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About Philadelphia

The largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is the 6th largest city and certainly one of the country's most historical ones. In fact, Philadelphia was once the capital of the young United States, which explains the many historical and cultural sites that can still be visited there today. 

Today it is a city of immigrants, statues, and museums. The famous thinker Benjamin Franklin lived here, and you can see many areas dedicated to his memory. There are also the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Please Touch museum, the Franklin Science Museum and many other places of learning that give Philadelphia a distinctly educational character. You can enjoy the pleasant spring and fall weather in its many parks, including Clark Park, Fairmount Park, Sesame Place, and the Philadelphia Zoo. 

Like many other cities in the U.S, Philadelphia is also a city of diversity thanks to the many immigrants who have chosen to make their homes here. You can find great examples of Asian and African cuisine as well as local specialities such as beef steak and pretzels. 

Transportation to Philadelphia City Center from Airport


Mustin Alf Airport

It is known as the largest and most developed city of Pennsylvania, located in the east of the United States of America. Philadelphia is also home to one of the state’s busiest airports.

Philadelphia airport, which welcomes its passengers at a distance of 15 kilometers of the city, attracts as much interest as the city itself, with the facilities it offers, its domestic and international flights. In Philadelphia, passengers can also take advantage of many different means of transportation when traveling to the city center from the airport. This airport offers unique services for its passengers.

In Philadelphia, bus is the most economical option for going to the center of the city from the airport. Those who do not want to be affected by the possible traffic can get on the trains. You can also reach the center of the city by renting a car. Particularly for those who travel as a crowded group, shuttle services can be recommended. Limousines are also at the service of the passengers who want to travel in the city comfortably and luxuriously.


Once you've reached Philadelphia Airport, you can easily find the train station located in the terminal building and get to the city center by using the trains that are operating every 30 minutes. The ticket price of these trains in Philadelphia is also very budget friendly. One way ticket price is 8 dollars. The travel to the center of the city by train takes about 25 minutes. The trains carry passengers to the city center from 05:07 am to 00:07 am.


Another economical alternative for travelling to the city center from the airport is bus. By using the buses that you will see after leaving the terminal building of Philadelphia Airport, you can reach many parts of the city in an economical and comfortable way. At the A, B, C, D and E terminals of the airport, you can see the buses just outside the area where you receive your baggage. The passengers arriving to the F terminal can also easily reach the buses by coming to the E terminal. Ticket prices for buses are about 3 dollars.


You can get to the city center with a quick and comfortable travel by getting on a taxi waiting just outside the area called Zone 5 at the airport. The taxis in the city work with taximeter system and there is not much chance of bargaining about the taxi fares. You must pay at least 10 dollars to travel anywhere in the city by taxi. Generally, you need to pay about 30 dollars for travelling to the city center from the airport. Also, remember that you need to pay at least 1 dollar for each passenger over the age of 12 if you will use a taxi in Philadelphia. You can also pay the fare by your credit card for all of the taxis offering service at the airport. If you have any questions about the taxi service, you can get in contact by calling 215-937-6958.

Shuttle and Limousine

At Philadelphia Airport passengers also have the chance of getting to the city center with comfortable shuttles and limousines. Luxurious shuttles and limousines are waiting for their passengers just outside the area called Zone 6 at the airport. If you wish, in Zone 7 you can also find services that you can use as a shared car. The fares for this service can vary in different periods. You can also contact 215-937-6958 to find out about the latest fares and to get detailed information about this service.

Car Rental

Car rental is one of the most preferred transportation alternatives in the city. It is very attractive option in the city thanks to the wide and ordered roads, the drivers who obey the traffic rules, and of course the comfortable American cars. Among the car rental companies that meet the passengers in the city, there are famous brands such as AVIS, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Before your travel, you can visit the websites of these companies to analyze the vehicle options and make a reservation for the vehicle you want to rent. Remember that one of most important conditions for renting a car in the city is to have a valid driver's license.

Private Car

If you want to get to the city center of Philadelphia from the airport by your own car, you just need to follow certain directions. After you leave the airport, the I-95 South or I-76 East roads will lead you to the center of Philadelphia in a very short time. By following I-95 South, you can also reach NJ Turnpike.


Bicycle is one of the commonly used means of transportation in the city. The situation is not so different when travelling from the airport to the city center. Thanks to the ordered roads and generally little traffic in Philadelphia, it is possible to get from the airport to the city center by using your bicycle. Moreover, you have the possibility to leave your bicycle for up to 72 hours in the parking areas at the airport. By bicycle, you reach the Platt Bridge region by fallowing the road PA 291 West.

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.


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.


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.

Weather in Philadelphia

DayMin - Max
SaturdayMin 24ºC - Max 36ºC
SundayMin 25ºC - Max 37ºC
MondayMin 22ºC - Max 31ºC
TuesdayMin 20ºC - Max 33ºC
WednesdayMin 24ºC - Max 34ºC

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