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Which Philadelphia Airport is best to fly or closest to City?

Philadelphia International Airport(PHL) or New Castle Airport(ILG) or Atlantic City International Airport(ACY)

SUMMARY OF US PHILADELPHIA AIRPORTS

The city of Philadelphiahas three main airports, Philadelphia International Airport, New Castle Airportand Atlantic City International Airport. Philadelphia International Airport is closer to Philadelphia and the main airport while New Castle Airport is the farthest and Atlantic International Airport is an alternative to PHL.

Philadelphia Airport serves national and international flights and it has public transport services such as buses and cars available to reach the city centre and different touristattractions also near the airport. Atlantic City international airport also has transport facilitiesand free shuttle buses available to reach places and other airports.

Comparing Which City Airport Is Best For Me

Philadelphia International Airport(PHL)

New Castle Airport(ILG)

Atlantic City International Airport(ACY)

    Philadelphia International Airport(PHL) New Castle Airport(ILG) Atlantic City International Airport
Airport Maps Philadelphia International Airport(PHL) Map New Castle Airport(ILG) Map Atlantic City International Airport(ACY) Map

Getting To Central PhiladelphiaFrom Each Airport

Distance From Central Philadelphia 9.5 miles(15.3 kilometres) 35.7 miles(57.6 kilometres) 53.3 miles(85.8 kilometres)
Public Transport General Operating Hours From 5:07AM – 12:30AM Last RER train at 23:58 Last train at 22:00
USA Underground Metro N/A Tyne & Wear Metro is directly connected to the terminal through an indoor walkway. N/A
Train

SEPTA Airport Regional Rail Line include Terminal E/F, Terminal C/D, Terminal B, Terminal A (East). Runs from 5:07 until 12:00

Frequency: every 15 minutes

Takes 25 minutes from the city centre depending on the speed.

Adult fare: around $6.75

PUBLIC TRANSIT TO AND FROM PHL

Wilmington Train Station (WIL) is just ten-minute cab ride away, it provides SEPTA rail service to Philadelphia and Amtrak service to Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Fare: SEPTA $8-$12
Amtrak Acela Express $51-$151

Ground Transportation

Trains depart for Atlantic city.

Runs from 6:00 until 22:00

Frequency: around 25 minutes

Adult fare: $3.50 for a train ticket and $30 for a taxi.

Atlantic City International Airport

Easy Bus Coach To University city, from $2.50. N/A N/A
Bus

SEPTA Bus service from Zone 1 - outside of baggage claims at Terminals A-East, B, C, D, and E; (Terminal F passengers: access buses from Terminal E).
Fare: $3-$5
Journey time: 40 minutes)

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

A Greyhound Bus station is available at the airport and DART bus routes 22 and 25 is also available.
Fare: $12-$23
Journey time: 1h 43 min

Ground Transportation

Bus numbers: 502, 507, 508, 509, 553, 554 & 559 available.
Fare: $41-$63
Journey time: 2h 10 mi

Atlantic City International Airport

Special Buses N/A N/A N/A
Express Trains (Fast Trains) Regional Rail Line N/A N/A
Airport Shuttle

RENTAL CAR SHUTTLE ZONE 2
PARKING COURTESY SHUTTLE Zone 3
HOTEL SHUTTLE Zone 4

TAXIS AND LIMOUSINES

N/A

ACY's terminal entrance, the Egg Harbor City Rail Station bus stop, Richard Stockton College of NJ, and the FAA Tech Center's Visitor Centre. The shuttle also connects to NJ Transit Bus Routes

Atlantic City Airport Shuttles

Taxi / Cab Services

Taxicabs can be accessed at Zone5 around $45-$55

Journey Time: Approximately 15-30 minutes

$160-$200

Journey Time: Approximately 30-45 minutes

Available at curbside $180 - $250

Journey Time: Approximately 50-60 minutes

Taxis

All City Cab, Capital, City Cab, Cresent, Liberty, Olde City, Philadelphia Coach, PHL Cab, Quaker City, Victory, Yellow Cab

Uber $26.27-$40.22 to Central

Yellow cab, Quaker city

Uber $67.03 - $70.56 to the City Centre.

