PHL Airport - Philadelphia Airport ( Philadelphia , PA )


Philadelphia International Airport Overview

Serving the State of Pennsylvania, PHL is a major east coast Airport; ranking very high among large U.S. airports in customer satisfaction. PHL Airport is about 7 miles southwest of central Philadelphia, accessible via Interstate Highways 95 & 76; PA 291 & 611, and the PA & NJ Turnpikes. The Airport, bordering to the south on the Delaware River, is served by the Airport High-Speed Rail Line stopping at Eastwick Station, University City, 38th Street Station, Penn Center Suburban Station and Market East Station. 

Airport Facts & Stats

With four runways and serving over 32M passengers annually, Philadelphia International Airport is served by major airlines offering  nonstop and connecting flights to destinations around the world. 

TSA Checkpoints: 

 It is strongly advisable to arrive at the Airport 2 hours prior to domestic, and 3 hours prior to international scheduled flights.

PHL Airport has been working with the TSA & airlines to ease wait times at TSA checkpoint lanes during the busy summer months. 

PHL checkpoint hours: A-West: 5:15am; B: open 24/7; C: 4:15am; D/E: 3:45am; F: 4:15am. 

  • Airlines hired extra staff to assist passengers at checkpoints.
  • Frequent flyers should take advantage of TSA Pre-check, expediting the screening process in a separate lane (annual fee: $85).  
  • Pre-check passengers may request expedited screening if C lane is closed. Also, as pre-check is unavailable at F, lane D/E may be used.
  • The downloadable 'MY TSA mobile application' on iOS & Android devices is available from the site and from iTunes & Google Play.

On-Airport Hotels

 - the Airport Marriott, next to Parking Garage B (tel. 215-492-9000); and 

 - the Aloft Hotel on Island Avenue (tel. 267-298-1700). 

Philadelphia International Airport has seven terminals  - A-West, A-East, B, C, D, E & F (Terminals B & C and D & E are connected), with access to corresponding garages.  (For detailed terminal information open 'Terminal Map' and scroll down to the text; for Parking information open 'Parking Map'; for transportation open 'Transportation: Buses /Trains'.

Terminal Information

Airlines Served

Airport Recent News

The Airport itself will be expanded - using largely undeveloped parcels of land  - to be completed in phases over a 12-15 year span. Within this time period the following improvements are to be made: extension of runway, taxiway, designing new APM (automated people mover); construction of consolidated rental car facility, redesign of Terminal B/C for new ticketing, baggage & security screening; and many airport rehab  infrastructure projects, roof, window, &  escalator replacements, new restrooms & security upgrades.


8000 Essington Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19153



Contact: [email protected]

Phone: (215) 937 6937