General instructions on getting to the venue are listed
The closest airport is Harrisburg International Airport (HIA),
at a ~40-minute drive from the venue.
Harrisburg is a small airport, however,
and you are likely to have more options flying into
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
(particularly for those planning to attend CoNEXT in Philadelphia.)
Note that PHL is not mentioned in the page linked to above;
more detailed information on getting to the venue from
HIA and PHL follows.
From Harrisburg Airport:
Harrisburg International Airport is the nearest airport
to the venue,
and is a ~40-minute drive from the venue.
We have made arrangements with the following shuttle company:
Unique Limousine of Harrisburg:
Phone number: +1-800-298-8053
Town Car (upto 3 people): USD 116 (includes gratuity)
Van (4-10 people): USD 154 (includes gratuity)
Cancellation: Allowed upto ~3 hours before pick-up time.
While you should budget for the worst case cost of USD 116 per person,
we have arranged for sharing, and the best case cost is USD 15.4
when 10 people share a van. The shuttle company is co-ordinating
grouping and scheduling, and will try to accomodate sharing when possible.
When you call to make your reservation,
please let them know the following:
(i) that you are with the PFLDNeT group
(ii) that you are willing to share, and
(iii) how long you are willing to wait to share a shuttle.
You can call the phone number above closer to the travel date
and check whether (and how much) you will be sharing.
From Philadelphia Airport:
Philadelphia International Airport
is a 1.5-hour drive from the venue,
and may be preferred for those planning to continue on
Public transport is also quite convenient and can be used to
get from the Philadelphia Airport to Lancaster as follows:
SEPTA Airport Line
to get from the airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station.
Tickets can be purchased
at the train station. (Travel time: ~30 minutes)
to get from "30th Street" Station (station code: PHL)
to Lancaster (station code: LNC). Tickets can be purchased at
kiosks or windows
at 30th Street Station, or online
If you purchase your tickets online, and if you miss your train, go
to the customer service desk at 30th Street Station and pay the
difference (if any) for the next train. In case the customer service
desk is closed, assume that the ticket will work on the following train.
(Travel time: ~70 minutes)
The Mariott is a ~25-minute walk
or a 5-minute taxicab ride
from the Lancaster Amtrak train station.
Taxicab Information (in no particular order):
Friendly Transportation: 1-800-795-FAST
Yellow Cab: 717-397-8100
If in need, please call Jana Iyengar at 239-404-6170 (cell)