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Getting In and Around Philadelphia

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Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East Coast and ranks fifth in the US. With its rich history, culture and many significant landmarks, Philly attracts millions of tourists every year. The city is served by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and has a well planned, efficient transportation network providing easy connectivity to people to travel across the city via airways, rails, roadways (car, bus, taxis, rapid transit, trolleys), and cruise ships.

Travel to Philadelphia by Air

Airways is one of the essential modes of transportation in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia International Airport is the major airport serving the city. One can reach the airport by taking buses, taxis and cars.

Philadelphia International Airport

The Philadelphia International Airport is the only major airport serving Philadelphia. Located seven miles from Center City, the airport is served by all major domestic airlines and is a major hub for US Airways as well. Taxis charge a flat rate of $25 for travel between Center City and the airport.

Address: 8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153, United States
Phone: 215-937-6937www.phl.org/Pages

Travel to Philadelphia by Train

Getting to Philadelphia by train is an exciting experience. Train services in Philadelphia are reliable and easiest modes of communication. Railroads such as Amtrak, SEPTA, NJ Transit, PATCO provide rail services to the city.

Amtrak provides rail service to Philadelphia. Amtrak’s 30th Street Station is minutes from Center City hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Contact: (800) USA-RAIL

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides local train service in Philadelphia. Customers have a variety of fare options and discounted fares may be purchased at stations. The cash fare of $2.25 on transit services is the simplest way to ride.

Contact Details
1234 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: 215-580-7853


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NJ Transit
NJ Transit serves points all around the State of New Jersey from Market Street in Philadelphia, 30th Street Station and Trenton Transit Center.

Contact: 973-275-5555
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PATCO provides service through Camden County on the high speed line to Lindenwold.

Contact: 856-772-6900
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Tips to plan your next holiday to Philadelphia!

Local Travel in Philadelphia

Local travel in Philadelphia is considered to be the safest, convenient and easiest transportation option. Philadelphia local travel is felicitated by buses, cars and taxis. With a minimum travel rate, local travel ensures best travel to visitors.


Philadelphia has excellent bus service with daily arrivals from all over the country. Greyhound Lines, Megabus, BoltBus, SEPTA, NJ Transit, Academy Bus Tours and New Century Travel provides bus service in the city.

Megabus has bus service to Philadelphia from nearby East Coast cities and specializes in double-decker buses. Offering affordable fares, Megabus provides the perfect way to start trip to Historic Philadelphia with a stop at 30th Street Station and the Independence Visitor Center.

Phone: 1-877-GO-MEGA

BoltBus has bus service to Philadelphia from nearby East Coast cities. It offers spacious seating and affordable fares. BoltBus offers an affordable option of $1 “Bolt for a Buck” fares.


Greyhound Lines
Located at 10th and Filbert Streets, the Greyhound Bus Terminal provides affordable travel options. It also offers reduced fares from New York City to Philadelphia when booked three days in advance.

Phone: 215-931-4075


SEPTA provides affordable local trips with its bus, trolley and subway services taking you anywhere you want to go in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phone: 215-580-7800

NJ Transit
NJ Transit buses service routes between Philadelphia and South Jersey.

Phone: 800-772-2222

Academy Bus Tours

Academy Bus Tours is the premier bus service in the Northeast, providing charter bus service and charter bus rentals in Philadelphia.


New Century Travel

New Century Travel provides daily charter bus to Philadelphia.

Phone: 215-336-2055


All major car rental companies have outlets at the airport or in Center City. So car rental also can be opted for local travel around the city.
National Car Rental: 215-387-9077
Alamo Rent-A-Car: 1(888) 233-8749
Avis Rent A Car: 215-563-4477
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 1-800-261-7331
Hertz: (215) 492-7205
Thrifty: 1-800-334-1705


Taxis are one of the best ways to get to various destinations throughout the city and are found all over town.

Olde City Taxi: (215) 338-0838
Capital: (215) 235-2200
Quaker City Cab: (215) 728-8000
City Cab: (215) 492-6500
Liberty Cab: (215) 389-8000
All City Taxi: (215) 467-6666
Convention Cab: (215) 462-0200
Yellow Cab: (267) 672-7391

RiverLink Ferry
Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing is connected to the attractions on the Camden Waterfront by the RiverLik Ferry. In this 12-minute scenic river tour visitors get the opportunity to view the sensational waterfront highlights and the spectacular skyline of the city.

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