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Philadelphia airport car hire

Airport Code: PHL

The largest airport in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia International Airport is the primary international hub of US Airways.  They offer service to many popular destinations in the United States, as well as international destinations including Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.  You can reserve a car hire at Philadelphia Airport to await the arrival of your flight.

Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United states, and was the birth place of America's modern democracy.  Called simply "Philly" by locals, its name translates to the "City of Brotherly Love", and it was originally founded by Quakers.  Today the city has a diverse population, evident in the cultural mix of merchants you can find at Reading Terminal; from first-generation European and Asian immigrants to the area's local Amish and Mennonite farmers. 

Located at the crossroads of many of the nation's most vital interstates, Philadelphia is an excellent place to begin your tour of the Delaware Valley by rental car from Philadelphia airport.  For example; along the eastern edge of Philadelphia Interstate 95 traverses the East coast from Maine to Miami.

You can access information regarding ground transportation and car rental in Philadelphia airport at the Ground Transportation Information desk located in each baggage claim.  All terminals have a baggage claim area.

The following car hire companies service Philadelphia Airport:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National

Before arriving to Philadelphia Airport, make sure to book a discount car hire vehicle. Our search engine will find for you the best car rental discounts for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Airport Code: PHL

Telephone: 215-937-6937

Distance: Philadelphia city || 7.2 miles by rental car from Downtown Philadelphia

Address: Philadelphia International Airport 8000 Essington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19153

Timezone: GMT-5

Population: 1,556,396


Public Art

Philadelphia car hire

Philadelphia has the largest collection of public art in the nation and it is definitely worth checking out as you tour the city's streets.  Thanks to the Mural Arts Program you can find several murals and glass mosaics throughout the city.  A good place to begin is on South St. east of Broad.  

The center of the city also has many public statue displays.  Favorites include "The Clothespin", "LOVE" statue, and larger than life game pieces at the Municipal Services Building.

Rare Book Department of the Free Library

This may not sound like the most exciting of attractions, but the mini-museum of rare books in Philadelphia's free library features an amazing collection.  Highlights include the Gugenberg Bible, medieval manuscripts and the stuffed body of Poe's pet raven Grip.  Book a rental car in Philadelphia for your trip to the library.

Rittenhouse Square

Get out among the classic and classy Rittenhouse hotels and residences.  In Rittenhouse Square you will find tons of nearby places to eat, stay and enjoy the fine arts and culture of Philadelphia.  Grab a frozen treat at Capogiro and do a little shopping at the Armani Exchange.

Day Trips


Take a daytrip in your Philadelphia car hire to enjoy the museums in nearby Doylestown.  The world-class museums here include the Moravian Pottery & Tile works and a 44-room mansion once featured on A&E's "America's Castles."


About a 45 minute drive by Philadelphia rental car is Sesame Place in Langhorne.  This one of a kind theme park is aimed toward the youngest of children, from toddlers to grade school and based on the hit children's show Sesame Street.  Watch a live show with the kiddies, ride rides and meet Elmo, Big Bird and all your favorite characters.

Poconos and Endless Mountains

You can even squeeze in a ski trip during your stay in Philadelphia at the nearby Poconos and Endless Mountains ski resorts.  Reserve a 4x4 car hire from Philadelphia online for your ski adventures.


Marriott Courtyard
8900 Bartram Ave.
Phila., PA 19153
(215) 365-2200

**Skyview Plaza Hotel  

Airlines Providing Airport Services to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Continental
  • Frontier
  • Lufthansa
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • United Express
  • US Airways
  • US Airways
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