Yellow cab, Quaker City

Uber $120.37 - $182.09 to Central Atlantic city

   

Which Airport Is Best For Me?

How close to City and Top Attractions?

The airport is well connected from different parts and it is served by Route 37 and Route 108 bus service.

East wick Station is served by Route 37, Route 68 and Route 108 bus service.

Times and stop information may be found within each individual bus schedule.

It takes around 25 minutes to reach the city centre where all the major attractions are located.

It is situated very far from the city centre.

It is suitable for budget travellers as many low-cost flights operate from this airport. But also keep in mind the cost of reaching the central city from the airport.

Flight Fares Prices Taken for April (Searched as on 30-03-2018 )
Flight Fares From London $932, Paris -$1,065, Madrid -$1,129, Frankfurt -$607, and New York - $932. From London $932, Paris -$1,065, Madrid -$1,129, Frankfurt -$607, and New York - $112. From London $932, Paris -$1,065, Madrid -$1,129, Frankfurt -$607, and New York - $112.
Cost Factor The average hotel prices are higher than other airports, itoffers a much wider range of hotels- from affordable to luxury hotels. Considering the flight fares, car hire, and hotel costs, choosing the PHL Airport may be slightly expensive than the other Airports. The airport is the best-suited airport for travellers as it is nearer to the city centre. Since it is not as busy as the PHL Airport, security and flight delays are also lower. Most travellers recommend this Airport if flight faresare comparable or lower than the PHL. This is because it is a smaller airport and has lesser delays. It is also easier to move from the terminal. Although hiring a car from the airport is slightly more expensive, it has options for cheaper hotels. This makes it a better choice than PHL. Although the flight fare to this airport is very low, the cost of reaching the city centre from the airport is high. Car hire cost is a bit higher, but the hotel costs are low since there are not many choices for hotels. Overall, choosing the Airport is only worth if you get a really good flight deal with some extra time to spare.
Airport Delays Avg Security & Immigration Delays: High
Avg Flight Arrival Delays: No
Avg Security & Immigration Delays: low
Avg Flight Arrival Delays: 20 minutes
Avg Security & Immigration Delays: Low
Avg Flight Arrival Delays: 20 minutes

Hotel Prices per day (23-02-2017 to 24-02-2017) searched by 15-01-17

Hotels

Microtel Inn & Suites (2-star): from 76.45$

Sheraton Philadelphia Airport (4-star): from 164.93$

Clarion Hotel The Belle (3-star): from 99$

Travel Inn New Castle Airport(3-star): from 59$

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson (3-star): from $80

Baymont Inn & Suites Galloway (3-star): from $50

Car Hire Companies

Companies Operate

Many online car rentals operate from this airport with different prices and offer from

$208- Economy ( Ford Fiesta or Similar)
$213- Compact ( Ford Focus or Similar)
$228- Full Size ( Chevrolet Malibu or Similar)
$438- SUV ( Chevrolet Tahoe or Similar)

Budget Cars
https://www.budget.com/

Enterprise Rent a Car
https://www.enterprise.com/

From

$195- Economy ( Ford Fiesta or Similar)
$200- Compact ( Ford Focus or Similar)
$288- Full Size ( Chevrolet Malibu or Similar)
$389- SUV ( Ford Explorer or Similar)

Budget Cars
https://www.budget.com/

Enterprise Rent a Car
https://www.enterprise.com/

From

$152- Economy ( Ford Fiesta or Similar)
$157- Compact ( Ford Focus or Similar)
$186- Full Size ( Chevrolet Malibu or Similar)
$544- SUV ( Ford Explorer or Similar)

Budget Cars
https://www.budget.com/

Enterprise Rent a Car
https://www.enterprise.com/

Online car hire Car Hire Philadelphia International Airport Car Hire New Castle Airport Car Hire Atlantic City International Airport

