Airport location, terminals and transportation
Philadelphia International Airport is the largest airport of the city. It is situated on the territory of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a basic airport of the US Airways company. It was established as a training airfield for the National Guard, and later received the status of a municipal airport. Since 1945 it has been an airport of international status. Nowadays the airport is promptly developing in connection with the constantly increasing passenger traffic (about 32 million people a year). It is considered one of the busiest airports in the world. The airport has 7 terminals and 124 gates. There are crossings between terminals. Besides, a shuttle runs between Terminals East and F terminals, and between Terminals C and F.
You can get to the city centre by trains connecting the stops of Terminals A-East, B, C, D, and E with the centre of Philadelphia. There are bus routes to different destinations. These are buses number 37, 108, 115 (South Philadelphia, the transportation centre, Ardmore). The airport bus stop is located in the arrival area 1, behind the baggage claim area. The prices of taxi to the city centre are fixed (departure from zone 5).
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
Car rental services are provided at the airport by several representative offices of large companies of the international level. These are Advantage, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. All these companies offer a shuttle bus from the terminal building (zone 2 behind the baggage claim area) to their office. Information desks in Terminals A-East, B/C and D/E are located in the baggage claim halls. You should proceed from the baggage claim area, following the signs.
Clients of Dollar receive rented cars in the parking lot opposite the multi-level parking garage of Terminals A-East and B. Budget's customers get leased vehicles closer to the multi-level parking garage of Terminal C. Avis's ones take their rented cars opposite the parking garage of Terminals C and D. The customers of Alamo, National, and Hertz pick up their leased vehicles opposite the parking garage of Terminals E/F. The car park of Enterprise is situated behind the parking lots of Terminals E/F. Such companies as Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, and National also let their clients receive leased vehicles in the airport terminals.
Booking a car through the online service allows you to order the necessary car in good time at an affordable price. You are free to choose a vehicle of any class, ranging from economy to premium-class models.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
The airport encompasses several types of parking lots. Among them there are multi-level parking garages lying near the corresponding terminals (A, B, C, D, E/F). A short-term car park in the lower level of the airport is accessible to all the terminals. A budget long-stay parking lot (Economy parking) is located behind Terminal F. A free shuttle goes from here to the airport.
The hotels situated next to the airport provide a free shuttle service for their guests. The nearest hotels to PHL are Courtyard by Marriott (0.1 km), Tinikum Blvd (0.7 km), Microtel (0.9 km), Hampton Inn (1.2 km), Hilton (1.6 km), Sheraton (1.8 km) and others. The shuttle to hotels departs from zone 4. The majority of the hotels have parking spaces on their territory.