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Cheap Flights to Philadelphia (PHL)

Information about flights to Philadelphia

Nothing quite embodies the spirit of America the way Philadelphia does. Renowned as the home of the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia Eagles, and mouthwatering hoagies, this city has a rich past that has shaped culture in the state of Pennsylvania and beyond.

Philadelphia’s a bustling and vibrant metropolis but is also surrounded by some of the most stunning natural vistas in the US like Brandywine Valley, aka “America’s Garden Capital”. Not only that but the City of Brotherly Love is also a cultural hotspot, famous for being the backdrop in iconic movie franchises like Rocky.

Philadelphia is a must-see destination for sports fans, history buffs, and film geeks alike. Luckily, you can get there pretty easily from a range of global locations. With major operators including British Airways and Qatar Airways offering flights, Philly is easily accessible from within the US and abroad.

eDreams can help you turn your plans into reality while offering you the best prices for flights and accommodation.

Itinerary for a weekend in Philadelphia

You’re just passing through but desperately want to squeeze in as many Philadelphia landmarks and experiences as possible: fear not. Here’s our breakdown of the places you absolutely must visit during your trip to Philadelphia:

Day 1: Experience the birthplace of liberty in Philadelphia

If you want to start the vacation off strong, we say you should head straight to the Independence National Historical Park. This is where you’ll get your fill of Philadelphia’s proud history as the birthplace of American democracy.

Stroll around and take in the splendor of sites like Independence Hall, along with the Liberty Bell and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Just outside 101 South Third Street is another museum dedicated to the revolution, which features a fascinating array of weapons and documents.

You can learn about the area and its national importance in more detail by visiting the visitor center, which is situated in the middle of the park. Alternatively, you could schedule a walking tour so that a local guide can show you around.

We’d suggest heading to the acclaimed Reading Terminal Market for the evening- the best place to satisfy your appetite when in Philly. This historical hall was built in 1893 and now has everything from flowers to homeware and, of course, the best cuisine. Those with a sweet tooth should scope out the donuts and, of course, the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich is obligatory.

Day 2 Soak up the vibes of Philadelphia’s nightlife

Your second day is dedicated to the city waterfront, where you’ll see a completely different pace of life. Penn's Landing is a waterfront street that captures the sun glimmering off the water on even the most overcast of days. In winter, it has a skating rink and in summer you can book excursions or rent kayaks. If these activities aren’t your kind of thing, then kick back and relax in dockside cafes with a coffee.

In the evening, head to the downtown area and soak up the city’s nightlife. Especially in Rittenhouse Square, there’s literally something for everyone, whether that’s glamorous rooftop bars, popular live music venues, salt-of-the-earth dive bars, or craft breweries.

Day 3:Race to the top of the steps Rocky-style in Philadelphia

On the final morning, pick up a coffee to go and stop by John F. Kennedy Plaza for a selfie opportunity. Here, you’ll find the original Love sculpture by Robert Indiana and a public park known as a legendary skateboarding spot.

Then, we’d recommend taking in some of the unique artwork that Philadelphia has to offer.

The Barnes Foundation is extremely popular and features a personal collection that includes work by masters such as Cezanne and Matisse. There’s also a museum dedicated to the work of Rodin. This site initially opened back in 1929 -it's now the biggest collection outside of Paris and includes "The Thinker".

However, most people will opt for the varied collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As a bonus, if you’re a die-hard Stallone fan, follow in the footsteps of thousands before you and head over to the eastern entrance, which has the iconic steps and statues that were featured in Rocky III. Take a run to the top, Stallone style, then get a grand view of the city itself as well as the beloved statue of Philadelphia's adopted son.

FAQs about travel to Philadelphia

What’s the name of the Philadelphia airport?

The only major commercial airport in Philadelphia is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). This is the main hub for travel to the city of Philadelphia and the wider state of Pennsylvania. It has 6 terminals going from A-F.


Which airlines offer direct flights to Philadelphia?

There are a range of carriers that provide direct flights to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). These include:

American Airlines also offers national and international flights to and from the airport.


How can I request assistance for children traveling alone?

For children traveling alone, you must request assistance from the airline that you booked with. All will have age restrictions on who can travel alone. Some may charge an added fee for a chaperone service. Other airlines, particularly budget ones, will not let children travel alone under any circumstances.


How can I travel with an assistance dog?

To travel with an assistance dog, let the airline and airport know in advance. You'll need to carry your dog's identification and certificates with you at all times. The Civil Aviation Authority states that all airlines must let assistance dogs onboard without any charge. The dog will sit in the footwell in front of the seat you have booked.


How do I find cheap flights to Philadelphia that have flexible change policies in eDreams?

When looking for cheap deals to Philadelphia with flexible change policies, be sure to add a Flexible Fare to your booking. This lets travelers change their departure dates free of charge. If not, you may be subject to fees and cancelation charges should you decide to rearrange your trip to Philadelphia.


How can I book cheap hotels on eDreams in Philadelphia?

eDreams can be used to book Philadelphia flight and hotel deals. The hotel section can be found on the menu at the top of the website. Scroll up and click, and you’ll be presented with the hotel section. Put in your desired dates and you will get a range of accommodation options, from hotels to homestays. All of this will come with the best price possible for the selected dates.


What baggage do I need to check in for my flight?

This depends on the airline you have booked with and your luggage allowance. Most carriers will allow small items of hand baggage to be carried onto the flight, with larger cases checked in and placed in the hold. The weight and dimensions of these will be stated upon booking.


How can I check in with eDreams?

When you booked with eDreams, you’ll have received a reference number for your ticket. Go to the airline's website and use this along with your name to open the check-in services. The airline should guide you through the rest of the process.