Airport Facilities

Shopping Afaze, Aldo Lamberti, Asian Chao, Auntie Anne's, and many more. JD, Traveller, Dixons, Boots, WHSmith, and Shop & Collect. Hudson News Stand
Eating & Drinking Dunkin' Donuts Terminal A- west, Daily Philly Pretzels Terminal A- east, Currito Burrito Terminal A- east, Chickie's & Pete's Terminal A-west, Bruegger's Bagels Terminal A-west, and Au Bon Pain Terminal A-west.Dunkin' Donuts Terminal A- west, Daily Philly Pretzels Terminal A- east, Currito Burrito Terminal A- east, Chickie's & Pete's Terminal A-west, Bruegger's Bagels Terminal A-west, and Au Bon Pain Terminal A-west. Flying Hippo, Cabin, Pita & Brew, Upper Crust, Burger King, The Beer House, Bar 11, and Greggs. Euro Cafe, Thrasher's, Deuce's Wild, and O'Brien's Pub & Grill.
Lounge

Terminal A: USO Lounge, The Centurion Lounge

Terminal B/C: American Airlines Admirals Club

Terminal C/D: United Airlines United Club

Aspire Lounge. Euro Cafe Lounge.
Wi-Fi Facility Unlimited Free Wi-Fi Unlimited Free Wi-Fi Available For a Fee

How To Transfer Between Airport Terminals?

How many? How to transfer? Min connection time. 6 terminals, Bus – Zone 1,Rental cars - zone 2; taxis - Zone 5; sedans & limos - Zone 6; shared ride vans - Zone 7; hotel shuttles - Zone 4; Charter & couriers - Zone 8. 1 Terminal. 1 Terminal
Currency Exchange, ATMs & cashpoints Travelex, HSBC Travelex, HSBC Travelex
Important phone numbers Medical Centre: 215-937-67550
Police: 215-937-6918
Lost and Found: 610-521-7206
Phone: +1 302-325-5124 Phone: + (609) 645-7895

Major Airlines and Destinations

Major Airlines Operating Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Icelandair, Jetblue, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United, and Virgin America Air France, BMI Regional, EasyJet, British Airways, KLM, Easy Jet, Emirates, BH Air, TUI Airways, Flybe, Ryanair, and Thomas Cook Airlines. Spirit Airlines.
Major connecting Destinations London, Amman, Athens, Berlin, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Algiers, Baku, Bangkok, Bamako, Copenhagen, Berlin, Dublin, Hamburg, Cairo, Chicago, Helsinki, Istanbul, Lyon, Madrid, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Milan, New York, Lima, Montreal, Naples, Munich, Oslo, Tehran, Venice, and Vienna. Cork, Dublin, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Alicante, London-Heathrow, Jersey, Geneva, Innsbruck, Barcelona, Newquay, Dubai International, Dalaman, Nice, Aberdeen, and Funchal. Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, and Tampa.

Tourists Information

Tourist Info Centres TA Gate 17 (Departures) and Gate 23 (Arrivals), TA (Gate 6), TC (Gate 6), TE Gate 6 (Departures) and Gate 8 (Arrivals), TE (Public Hall), TB Entrance Halls in Arrivals and Departures South Terminal Orly, Gate L, West Terminal Orly arrivals level- Gate A N/A
Official airport website www.phl.org/ www.flywilmilg.com/ www.sjta.com

Philadelphia Airports

Which Philadelphia airport is closest to central Philadelphia?

Philadelphia Airport is the closest to the city centre just 9.5 miles (15.3 km) away and it is served by its own fast SEPTA airport train lines to central Philadelphia in just 25 minutes. New Castle International airport is 35.7 miles (57.6 km) and it does not have a direct train service from the airport, the nearest train station is ten minutes away by cab from which can get you to the city in 50 minutes (including cab journey time). This is very inconvenient for travellers with kids and plenty of luggage. Atlantic City International airport is further from Philadelphia’s city centre 53.3 miles (85.8 km). To get to the nearest train station from this airport takes a series of connects by taking a taxi to the NJ Transit bus 554 then to the PATCO train line which will get you to the city in 1h 57 minutes. This is not a comfortable way to travel for passengers with children or with plenty of luggage.

