The US state of Pennsylvania has two major airports, Philadelphia Airport (33.0 million passengers in 2019) in the east and Pittsburgh Airport (9.7 million passengers in 2019) in the west. The Appalachian Mountains run through the middle of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Airport is a hub for American Airlines and Frontier Airlines. Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in the United States with 1.6 million inhabitants and is abbreviated as Philly. For those wanting to visit the US state of Delaware (“a corporate tax haven”), Philadelphia Airport is the closest international airport.
Where is Philadelphia Airport situated?
The city of Philadelphia is located between the largest city (New York City) and capital (Washington D.C.) of the United States. Philadelphia International Airport is located southwest of Philadelphia Center City.
How many terminals does Philadelphia Airport have?
The airport has six terminals, namely Terminal A (West/East), B, C, D, E and F. On the landside you can travel with the regional train between the terminals, the airport has four railway stations (A , B, C/D, E/F). On the airside of the airport you can walk between the terminals, in addition there are free shuttle buses running between Terminal A and Terminal F and between Terminal C and Terminal F.
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|New York LaGuardia Airport||153km|
|Washington Reagan National Airport||192km|
The distance from Philadelphia Airport to the centre of Philadelphia is 16 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Philadelphia.
From PHL Airport to Philadelphia City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Philadelphia Airport by public transport. Visit the Philadelphia Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Philadelphia Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Philadelphia is about $ 30.-. Book your taxi at Philadelphia Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From PHL Airport to Philadelphia City centre by Taxi
At Philadelphia Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Philadelphia Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Philadelphia Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- American Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Philadelphia
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Philadelphia Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Philadelphia: Double-Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour
Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia that highlights over 100 years of history. Choose from a 1, 2, or 3-day ticket, and hop off any of the sites along the route and an option to add a visit to the legendary Eastern State Penitentiary.
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