Philadelphia airport guide
Philadelphia International Airport
International visitors to Philadelphia arrive in the city via Philadelphia International Airport, which is just 11 kilometres from downtown “Philly”.
Often referred to simply by its airport code “PHL”, Philadelphia International Airport is the 12th busiest in the world. It’s also the primary international hub of US Airways.
Philadelphia International Airport includes a total of seven terminals. The primary international terminal is Terminal A West, although other terminals handle certain international flights.
Terminals B and C are the main terminals for US Airways, and connect to the Philadelphia Marketplace, a shopping mall and food court complex.
Terminals A (East and West) B, C, D and E are interconnected. Terminal F is separate but can be reached by shuttle buses that depart from Terminals A and C. The shuttles are operated by US Airways and are free of charge.
All of the terminals at Philadelphia International Airport include a good range of dining options, shops and services. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, which also features play areas for children, business centres and spas. Currency exchange counters and ATMs are readily available and easy to find.
Started in 1998, an exhibitions program at the airport provides millions of visitors with an instant welcome to Philadelphia’s vibrant art scene.
Getting to and from the airport
Southern Pennsylvania Transport Authority (SEPTA) operates an accessible bus service that leaves from Zone 1 outside the baggage claim areas of Terminals A through E. This has stops on Routes 37, 108 and 115; the fare is $2.25.
SEPTA operates a rail line between the airport and Center City station, with stops along the way at University City, Amtrak’s 30th Street, Suburban and Jefferson stations. You can board a train from any one of the airport’s terminals.
Taxis charge a flat rate from the airport to downtown Philadelphia. They can be accessed at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway.
Rent a car
Car rental is available from many major providers, such as Avis, Budget, Hertz and more, in Zone 2, outside the baggage claim area for each terminal.