Do I need to pay a cancelation fee if I cancel my flight to Philadelphia?

Only eDreams tickets with a 'Cancel for Any Reason Guarantee' are eligible for a refund, with only a 20% excess fee, should you decide to cancel. Other than this, it depends on the individual airline's cancelation policies. Some may charge a fee for a cancelation, or others may add an administration fee.


How do I know if my flight is eligible for compensation?

If your flight delays your arrival by more than 2 hours, you may be entitled to compensation. In addition, if it was canceled less than 14 days before departure, without notice, you may also be able to reclaim some of your costs. Contact your airline to discuss this in more detail.

Philadelphia airport

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the only major commercial airline hub serving the city and is based around 7 miles away from the city's downtown area. It has a range of both domestic and international flights using its runways. Global carriers that fly there include:

US companies that fly there include JetBlue, Delta, and American Airlines amongst others.

Within Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), terminals run from A-F. While Terminal A is in Philadelphia, the western and southern runways technically run over county lines into Delaware. This makes Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) a rare airport that operates in 2 states.

As the main airport for the city and state, there are plenty of amenities with eateries and retail stores galore. You can get some last-minute souvenirs or indulge in that final Philly Cheesesteak sandwich before departure. Alternatively, you can relax in an airport lounge. Families will find mother and baby rooms along with kids' corners in most terminals, and there are also free WiFi and charging stations to keep you connected.

If you need last-minute accommodation, the best hotels by Philadelphia Airport (PHL) include the Marriot and 2 offerings by the Hilton Hotel brand.

There are plenty of transport options, too. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has a direct train that takes you from the city center to the airport. They're regular with only 30 minutes between services and a cheap cost of around $7. TheAirport Regional Rail Line also connects you to other terminals and areas of the city such as Jefferson.

In addition, several bus routes will take you to South Philadelphia, 69th Street, and the Delaware County Community College. This is the cheapest way to get into the city center and should cost no more than around $7.

If you prefer a private car, then cabs are available in Zone 5. The city operates a flat rate of nearly $32.00 per person for a one-way journey. If you’ve pre-booked a hotel, then many may provide a complimentary shuttle service. There are loads of car rental services at Philadelphia Airport (PHL), with major providers like Avis and Nertz amongst others on site.

Philadelphia International Airport

Top Carriers

Top carriers at Philadelphia International Airport include: American Airlines, Delta Airlines and Frontier Airlines.

Location

Philadelphia International Airport stands around 13km outside of central Philadelphia.

Transportation

A station on the SEPTA rail network connects the airport with destinations in the city center. SEPTA buses also serve the airport. Taxis and shuttle services provide alternative options for passengers.

The best time to visit Philadelphia

The high season is summertime when schools close and holidaymakers flood the city. If you’re a fan of a lively atmosphere and want your vacation to be booked and busy, this is your time to shine.

However, if you want to beat the crowds, then school returns in mid-September. You’ll see a noticeable drop in the number of people at museums and galleries. It's also much easier to get tables at the best eateries, even when making last-minute bookings.

Those seeking the best of Philadelphia’s weather should aim for spring (March-May) and fall (October-November) as these seasons afford you the best of the weather, with fewer tourists and generally cheaper prices for flights and accommodation, too.

In contrast, January and February are quieter (and therefore cheaper) months to visit owing to the winter lull. The additional payoff to going during these months is that many of the indoor attractions and museums are there for you to explore with no long lines for tickets, and you may even get reduced prices.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Philadelphia

How can I find cheap flights to Philadelphia on eDreams?
At eDreams you will find flights from $6 to Philadelphia. Thanks to the combination of various technologies, machine learning algorithms and real user searches on our platform, you will be able to choose between the different options that best suit your needs when you have to fly to Philadelphia.
Which airlines fly to Philadelphia?
Airlines flying direct from the US to Philadelphia include:
  • Frontier Airlines, with flights from Orlando, Tampa and from Miami, for example.
  • Spirit Airlines also operates numerous flights, some of them originating from Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Atlanta.
  • American Airlines, with flights from Miami to Philadelphia and Las Vegas and also from Fort Myers, FL.
Airlines with indirect flights to Philadelphia include:
  • American Airlines, with flights from Miami and Columbus, OH, as well as from Cedar Rapids, IA.
How long before a flight to Philadelphia should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Philadelphia, you should get to the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs, and boarding the airplane can take some time. At eDreams, you can find the best deals for flights to Philadelphia departing from over 167 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Philadelphia with eDreams you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
What is the name of Philadelphia’s airport?
Philadelphia is served by 2 airport[s]. Philadelphia International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 167 cities, such as Orlando, Miami and Atlanta, the most popular routes.
How far is Philadelphia’s airport from the city centre?
Philadelphia’s airport Philadelphia International Airport is located 6 miles from the city centre.
How much is the trip from the airport to Philadelphia’s city centre?
Public transport: The price for the trip is about 2.50 $ per person.
Taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Philadelphia International Airport , the average price for the ride to Philadelphia centre is around 2.70 $ per km.
Car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, eDreams has the best offers of car rentals in Philadelphia. Pick your preferred car type and get from Philadelphia International Airport to Philadelphia city centre on your own terms.
What is the weather like in Philadelphia?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Philadelphia is in July, June and August, when the average temperature reaches 26.01 °C, while June, August and September are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 110.15 hours. However, if you prefer colder temperatures, make sure you visit Philadelphia during January, February or March to experience an average of -0.28 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, February and October, when the average precipitation in Philadelphia is 9 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.
Airport code PHL PHL is the airport IATA code on flights to Philadelphia
Top Airline Frontier Airlines Popular airline with flights to Philadelphia

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