Philadelphia International Airport - PHL

Philadelphia, United States (US)

Getting around the airport

Seven terminals

Philadelphia International Airport has seven terminal buildings, with a total of 124 gates.

  • Terminals A East, A West, B, C, D, and E are connected airside by moving walkways. Terminal F is separate but can be reached by an airside shuttle bus from Terminal C (at Gate C16).
  • Terminal F has a retail and dining space called the Hub where the terminal’s three concourses intersect. It has upscale dining, retail, and an XpresSpa.
  • There is a shopping and dining area between Concourses B and C.
  • Terminal A West is the only terminal with US Immigration & Customs; allow 35-45 minutes extra for transfers to regional flights due to distances between terminals
  • Wireless internet at the airport is free and unlimited.
  • Luggage carts are available for USD 4
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Getting into Philadelphia

Good public transport options

Train

The area’s transport authority operates rail service between the airport and Center City Philadelphia via the Airport Line. It stops at University City, Amtrak’s 30th Street, Suburban, and Jefferson stations. The fare is USD 8 if purchased on board or USD 6.50 if purchased at a station in Center City. Total travel time to the end of the line is 25 minutes. 

Terminal A East, B, C/D, E, Ground floor, Walkway Between Main Terminal and Baggage Claim Area
Hours: Every 30 minutes from 04:25-23:25 daily from Center City; 05:09-00:09 daily from airport

Bus

There are various airport bus routes, include Route 37, Route 108, and Route 115. Shuttle buses to the local colleges operate during heavy travel periods. Bus fare is USD 2.25.

Taxi

Taxis stop at all baggage claim areas, except at Terminal F where passengers can access ground transportation outside Terminal E. The flat rate between the airport and downtown Philadelphia is USD 28.25. Uber is also available at this airport.

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Virtual Library

Lounge around and read

A virtual library is available on Concourse E. Travellers can relax with comfortable lounge chairs and access the library’s e-books, podcasts, and digital content. Most content is free for everyone, but if you would like to download some non-classic titles, a library card is required. Library cards are free to Pennsylvania residents; non-residents must pay USD 50 per year. Applications can be accessed at www.freelibrary.org.

Terminal D/E connector, airside, in between Life is Good and B-Iconic shops

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Minute Suites

Get work done or take a nap

Minute suites offers private suites for an hourly fee. The rooms have high-definition TV, internet, and flight tracking. Thirteen private suites are equipped with a daybed for two; two suites have workstation cubicles. Rates are USD 38 for the first hour and USD 9.50 for every 15 minutes (first two hours), then USD 7 for every 15 minutes thereafter. Overnight rate is USD 130.

Nursing rooms are also available for nursing mothers at the Minute Suites. The first 30 minutes are free. Contact them at 215-937-1076.

Terminal A/B Connector, airside, next to CNBC News shop
Hours of operation: 07:00-21:15 (reception desk)

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Lounges

Many options

BA Galleries Lounge

Terminal A West, airside, gate A14
Opening hours: 15:00-19:00

Qatar Privilege Club

Terminal A West, airside, gate A14
Opening hours: 07:00-10:30

Delta Sky Club

Terminal D, airside, entrance across from Earl of Sandwich, next to XpresSpa
Opening hours: 05:00-19:00

USO Lounge

Terminal A, airside, gate A6
Opening hours: 24 hours

AA Admirals Club and United Club can be accessed for USD 50 at the door:

American Airlines Admirals Club

Terminal A East, airside, gate A4
Opening hours: 05:00-19:00

American Airlines Admirals Club

Terminal A West, airside, gate A15, mezzanine level, elevator between gates A15 and A16
Opening hours: 05:30-21:30

American Airlines Admirals Club

Terminal B/C Connector, airside, gate B2, third floor, llevator close to information desk, escalator behind Starbucks
Hours: 05:30-22:00

American Airlines Admirals Club

Terminal F, airside, gate B2, level 2, the Hub connecting concourses, elevator from across from Hudson News, Stairs in front of Local Tavern
Opening hours: 05:30-22:00

United Club

Terminal C/D Connector, airside, level 2
Opening hours: 05:00-19:30

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Car rental

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Passengers with rental car reservations must take the company’s shuttle to the car hire area. If you do not have a reservation, there are courtesy phones for each company available in each of the baggage claim areas.

Shuttles are available in Zone 2 from here:

  • Terminal A East, landside, baggage claim exit near carousel 3
  • Terminal B/C, landside, baggage claim exit near carousel E
  • Terminal D/E, landside, Baggage claim exit near carousel 3
  • Terminal E/F, landside, baggage claim exit near carousel 7
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Children’s Play Areas

Interactive fun for young travellers

PHL has educational play areas designed with the needs to young travellers (under 10). Ready for takeoff in Terminal A East has a jumbo jet with control tower where kids can pretend to be pilots, passengers, drivers or air traffic controller.

Terminal D, after security, near Gate D8

Terminal A East, after security, near Gate A1

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All airlines and terminals

American Airlines flies from many Terminals

Air Canada
Terminal D

Alaska Airlines
Terminal D

American Airlines
Terminal A-West, A-East, B, C and F.
Check your Gate before arrival at the airport.

American Eagle
Terminal F

British Airways
Terminal A-West

Delta Air Lines
Terminal D

Frontier Airlines
Terminal E

Icelandair
Terminal A-West

JetBlue
Terminal E

Lufthansa
Terminal A-West

Qatar Airways
Terminal A-West

Southwest Airlines
Terminal E

Spirit Airlines
Terminal E

United Airlines
Terminal D

Virgin America
Terminal D

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