Compare airport distances and transfer times to the center of Philadelphia by public transport below.

Distance to Central Philadelphia:

Philadelphia Airport: 9.5 miles / 15.3 km

New Castle Airport:35.7 miles / 57.6 km

Atlantic City Airport:53.5 miles / 85.8 km

Philadelphia Airport to the Central Philadelphia Journey Times:

By Train: 25 minutes

By Bus: 40 minutes

By Taxi: 15-30 minutes

New Castleto Central Philadelphia Journey Times:

By Train (Taxi+ Train): 50 minutes

By Bus: 103 minutes

By Taxi: 30-45 minutes

Atlantic City Airport to Central Philadelphia Journey Times:

By Train (Taxi + Bus + Train): 110 minutes

By Bus: 130 minutes

By Taxi: 50-60 minutes

What is the best airport to fly into in Philadelphia?

Deciding which airport is best to fly greatly depends on the destination you are departing from, airport and airline also determines which airport you will arrive into in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia airport is the best airport to fly into Philadelphia, because of its closeness to the city just 15.3 km away, it is well linked to the central Philadelphia by fast and efficient SEPTA train lines direct from the airport taking just 25 minutes. The airport serves top airlines like Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Icelandair, Jetblue, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United, Virgin America and many more with both short and long haul flights. From this airport, you can easily get to the attractions around Philadelphia with ease. This is the best airport to fly for business travellers but note that it is the primary airport serving Philadelphia so you will experience some flight delays, long queues at immigration/security. 

New Castle Airport is the second closest airport to central Philadelphia located 57.6 km away by road, it will take you 50 minutes using a taxi to Amtrak Acela Express or SEPTA train connections to the nearest train line. This is generally not very comfortable for passengers travelling with a lot of luggage or with children. Many airlines also operate fromthis airport such as Air France, BMI Regional, EasyJet, British Airways, KLM, Easy Jet, Emirates, BH Air, TUI Airways, Flybe, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and many other airlines with domestic and international flights to cities across the world. Use this airport only if you have enough time to spare as a business traveller, tourist or student.

Atlantic City is further away from the city centre at 85.8 km, to get to the closest PATCO train station, you have to use a taxi at the airport to the NJ Transit Bus 554 which will get you to the train station and then the city centre in Philadelphia in 1hour 57 minutes. Only Spirit Airlines operate from this airport with domestic flights around the US but it has the facilities for inbound international flights from charters, private jets and more. Due to the distance from this airport to the city centre and its lack of direct public transport services, it is better to use a taxi to the city centre which is more expensive and faster.

Is Philadelphia airport better than New Castle and Atlantic City airport?

Philadelphia international airport is better to fly into Philadelphia, this is because it is served by a direct SEPTA train to central Philly from the airport for a 25 minutes journey time. Trains cost $7-$9, SEPTA buses also run from the airport to the city for a 40 minutes journey time and fare starts from $3-$5. Although this airport is closer to the city centre, it is also the main airport in Philadelphia so you’ll see more crowd at the airport, longer queues at security/immigration. Philadelphia airport also has 6 terminals which can be daunting for passengers to move around on foot.

Which airport is closest to the Liberty Bellin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?

Philadelphia international airport is closest to the Liberty Bell, an icon symbolic to America’s independence, it is located in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The distance by road from the airport to this top iconic attraction is 17.3 km, using the fast SEPTA train at the airport, you will get to the Jefferson station (29 min) where you have to walk (11 min) to the attraction. It will take you a total of 40 minutes to the Liberty Bell. Taxi and Uber are faster means or alternatives taking just 20 minutes for the journey, taxis fare starts from $50-$60 while Uber starts from $17-$25. Other attractions in Philadelphia include, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Independence National Historical Park, The Franklin Institute, Barnes Foundation, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia City Hall, Please Touch Museum, Old City, Rodin Museum, Adventure Aquarium, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, Love Park, Independence Hall, National Museum of American Jewish History, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, National Liberty Museum and many more.

How much does it cost from Philadelphia,New Castle and Atlantic City international airportsto central Philadelphia?

