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Philadelphia Airport Guide (PHL)

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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and a majority of the airport’s property is located within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PHL started in 1925 as a National Guard air training field and was known as “Hog Island”. The site of the airport was dedicated in 1927 by aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, but proper terminal building were not built until the 1940s. Philadelphia Municipal Airport became Philadelphia International Airport in 1945 when direct flights were first scheduled to Europe.

Transfer between Terminals

Philadelphia International Airport has seven terminals. These seven terminals are accessible by foot. US Airways operates a shuttle that runs between Terminals A-East/A-West and Terminal F, and Terminals B/C and Terminal F.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Hilton Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153, 855-271-3621, Located adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport and offers a complimentary airport shuttle. Guests have access to on-site dining, a fitness center, and free internet. aloft Philadelphia Airport, 4301 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153, (267) 298-1700, This hotel connects guests to the airport via a free shuttle. Guest also have access to a fitness center, pool, and free internet. Philadelphia Airport Marriott, 1 Arrivals Rd, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA 19153, 1-866-576-5456, This hotel is connected to Terminal B via a sky bridge. The Marriott offers guests on-site dining, a fitness center, and access to internet.

Transport into Town

Taxi: Taxis charge a flat rate to downtown Philadelphia which is approximately $30. Rail: SEPTA’s Rail Line runs between the airport and Center City Philadelphia and costs $8. Bus: SEPTA operates bus routes between the airport and various points of interest and costs approximately $2.25.

Airport Lounges

USO Lounge is located in Terminal A-East; American Airlines Admirals Club is located in Terminal A-West; British Airways Speedwing Club is located in Terminal A-West; US Airways Clubs are located in Terminal A-West, Terminal B/C and Terminal F; Delta Sky Club is located in Terminal D.

Major Airlines

Philadelphia International Airport is the second largest hub of US Airways. PHL is also US Airways’ primary international hub.

Airport Facilities

Philadelphia International Airport has an active arts program which brings rotating art exhibits to the airport. Free wireless internet is available throughout the terminals.

Car Parking

Garage Parking is available in the upper level of garages near Terminals A, B, C, D, E and F, and costs $20 a day. Short-Term Parking is available on the ground level of the garages near Terminals A, B, C, D and E. Short-Term Parking costs $6 for one hour and $40 a day. Economy Parking is available in the remote exterior lot located past Terminal F. Economy Parking costs $11 a day and is connected to the terminals by a 24-hour shuttle bus.

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