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Destination guides > North America > USA > Mid-Atlantic > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Coming & going


Coming & going

Philadelphia has excellent transport connections with international flights and frequent buses and trains to destinations in north-eastern USA.


Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is one of the world's busiest airports. It is a US Airways hub and also a major airport for Southwestern Airlines and several other low cost carriers.

The SEPTA suburban train system is the best way to get to the airport. Trains the one way trip to Center City costs $5.50.


Philadelphia is a major hub for Greyhound, with service to most major destinations in the eastern United States. The Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal is at 1001 Filbert Street, Philadelphia (subway 11th Street, train Market East).

Chinatown buses are the cheapest way to travel to New York City and Washington DC. P2P and Todays go to New York City and Todays also goes to Washington DC. P2P buses stop at Market Street & N 30th Street (train/subway 30th Street) and Todays buses stop at 121 N 11th Street near the Convention Center (subway 11th Street, Chinatown).

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Philadelphia has excellent train connections with Amtrak trains to destinations along the Boston-New York City-Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washington DC corridor as well as trains inland to Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago. Amtrak trains stop at 30th Street Station west of the city centre.

SEPTA suburban trains also stop at 30th Street, as well as the more centrally located Suburban and Market East stations in the city centre. If you’re travelling to New York City a much cheaper alternative to Amtrak is to take the SEPTA train to Trenton and transfer to the NJ Transit train to New York's Penn Station.

NJ Transit trains run between 30th Street Station and Atlantic City, New Jersey.


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