From Philadelphia Airport by:

Train (SEPTA): $7-$9 - http://www.septa.org/ Train runs every 30 minutes from 5:07 until 12:00.

Bus (SEPTA): $3-$5 - http://www.septa.org/key/updates/airport-quick-trips.html Bus runs every 30 minutes from 5:00 to 12:00.

Taxi: $45- $55–http://philataxicab.com/Available 24/7.

Uber:$26.27-$40.22 - https://www.uber.com/en-IN/fare-estimate/ Available on demand.
But Private taxes are cheaper than Airport taxis, here to Book at


From New Castle Airport by:

Train (DART + SEPTA & Amtrak): $8-$12 http://www.septa.org/ Train runs every 4 hours from 4:20 am - 11:20 pm.

Bus (DART 22/25): $12-$23http://www.dartfirststate.com/Bus runs hourly from 5:04 - 12:45.

Taxi: $160-$200 –http://www.yellowcabofsarasota.com/ Available 24/7 at the airport.

Uber:$67.03 - $70.56 - https://www.uber.com/en-IN/fare-estimate/Available on demand.
But Private taxes are cheaper than Airport taxis, here to Book at


From Atlantic City Airport by:

Train (Taxi + NJ 554 + PATCO): $36-$49 - http://www.njtransit.com/Train 15 minutes .

Bus (Taxi + NJ 554 + 551): $41-$63 http://www.njtransit.com/ Bus runs every hour from 3:25-11:55.

Taxi: $180-$250–http://www.acyellow.com/Available 24/7.

Uber:$120.37 - $182.09 - https://www.uber.com/en-IN/fare-estimate/Available on demand.
But Private taxes are cheaper than Airport taxis, here to Book at


How much are Hotels at Philadelphia,New Castle and Atlantic City international airports?

Hotel prices can vary greatly depending on how far in advance you book, the demand for rooms, and which hotel you book but the prices below will give you a rough idea and you can do further research and hotel booking at http://www.tripindicator.com/hotel.html

Philadelphia Airport Hotels:From $76.45 per night

New Castle Airport Hotels: From $59 per night

Atlantic City Airport Hotels: From $50 per night

How much does car hire cost at Philadelphia,New Castle and Atlantic City Airports?

All of the airports mentioned offer competitive prices and a range of cars to suit your needs. Prices are based on the type of car, driver age, length of hire, and demand but you can get a rough idea for each airport below.

Philadelphia Airport Car Rental:

Economy Cars – Ford Fiesta -starting from $208per week

Full Size Cars – Chevrolet Malibu -starting from $228per week

Compact Cars – Ford Focus - starting from $213per week

SUV Cars-Chevrolet Tahoe- starting from $438per week

Compare prices here -http://www.tripindicator.com/car-hire/Philadelphia-airport.html

New Castle Airport Car Rental:

Economy Cars – Ford Fiesta -starting from $195 per week

Full Size Cars – Chevrolet Malibu -starting from $288 per week

Compact Cars – Ford Focus - starting from $200 per week

SUV Cars-Chevrolet Tahoe- starting from $389 per week

Compare Prices here -http://www.tripindicator.com/car-hire/newcastle-airport.html

Atlantic City Airport Car Rental:

Economy Cars – Ford Fiesta -starting from $152per week

Full Size Cars – Chevrolet Malibu -starting from $186per week

Compact Cars – Ford Focus - starting from $157 per week

SUV Cars-Chevrolet Tahoe- starting from $544 per week

Compare Prices here - http://www.tripindicator.com/car-rental.html

Philadelphia International Airport(PHL), New Castle Airport(ILG) & Atlantic City International Airport(ACY) Terminal Maps

For Philadelphia International Airport(PHL) Terminal Maps visit http://www.tripindicator.com/phl-philadelphia-international-airport-terminal-map.html

For New Castle Airport(ILG) Terminal Maps visit http://www.tripindicator.com/ilg-new-castle-airport-terminal-map.html

For Atlantic City International Airport(ACY) Terminal Maps visit http://www.tripindicator.com/acy-atlantic-city-international-airport-terminal-map.html

 

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