How to Get Around Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a wonderfully connected city, offering both international and domestic air links as well as accessible and organized public transportation.l

Fly to Philadelphia

Both the Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport serve the area. The main hub is Philadelphia International Airport with regular domestic and international flights, while Northeast Philadelphia serves more general or corporate aviation needs. Philadelphia International has consistently been ranked as a busy airport according to traffic, it's also American Airlines' second-largest primary hub.

  • Train transport: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority offers easy transit from each airport terminal into the city center, running every half hours from 6 am to midnight. The train stops at major points of interest in the city center, as well as the Amtrak station for trains from New York and Washington, and several downtown hotels.
  • Taxi: Taxis from the airport to the city center are priced at a flat rate of $28.50 for one person, with $1.00 for each additional passenger. 
  • Shuttle: Several shuttle services also operate out of Philadelphia International that provides door-to-door service for customers. Though if you're planning to take a shuttle you should factor in enough time to pick-up or drop-off other passengers on your journey. A shuttle may not be as direct as a taxi or the train.

Getting Around Philadelphia

SEPTA also operates the city's trains, buses, rapid transit system, trolleys, and electric buses throughout the metropolitan area as well as Pennsylvania's suburban counties. The city's subway system is one of the oldest in America still running today. If you're planning to rent a car you may enjoy Philadelphia's numbered, north and south street system with tree named east and west streets. Interstate 95 also runs through the city as the Delaware Expressway connecting the main north-south corridor.