driving devices (GPS, Onstar, etc.), the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is located at:

201 N. 17th Street.
Philadelphia, PA 19103  

From the Philadelphia International Airport driving directions are:

1. Take ramp right for SR-291 East / Penrose Ave toward Valley Forge
4.62 miles

2. Keep straight onto I-76 West / Schuylkill Expy
2.72 miles

3. At exit 344, take ramp right for I-676 East / US-30 East / Vine St Expy toward Central Phila.
0.33 miles

4. Take ramp right for 23rd Street toward Ben Franklin Pkwy / Art Museum
0.2 miles

5. Keep straight onto Winter St
0.19 miles

6. Bear right onto Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
0.08 miles

7. At roundabout, take 4th exit onto Race St
0.15 miles

8. Keep left to stay on Race St

9. Turn right onto N 17th St
0.02 miles

Arrive at N 17th St on the left

 

Weather:

The average daily high temperature in Philadelphia in November is 55 degrees and the average daily low temperature is 40 degrees.  November is a fairly dry month with nine days of rain on average for the month.  Please visit the Weather Channel for current weather conditions.