Airports in Philadelphia

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)


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

The immigration counters at Philly Airport are often understaffed, so if you're travelling at peak periods then allow yourself enough time for queues and delays. Once you'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 seven miles (11km) from downtown Philadelphia.

Getting to the city

Public transport is operated by SEPTA, which provides a high-speed rail service between the airport terminals and central Philadelphia, which is the fastest connection to the city centre. Fares are $6.75 one way. Trains depart every 30 minutes between 5am and midnight 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 mobile app based taxi services are also available.


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


Tel: +1 215 937 6937.

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

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