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Airports in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Overview

Philadelphia International Airport has two international terminals and five domestic ones. The terminals house over 160 restaurants and shops and the airport is one of the busiest airports 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.

Location

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 $6.50 one way. Philadelphia Trains depart regularly 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 and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 215 937 6937.

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Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Overview

The large, yet well-designed Pittsburgh International Airport has plenty of shops, restaurants and amenities on offer for travellers from across the world. The airport is well connected to central Pittsburgh via bus and is located just 20 miles (32km) from the centre of town.

Pittsburgh International Airport is the second busiest airport in Pennsylvania after Philadelphia International. It's the perfect airport to use to access the scenic city of Pittsburgh, with its varied architecture nestled in between bridges, rivers and steep hills throughout the city.

Location

The airport is located 14 miles (22km) west of central Pittsburgh.

Getting to the city

Several limousine, taxi and shuttle bus services operate from the airport, providing transport to the city and nearby centres. Public transportation is limited to the Port Authority Transit's 28X Airport Flyer, which departs roughly every 30 minutes, connecting to central Pittsburgh for approximately $3.75. All public transport and taxi ranks are situated on the baggage reclaim level of the Landside Terminal.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: + 1 412 472 3525.

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University State Airport (SCE)

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) from downtown State College.

Getting to the city

There is no public transport to the airport, but taxis, shuttles and rental cars are available.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

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

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