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Airports in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Overview

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 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

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. One way fares are $6.75 to Center City, with $9.25 to other stations beyond Center City.

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.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: (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 about 14 miles (22km) west of central Pittsburgh.

Getting to the city

Several taxi, shuttle bus and limousine companies service the airport, providing transport to the city and nearby centres. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available. Public transportation is limited to the Port Authority Transit 28X Airport Flyer, which departs roughly every 30 minutes, connecting to downtown Pittsburgh.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: + 1 412 472 3525.

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Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

Location

The airport is located six miles (10km) from Allentown city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxis, public buses and shuttles are available at the airport to transport passengers to the city centre and car rental is also available.

Time

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

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University Park Airport (SCE)

Location

The airport is situated around 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 mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: (814) 865 4042

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Erie International Airport Tom Ridge Field (ERI)

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) southwest of Erie.

Getting to the city

The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority provides regular transport to the Greater Erie region.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: (814) 833 4258

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Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport (AVP)

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (14km) from downtown Scranton.

Getting to the city

Taxis, buses, and rental cars are available at the airport and a number of hotels offer shuttles for their guests.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: (570) 602 2000

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Capital City Airport (HAR)

Location

The airport is situated three miles (5km) southeast of Harrisburg

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: (717) 525 9999

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

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