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Philadelphia (PHL)

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is 7.2 miles from the city center. The predominant carrier at PHL is US Airways, which offers flights to destinations throughout the US and Europe, as well as a handful to Latin America. Southwest has become US Airways’ main domestic competitor at PHL since 2004.

Ground Transportation Information desks are located each baggage claim area, they can provide you with a list of authorized providers that serve your destination area.


The R1 railway line serves each terminal throughout the day until approximately midnight and takes about twenty minutes to travel between the airport and center city Philadelphia, making stops at all major commuter tunnel stations: 30th Street Station (Amtrak), Suburban Station (Penn Center, City Hall, Center City) and Market East Station (East Market Street, The Gallery, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal). Tickets for the R1 train can be purchased onboard the train, cash-only, for about $9.


The #37 SEPTA bus stops at all terminals (Directly outside baggage claim) and goes into South Philadelphia, terminating at the Broad Street Line subway station “Snyder.” The trip costs $2 cash, payable to the driver.


Taxis offer a flat rate of $28.50 from the airport to Center City. There is a $10.00 minimum fare to any destination. Taxi services can be picked up at Zone 5.

Car Rental

The airport is served by Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.
To pick-up your vehicle please proceed to Zone 2 outside the baggage claim area.


Sedan and Limousine services can be picked up at Zone 6.


Shuttles and shared vans can be picked up at Zone 7.

Philadelphia Airport Information

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