Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region and in the state. Located a few miles south of the city, the airport is a major international hub for American Airlines.

How to get there

The best travel option when traveling between Philadelphia International Airport and Center City is SEPTA Regional Rail. SEPTA’s Airport Line stops at all major Philadelphia International Airport terminals, and reaches Center City Philadelphia in approximately 25 minutes, with one intermediate stop. The Airport Line runs every 30 minutes from 5am to midnight daily. 

Rail Lines

Airport Line

Bus Routes

The Airport is served by Route 37 and Route 108

Eastwick Station is served by Route 37, Route 68 and Route 108 


You can purchase a Quick Trip using either a credit or debit card from the SEPTA Key Fare Kiosks located at each Airport Line Terminal Stop. A Quick Trip is valid for one-way travel between PHL and Center City Philadelphia via SEPTA's Airport Line. A Quick Trip costs $6.50.

$8 fare for travel between Philadelphia International Airport and Center City Philadelphia can be purchased onboard the train but is cash only. Please be sure to tell the conductor your final destination when you get on the first train. SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass and the One Day Independence are also valid for travel between the Airport and Center City Philadelphia. If you're traveling from Center City to PHL, purchase your return ticket from any SEPTA Sales Office. The cost is $6.50. Sales Offices accept cash, debit and credit.

You can also purchase your ticket in advance for $6.50 through the Mozio app for iOS devices. Search Mozio and download the app from the iOS store (the app is available on iOS only), create a free account, and search for transportation options between Philadelphia International Airport and your destination. For destinations within a 15-minute walk of SEPTA’s five (5) Center City Regional Rail Stations, the SEPTA Airport Line will be your recommended mode of travel. Once you select the Airport Line and click 'book', you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Mozio letting you know your trip is booked. Electronic tickets are stored in the Mozio app and visually validated by conductors onboard. Make sure your mobile device is charged. An unactivated ticket will be blue, an activated ticket will be green and an expired ticket will be red. To activate your ticket, just tap Confirm Activation. You will have 2 hours until your ticket is no longer valid, so activate your ticket when you're on the train platform. Learn more here.


Stops on the Aiport Line
Airport Line service runs seven days a week, between 5:00 a.m. and 12 midnight.
Terminal E + Terminal F

The end point of all Airport Line trains. Terminal F is a short, indoor walk from the station platform.

E Airlines: Air Tran, Jet Blue, Southwest, Delta (ticketing), Frontier
F Airlines: American Eagle (formerly US Airways Express)

Terminal C + Terminal D

Visit Terminal D featuring a renovated shopping plaza of modern retailers.

Airlines: American Airlines Domestic service, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines (Gates & Baggage), Delta Connection, United

Terminal B

The Marriot Hotel is a short walk from the station platform.

Airlines: American Airlines Domestic service

Terminal A (East and West Gates)

The station platform connects to the east portion of the terminal. Access to west gates may require customers to walk outside.

East Gate: American Airlines, American Eagle, Spirit, American Airlines including all flights to Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW) and Miami (MIA)
West Gate: British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, American Airlines International & Caribbean service


Nearby to SEPTA bus routes, PNC Operations Center, and more Airport hotels.

University City

Walking distance to University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of the Sciences, CHOP, shopping and restaurants.

30th Street Station

Convenient connections to Amtrak and NJ Transit rail services; BoltBus and MegaBus services. Nearby other SEPTA transit services including the Market-Frankford Line, Trolley lines and Center City destined bus routes.

Suburban Station

Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, nearby to a number of major corporations, the Art Museum area and Ben Franklin Parkway. Major transfer point for other SEPTA Regional Rail services.

Jefferson Station

Underneath the famous Reading Terminal Market and adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Convenient connections to Greyhound and NJ Transit bus services at 10th & Filbert Station. Steps away from major downtown hotels.

Temple University

The main campus of the famed Philadelphia institution, near the corner of Broad & Cecil B. Moore.

Things To Do

Philadelphia International Airport boasts one of the nation's finest airport food, beverage and retail programs. Marketplace at the Airport, consisting of more than 160 national and local shops and restaurants offering food, beverages and merchandise at "street pricing," has won numerous industry awards for quality, diversity and innovation. Philadelphia International Airport was named "Airport with the Best Concession Management Team" in the Large Airport Division in the 2011 Airport Revenue News (ARN) Best Airport & Concessions Awards.

In addition, to enhance the traveler's airport experience, PHL offers an Exhibitions Program showcasing unique and fascinating artworks created by local artists; a year-round Performing Arts Program featuring a variety of entertainment; a Volunteer Program assisting travelers in navigating the Airport; and a Hospitality Program providing stranded travelers with refreshments and comfort items.