Transfer to/from Philadelphia airport (PHL)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Philadelphia airport (PHL)

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Philadelphia airport (PHL)

Bus - Line 37 from SEPTA (Tel +1 215 580 7800) travels to Broad-Snyder, in South Philadelphia, and Chester Transportation Center. Route 108 runs to 69th Street Transportation Center, serving Eastwick and Yeadon. Bus 115 goes to Folcroft East Industrial Center, Sharon Hill Trolley Station, Darby Transportation Center and Delaware County Community College. Tickets cost USD2.50 and buses can be boarded in zone 1, outside the baggage reclaim hall. Timetables and schedules
On the other hand, from zones 7 and 8 depart private services to different destinations. These must be booked in advance: AAA Airport One Direct (Tel +1 215 677 3544), Call-First Transit (Tel +1 302 427 3736), Delaware Express (Tel +1 302 454 7800 / 800 648 5466), Rapid Rover (Tel +1 856 428 1500), Tropiano (Tel +1 800 559 2040).

Train - SEPTA's Airport Regional Rail Line (Tel +1 215 580 7800) travels from the airport to the city centre in approximately 25 minutes, with a cost of USD6.75. It leaves every 30 min. between 5:00 am and 0:30 am. Trains can be boarded from the walkways between terminals. Stops include Eastwick, University City, 30th Street Station, Suburban Station, Jefferson Station, Temple University, Wayne Junction, Melrose Park, Elkins Park and Glenside. At the stations you can make connections with trains from Amtrak, Keystone Service and New Jersey Transit.

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Taxi - Cabs can be hailed at zone 5 of the commercial transportation roadway. They operate around the clock and have meters. There is a flat fare of USD28.50 to the central area of Philadelphia. Available companies: All City Cab (Tel +1 215 467 6666), Capital (Tel +1 215 235 2200), City Cab (Tel +1 215 492 6500), Cresent (Tel +1 215 365 3500), Liberty (Tel +1 215 389 8000), Olde City (Tel +1 215 338 0838), Philadelphia Coach (Tel +1 215 744 7777), PHL Cab (Tel +1 215 232 2000), Quaker City (Tel +1 215 728 8000), Victory (Tel +1 215 225 5000), Yellow Cab (Tel +1 215 333 3333). Travel time to the city centre is 15-30 minutes.

Latest updates: May 09, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.