Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Philadelphia Skyline

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Philadelphia International Airport is the only major airport for the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, serving almost 31 million passengers last year. / 215.937.6937

How to Get There:

Philly International is located seven miles from downtown, accessible by interstates 76, 95 and 476.

Call the Lady Liberty Shuttle (215.724.8888) about four hours before your departure to ensure you make it to the terminal on time. Prices are reasonable, and you can pay using major credit cards.

SEPTA’s high speed line runs between Center City and the airport from 5:25 a.m. until 11:25 p.m. every
30 minutes daily, with connections to Amtrak and Regional Rail lines.

Picking Up & Dropping Off:

Check real-time flight information by calling 1.800.745.4283 or checking online. Philly International’s Cell Phone Waiting Lot is also a convenient spot where you can wait for your visitor to arrive.

In 2009, Philadelphia International Airport created the Cell Phone Waiting Lot, where you can park and wait until your visitor is ready to be picked up. From there, it takes less than a minute to reach the terminals.

Early for your flight?

With more than 160 stores and eateries, the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops in Terminal B and C can entertain you for hours. In addition, free Wi-Fi is offered across all seven terminals, and almost every one has rotating art exhibits.