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Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)


Philadelphia International Airport has seven terminals, housing a big selection of restaurants and shops. The airport is one of the busiest in the world and the main gateway to Philadelphia, one of America's most culturally rich and diverse cities.

The immigration counters at Philadelphia Airport are often understaffed, so if visitors are travelling at peak periods, they should allow themselves enough time for queues and delays. Once they've dealt with the queues, the airport has a range of services on offer, including shoeshine facilities and a great art programme.


The airport is located eight miles (13km) from downtown Philadelphia.

Getting to the city

SEPTA operates public transport, providing a high-speed rail service between the airport terminals and central Philadelphia, which is the fastest connection to the city centre.

Trains depart every 30 minutes between 4.52am and 11.52pm every day, and the journey takes about 25 minutes. SEPTA Bus Routes 37, 108, and 115 also run to downtown Philadelphia. Taxis, shuttles, rental cars, and ride-hailing app services are also available.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: (215) 937 6937

Car rental

Car rental agencies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. Information is available for each of the car rental agencies from Ground Transportation Information desks located in all baggage claim areas.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available, day and night. They are metered but charge a flat rate for transport to the city centre. Taxis are found on the Commercial Transportation Roadway in Zone 5.

Transfer between terminals

Philadelphia International Airport consists of seven terminals (A East, A West, B, C, D, E, and F). Terminal F is the only building not directly connected to the others, but free shuttles connect it to Terminal A-East and Terminal C.


Airport facilities are comprehensive, with banks, ATMs, and currency exchange facilities. Travellers can also choose from the numerous restaurants, cafes, and fast food outlets available. The airport features art exhibitions and multiple shops, including duty-free.


Short-term parking at Philadelphia International Airport costs $4 for half an hour and $2 per 30 minutes thereafter, up to a daily maximum of $44. Long-term parking has similar rates, but the daily rate is just $24. The Economy Lot costs $11 per day and is connected to the terminal via a free shuttle service.



Free WiFi is available throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

A number of workstations are scattered throughout the terminal. The UPS store between Terminal A and B offers photocopying, faxing, and mailing facilities as well as internet stations.

Philadelphia International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.