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Philadelphia Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Philadelphia Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United States.

Airport Distance
Newark Liberty Airport 128km
Baltimore/Washington Airport 145km
New York JFK Airport 151km
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
16 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Philadelphia Airport by public transport. Visit the Philadelphia Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
16 km
30 min
$ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Philadelphia Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Philadelphia Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Philadelphia Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Philadelphia Airport.

Flight tickets

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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
  • JetBlue


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Philadelphia Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia

Located outside of downtown Philadelphia this hotel is 1.8 km from the Philadelphia Airport. This Microtel Inn features free WiFi and a business center.


Philadelphia Airport Marriott, Philadelphia

This Marriott is directly connected to the Philadelphia International Airport. The City Hall is 17 km away. Guest rooms at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott are furnished with a lounge chair and a work desk.


Hampton Inn Philadelphia-Airport, Philadelphia

Featuring an ideal location near Philadelphia International Airport and the attractions of the city centre, this conveniently placed hotel offers thoughtful amenities and services, including free 24-hour airport shuttle service.

Hotels in Philadelphia

Looking for the best hotels in Philadelphia? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, an IHG Hotel, Philadelphia

Located in Center City Philadelphia, 87 metres from Independence Hall, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia features a rooftop lounge overlooking the Liberty Bell. Free WiFi access is offered.


Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center, Philadelphia

Located in Philadelphia, 322 metres from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center features a complimentary hot breakfast daily. Free WiFi access is available.


Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia

Located in the centre of the historical district, one block away from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, this hotel offers an indoor pool and fitness centre.

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: Museum of Illusions Timed Entrance Ticket

Discover mind-bending optical illusions and immersive rooms at the Museum of Illusions in Philadelphia. Confuse your brain and senses while having loads of fun and plenty of photo-ops.


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.

Tour & transport

Philadelphia: Grim, Dark, and Twisted History Tour

Experience the grim side of Philadelphia's colonial history. Hear dark tales of death and disease, risque romps, and sadistic torture. Visit the Liberty Bell, as well as prison, execution, and mass grave sites on this 2 hour tour.


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