Passenger guide - Philadelphia airport (PHL) 

 
Philadelphia airport (PHL)

Philadelphia International Airport, opened in 1940, serves the Delaware Valley area, Pennsylvania, and is one of the busiest in the United States. It operates with domestic and international flights to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.

Official Website: phl.org
Number of Terminals - 7 - A West and East, B, C, D, E and F. Open 24 hours a day. A free shuttle bus links the terminals to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 30.1 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +1 215 937 6937. Flight information: Tel +1 800 745 4283. There are information counters near the security checkpoints inside each terminal.

 

The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) southwest from downtown Philadelphia.

 
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Inside the baggage reclaim area of every terminal there are ground transportation information desks (Tel +1 215 937 6958).

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 0:00 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.

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.

 

Car rental agencies are available 24 hours a day and can be contacted through the ground transportation information desks, in the baggage reclaim areas.

Alamo (Tel +1 215 492 3960)
Avis (Tel +1 215 492 0900)
Budget (Tel +1 800 527 0700)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000)
Enterprise (Tel +1 610 521 3700)
Hertz (Tel +1 215 492 7200)
National (Tel +1 800 227 7368)

 

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, postal, fax and photocopying services, VIP lounges, charging stations, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access. The Marriott hotel, connected to Terminal B, provides business services and meeting rooms.

Food and Drinks- There are numerous restaurants, cafés, bars and fast food outlets inside all terminals. Au Bon Pain, in Terminal C, is open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in terminals A East and West. Throughout the enclosure there are also newsagents, books, electronics, souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, accessories, sweets, toys, music, perfumes, cosmetics, footwear.
Baggage- The lost and found office, operating 24 hours a day, is located in the communications center, between terminals C and D (Tel +1 215 937 6888).
Other Services- Children's play area, shoeshines, spas, baby changing facilities, art exhibits.

 

Inside the enclosure there are parking areas for short and long stays. One minute away from the terminals there is also a free passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Waiting Lot). In addition, charging stations for electric vehicles and bicycle racks are available. More information: Tel +1 215 683 9840. Rates

Parking Garages - Multi-storey facilities opposite the terminals. Short-term spaces on the ground floor.
Economy Lot - Outdoor area for long stays situated past Terminal F. A complimentary shuttle service runs 24 hours a day to the terminals.

 

Facilities include ramps, elevators, moving walkways, Braille signage, adapted toilets and telephones, reserved parking spaces, special lanes at the security checkpoints, relief areas for service animals. Individual airlines provide wheelchairs. Transportation systems in and around the airport are accessible for passengers with reduced mobility.

 

The Philadelphia Airport Marriott (Tel +1 215 492 9000) is connected to Terminal B through a sky bridge. Inside the hallway between terminals A and B there are also private rooms from Minute Suites (Tel +1 215 937 1076). There are many other alternatives nearby, with transfer services for their guests. Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport (Tel +1 215 365 4500), Courtyard Philadelphia Airport (Tel +1 215 365 2200), Hampton Inn Philadelphia-International Airport (Tel +1 215 966 1300), Extended Stay America - Philadelphia - Airport - Tinicum Blvd (Tel +1 215 492 6766), Extended Stay America - Philadelphia - Airport - Bartram Ave. (Tel +1 215 365 4360), Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport (Tel +1 215 365 2254), Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport (Tel +1 215 492 0700), Aloft Philadelphia Airport (Tel +1 267 298 1700).