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About Philadelphia Intl. Airport

The facility, which was established in Philadelphia in 1925 with an aim to provide training for the National Guard, took the name of Philadelphia Municipal Airport and started hosting flights in 1927. After the United States of America get involved in the Second World War, the airport was used as a training airfield for the United States Air Forces. The airport, which was completely civilized in 1945, gained the status of international airport and took the name of Philadelphia International Airport. The terminal building, which was opened in 1953, was renewed and expanded in 2005. 25 airline companies using Philadelphia International Airport annually carry 30 million passengers to nearly 120 flight destinations worldwide.

Getting to the City Center from Philadelphia Intl. Airport

Passengers who want to reach the city from Philadelphia International Airport are provided with public transportation by trains. In addition to renting private cars at the airport, the passengers can rent a limousine with a private driver and go whenever they wish by making a unique city tour. Among all alternatives, taxis stand out as the means of transportation mostly preferred by passengers.

Taxi

All City Cabs, Capital, City Cab, Cresent, Liberty, Olde City, PHL Cab, Quaker City, Victory and Yellow Cab companies at Philadelphia International Airport are charging fixed rates to take the passengers to the city center. Travelers can pay by cash or credit card. Starting with the second person, there is a $ 1 charge for each extra person, in addition to the fixed rate. There is no extra charge for passengers under 12 years old.

Train

Trains with departure point F Terminal pass through the terminals E, D, C, B and A, respectively, to transport passengers to the Jefferson Railway Station in the city center. Trains, with an interval of half an hour, operate between 05:07 and midnight. Passengers wanting to board the train need to buy tickets from the counters before traveling.

Limousine Rental

The staff at the information desk at the airport next to the luggage delivery areas in the terminal communicates with American Limo, Atlantic Sedan Service, Delaware Express and Tropiano rental companies for those passengers who want to rent a limousine. You can information on fees and other matters from the staff, rent your limousine and pay the fare to limousine drivers by cash or credit card.

Car Rental

You can rent a car 24/7 from the offices of Hertz, Avis, National, Dollar and Enterprise companies located in Philadelphia International Airport's extensive park area to get to the city center.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2017
Getting to Philadelphia Intl. Airport from the City Center

Passengers in Philadelphia can travel to Philadelphia International Airport using many different means of transportation. Passengers who prefer trains and taxis in general, can sometimes use alternative means of transportation such as rental bicycles and cars.

Taxi

Taxis waiting for passengers in almost every street of the city can take their passengers to the Philadelphia International Airport in almost 15 minutes.

Train

Trains between Jefferson Railway Station in the city center and Philadelphia International Airport run from 04:16 to 23:16, on thirty minutes intervals. Passengers who want to use trains, with stops at all terminals in the airport, need to buy tickets.

Bicycle

Those who do not have large suitcases and want a private trip avoiding traffic can arrive at the Philadelphia International Airport, about 17 kilometers from the city center, in about an hour by renting bicycles. You can make a safe and pleasant journey thanks the private route, which is reserved for cyclists, between the airport and the city center. You can leave the bicycle you rented from Indego Company, which has many stations in the city, to the bicycle slots in the parking areas of the airport.

Car Rental

Those who want to use a private car in Philadelphia, which is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, can rent cars from Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Alamo. After arriving at the airport, you can deliver the rental car to the officials of the same companies in the airport parking area and complete your transactions.

Airport Information

Philadelphia International Airport has a single terminal building that covers a very large area. There is wireless internet facility in every corner of the terminal building. There is a 24/7 shop for lost goods, a large number of cash dispensers, and a charging station for electronic devices such as mobiles and tablets. Baby rooms are specially designed for passengers with children and can be used free of charge for the first 30 minutes. Animal care rooms are also offered to passengers as a special service. At the airport there is also an exhibition hall where cultural events are occasionally held.

The airport hosts a large number of shops where you can shop. The most prominent of these stores are as follows: Afaze, Aldo Lamberti Trattoria, B-iconic, Barb’s Harley Davidson, Brooks Brothers, CNBC News, Gap, Finish Line, Hudson News, InMotion Entertainment, Magic Shoe Shine, Johnston & Murphy, Minute Suites, Pandora, Roster, Swarovski, Tech Stop.

There also many places where you can order food and drink at the airport. These places are Dunkin Donuts, Guava & Java, Chopotle, Chibotle, Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar, Geno's Steaks, Far East, Famous Famiglia, Dunkin Donuts, Asian Chao, Au Bon Pain, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Bruegger's Bagels, Burrito Elito, Jack Duggan's Pub & Restaurant, McDonald's, Local Tavern, Legal Sea Foods, Le Bus Cafe, PinkBerry, Red Mango, Sbarro, Starbucks, Smashburger and Tagliere.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2017

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