Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), approximately seven miles from Center City, serves 25 airlines with nearly 500 daily departures to more than 120 destinations worldwide. 

Located just seven miles from Center City, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is served by all major domestic carriers. To see all airlines flying into Philadelphia International Airport, visit

And once you arrive, you won’t have to wait long to get a taste of some of Philadelphia’s famous fare. Check out our guide to the Best Places to Eat at Philadelphia International Airport to satisfy those post-flight cravings.

Navigating travel to and from PHL is simple, thanks to frequent public transportation service and access to cab and car services. SEPTA’s Airport Regional Rail Line from stations in Center City and University City carry passengers by train, and as three bus routes serve several areas in the region: Route 37 to/from South Philadelphia and Chester, Pa.; Route 108 to/from 69th Street Transportation Center; and Route 115 to/from Suburban Square in Ardmore.

Taxis charge a flat rate of $28.50 for travel between Center City and the airport, or you can pay the meter to go anywhere else in the metro area ($2.70 upon entry plus $2.30 per mile). Travelers can also hail a Lyft or Uber to their destination. Seven rental car agencies operate at PHL for travelers who want to venture out on their own.

Those who want to kick back and relax en route to the City of Brotherly Love can hop on Amtrak, which provides service along the Northeast Corridor and points west and south; or Greyhound, operating bus service throughout the region from its Chinatown terminal. The extremely wallet-friendly and popular Megabus and BoltBus lines, which depart from outside William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, connect Philadelphia with Boston, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.