Car Rental at Philadelphia International Airport
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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a major international airport serving the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, Deleware and New Jersey. With more than 30 million passengers passing through the airport each year, it is one of the major airports in the United States.
The city of Philadelphia is the sixth-largest city in the United States and is a popular destination for both business travelers and tourists. As the city played a major role in the founding of the nation, it’s no surprise the biggest reason tourists visit it is for history, the main attraction being the Liberty Bell. Many also take to recreating the iconic scene from the movie Rocky by running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Of course, it’s definitely worthwhile to actually go in and see the art afterward. Finally, the city is famous for its heart-stopping cheesesteaks. You can find the most famous of these Geno’s and Pat’s across from each other at the intersection of 9th Street and Passyunk Ave between City Center and South Philadelphia. Try both and see which is your favorite! After that, you may need to run up the steps one more time!
Of course, not all there is to see and do in the area is located in the core of the city. Many places nearby are worth the drive to reach. For example, Valley Forge National Historic Park is just 30 miles from the airport, but difficult to reach without a car. The capital of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg), Gettysburg, and Hershey are all within easy reach when you rent a car as are places in New Jersey and Deleware.
Top international routes
- Punta Cana
- Montego Bay
American receives competition from other domestic airlines like Delta, and United, but its primary competitor is the low-cost airline Southwest. At the same time, Philadelphia is a focus city for Frontier Airlines. jetBlue and Spirit, two other low-cost airlines, also have flights from and to the airport.
Major international airlines at the airport include Air Canada, British Airways, Lufthansa, Icelandair, and Qatar Airlines.
Terminals B and C, which are connected, are used exclusively by American Airlines.
Terminal D hosts the other major domestic airlines (Alaska, Delta, and United) along with Air Canada. It is connected to terminals B and C after security.
Terminal E is the low-cost terminal. This is where you will arrive if flying with Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, or Spirit.
Finally, Terminal F is the airport’s regional terminal and is home to American Eagle. The terminal is unique in that it has special jet bridges allowing passengers to board small regional planes without having to walk on the tarmac.
Most popular types of rental car
- Large cars - from $59 per day
- Medium cars - from $55 per day
- People Carriers/Vans - from $65 per day
- Premium cars - from $76 per day
- Small cars - from $52 per day
- SUVs - from $85 per day
Top car rental companies
- National (Tel: +18333383322)
- Alamo (Tel: 8333383323)
- SIXT (Tel: +12679089900)
- Europcar (Tel: +13213195333 / +18007775500)
- Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
- Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
- Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
- Avis (Tel: +12154920900)
- Budget (Tel: +12154929043)
- Alamo (Tel: 8333383323)
Car rental desks
Note that Thrifty and Sixt are located just outside the airport and the shuttles take a little more time to reach their rental locations.
Services and facilities
Ther airport has many different services for passengers. These include free wifi throughout the terminals along with many charging points, pet relief areas, nursing areas for mothers, 17 ATMs, and currency exchanges, though you are, as always, better off taking out money out of an ATM or bringing it from your home country. The most unique service offered at PHL is the Minute Suites where you can book a room to work, relax, or sleep in by the hour. This is a great option if your flight is delayed or you arrive at the airport early. A Marriot Hotel can be found at the airport along with a few other hotels just outside of the airport’s territory that offer free shuttles. This is helpful if you need to return a rental the night before an early morning flight.
Lounges include four different American Airlines Admirals Clubs, British Airways Galleries Lounge in Terminal A, Delta Sky Club in Terminal d, and United Club between Terminals C and D. In addition to these, there is a USO lounge for members of the military and their families. You can find this lounge in Terminal A.
Finally, you won’t go hungry or thirsty at PHL. Various dining options can be found throughout all of the terminals. These range from fast-food chains to restaurants with table service. Coffee shops and bars are readily available in all terminals, too.
Nearest gas station
If approaching from the south, for instance from Wilmington, you should exit I-95 at exit 9A onto State Route 420 in Essington. You will almost immediately reach Route 291, Industrial Highway. If you turn right, there is a Sunoco Station. From there, you could return to I-95 or continue along Industrial Highway to the airport. Farther down Industrial Highway is a Valero station, though it is on the side of the road heading away from the airport, and a Pacific Pride Station, which though not a popular brand, is the most convenient station.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
- IATA: PHL
- ICAO: KPHL
- Name: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
- Type: Public / Civil
- Size: Large Airport
- Elevation AMSL: 11 m / 36 ft
- Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
- Passengers (per year): 29,585,754
- Distance from City: 5 miles / 8 km SW of town
- Working hours: 24 hours a day
- Phone: +1 215 937 6937
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Dollar||Mazda 3||2||2||Large cars|
|Dollar||VW Jetta||2||2||Large cars|
|Dollar||Mazda 3||5||3||Large cars|
|Dollar||Ford Focus||3||2||Medium cars|
|Dollar||Chevrolet Spark||2||1||Small cars|
|Thrifty||Ford Focus 3d||3||2||Medium cars|
|Thrifty||Chevrolet Spark||2||1||Small cars|
|Thrifty||Jeep Wrangler||2||2||Large cars|
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