There are many ways to get to Philcon:
Driving is the easiest way to get to Philcon. The hotel offers free parking!
If you can't drive to Philcon, it's still easy to get to. There are several options for public transit.
The NJ Transit 406 bus goes from Philadelphia directly to the hotel. There are bus stops on Market St, Race St, and Vine St. between 6th St. and Broad St. See the schedule for a map. Tell the driver you want to get off at the Crown Plaza Hotel. The cross street is Cuthbert Blvd. The travel time is about 55 minutes. A PDF schedule for the 406 bus is available at: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0406.pdf
If you are coming to Philadelphia by bus, the Greyhound Station is at 10th & Filbert Streets. When you arrive, proceed via the NJT 406 bus as described above.
The NJ Transit Atlantic City Line departs from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia every 80 minutes. (Buy tickets at the SEPTA windows.) The trip takes approximately 25 minutes. Exit the train at the first stop (Cherry Hill). The station is about one-half mile east of the Crowne Plaza, which is visible from the train station (if the leaves have fallen). A PDF schedule for the NJ Atlantic City Train can be found at: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/r0090.pdf
Taxis may be queued near the station. If not, phone numbers are posted.
If you choose to walk, Google Maps estimates the distance as 0.8 miles. Please be careful as part of the walk is beside a major highway.
Patco trains depart from the underground concourse in Center City. Get off at the Collingswood station. Taxis are usually available at this station. If not, call the Crown Plaza Concierge at 1-856-665-6666 and ask for the Concierge Desk. The Concierge will call a taxi for you.
If you choose to walk, Google Maps estimates the distance as 1.5 miles. Please be careful as part of the walk is beside a major highway.
Information about Patco schedules and fares is available at: http://www.ridepatco.org
Take the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor train to the Trenton Transit Center (NJ Transit, SEPTA, Wikipedia). A PDF schedule for the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line is available at: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/r0070.pdf
Amtrak arrives at Philadelphia 30th Street Station. From this point there are three ways to reach Philcon:
Call Rapid Rover (1-800-322-8062, www.rapidrover.com) the day before your flight, and give them your flight number and scheduled arrival time. Once you have arrived at baggage claim, use the telephones (dial 21) (or counter, if staffed) to call Rapid Rover for a shared-ride van.
The fare is $27.00/person; children under 12 are $12/child. Please mention any children who are under 8 or weigh less than 80 pounds so car and booster seats can be provided. Approximate travel time 30 minutes.
The Airport line goes from the Airport to Center City Philadelphia. You can get off at 30th Street Station and follow the directions from there in "Regional Rail (New Jersey Transit)" above, or get off at the Market East Station where you can either transfer to the Patco line (see "Regional Rail (PATCO)" above) or go up to the street level and catch the 406 Bus directly to Philcon (see "By Bus").
A schedule for the R1 Line is available at: http://www.septa.org/schedules/rail/pdf/air.pdf