Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Located just seven miles from Center City, Philadelphia International Airport is served by all major domestic carriers and is a major international hub for American Airlines. Frequent public transportation service including three SEPTA bus routes and SEPTA’s Airport Regional Rail Line, as well as access to cabs and car services, make getting to and from the airport to/from downtown and the Pennsylvania Convention Center convenient for air travelers.
Walking: Ranked one of the most walkable cities in the nation, Philadelphia features color-coded directional signs that let you know what district you’re in and point you toward area attractions. Center City District’s uniformed community service representatives (CSRs), dressed in teal uniforms and equipped with maps, are also available to give directions and answer questions. Plus, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is home to museums, including the Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the
Bus: The most convenient way to see some of the city’s attractions is aboard the Philadelphia PHLASH Downtown Loop, a seasonal trolley bus that runs from May to October. Attractions accessible via PHLASH’s stops include Penn’s Landing, Independence Mall, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Zoo, and more. SEPTA’s extensive bus system also serves a number of neighborhoods throughout the five-county region. The Broad Street subway line runs north to south, while the Market-F
Rail: SEPTA, the city’s comprehensive bus/ subway/ commuter rail system, offers extensive commuter train service, called Regional Rail, that connects to all the surrounding areas. Center City is also served by the PATCO train line, known locally as “The Speed Line,” which connects Philadelphia to parts of Southern New Jersey.