Parking and Ground Transportation

Car Rental Numbers

Company  Phone #  TDD/TTY #
 Alamo 1-800-327-9633 Not Available *
 Avis 1-800-331-1212 1-800-331-2323 
 Budget 1-800-527-0700 1-800-826-5510
 Dollar 1-800-800-4000 1-800-358-5856
 Enterprise 1-800-261-7331 1-866-534-9270
 Hertz 1-800-654-3131 1-800-654-2280 
National 1-800-227-7368 1-800-328-6323

*Contact the Pennsylvania Relay Service, 800-654-5984 or 800-654-5988 for TDD/TTY



Parking and Ground Transportation

Dropping off and picking up passengers at the Airport is facilitated by the existence of designated areas in front of each terminal on both the Departing Flights road and outside each bag claim in the passenger pick-up area on the Arriving Flights road. The Short-Term parking lots on the ground level across from bag claim areas contain Handicapped Parking spaces; these areas are clearly marked with the International Symbol of Accessibility and are on accessible routes equipped with curb ramps to facilitate entering the terminal.


Oversize wheelchair equipped vans that are unable to enter the garages due to the height limit (6 feet) can park in Short-Term (ground level of the garages) and will be charged the less-expensive Garage rate for visits less than 24 hours. (Note: Overnight parking is not permitted in the Short-Term lots). These vehicles must have Handicapped license plates or placard displayed. For visits longer than 24 hours, oversize vehicles that cannot enter the garages can park in the Economy Lot. 


The Philadelphia Parking Authority operates Short-Term, Garage and Economy parking facilities at the Airport. Handicapped parking spaces are located close to the elevators in the garages, bus stops in the Economy Parking lot and bag claims in Short-Term (ground level of the garages) lots. Some helpful tips for deciding which parking option to use are as follows: 


  • Short-Term (ground level of the garages) parking is recommended for brief visits of up to 1 hour.
  • Garage parking is less expensive than Short-Term parking for visits of more than 3 and 1/2 hours.
  • Economy Parking Lot – The Airport operates a free shuttle bus that is wheelchair accessible and has “kneeling” capability.


Travelers who will need ground transportation in wheelchair accessible vehicles from the Airport should make arrangements in advance of their arrival. 


Additional information is available by calling the Ground Transportation hotline at 215-937-6958 or visiting a ground transportation counter in the bag claim areas (Terminal F passengers can access ground transportation and information in Terminal E bag claim).


Find out which terminal your party will be arriving at before you come to the Airport. Up-to-date flight information can be obtained by dialing 1-800-PHL-GATE (1-800-745-4283), or by checking flight information. To learn the anticipated departure or arrival time and the terminal gate. Passengers can be picked up outside the bag claim on the Arriving Flights road at the terminal where the flight arrived. Terminal F passengers can be picked up on the Arriving Flights road at Terminal E bag claim. US Airways passengers who have checked bags and are arriving on domestic flights at Terminal A-West/A-East can be met at B/C bag claim.


Economy Parking is an ideal selection for lengthy visits. Parking in these areas requires use of free shuttle buses, all of which are wheelchair accessible and have “kneeling” capability. These buses are available 24 hours a day and circulate between the Economy Lot and the terminals every 10 minutes.




For more information on the Airport's parking facilities, contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority at:


Philadelphia Parking Authority
Fax, 215-683-9828


Your comments and suggestions can also be sent to The mailing address is: One Main Toll Plaza, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA 19153.



Cell Phone Waiting Lot

The Airport provides a free Cell Phone Waiting Lot on Airport less than one minute from the baggage claim areas. To reach the lot from I-95 North or South or Route 291, follow the signs to Philadelphia International Airport. Take the Arriving Flights roadway into the Airport and follow the signs for the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.




SEPTA’s Airport Regional Rail Line can be accessed from the pedestrian walkways between the terminals and the bag claims at Terminals A-East, B, C and D, and E (Terminal F passengers can access the train platform at Terminal E). Elevators are located on the SEPTA platforms and pedestrian bridges. The train platforms are equipped with bridge plates to assist people who use wheelchairs in crossing the gap between the train and the platform. Yellow safety stripes are at the edges of all platforms.

The SEPTA Airport Regional Rail Line runs every 30 minutes between the Airport and Center City. Trains operate from Center City to the Airport between 4:25 AM and 11:25 PM, and from the Airport to Center City from 5:07 AM to 12:07 AM. The Airport Line stops at Terminals A-East, B, C-D and E (Terminal F passengers board/exit at Terminal E). The one-way fare to Center City is $8.00 cash only ($1.00 additional for connections to other SEPTA Regional Rail Lines at 30th Street, Suburban Station and Jefferson (Market East) Purchase an Individual Independence Pass from the conductor for $12.00 or a Family Independence Pass (good for one family of up to 5 people traveling together) for $29.00. Both provide unlimited travel on SEPTA buses, trolleys, subways, and Regional Rail for one whole day.

Amtrak and New Jersey Transit connections can be made at 30th Street Station. Connections to the Market Frankford Line can be made at 30th Street, Suburban and Jefferson (Market East) .Stations. Connections to the Broad Street Line can be made at Suburban Station.

SEPTA accessible bus service is provided by the Routes 37 (to/from South Philadelphia), 108 (to/from 69th Street Transportation Center) and 115 (to/from Suburban Square in Ardmore). Bus fare costs $2.25; transfers are $1.00 (exact fare, cash only). SEPTA buses board at Zone 1 outside the baggage claim at Terminals A-East, B, C, D and E (Terminal F passengers board/exit at Terminal E).


SEPTA’s Customized Community Transport (CCT Connect)


Service picks up registered passengers, seniors and individuals with disabilities at Zone 1 located outside of each bag claim area. To schedule a pick-up, registered users may call

215-580-7700 (TDD/TTY 215-580-7712), or log onto



Car Rental Info

Car rental information phones are available at all bag claim areas for the following car rental agencies with offices on the Airport grounds: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.


Vehicles equipped with hand controls are available at all of these agencies, however, as much as 72 hours advance notice is required. Such requests must be made at the time the vehicle is reserved. If you require a TDD/TTY phone to call any of the rental agencies, public pay phones with TDD/TTY equipment are available in each of the bag claim areas. Some ground transportation companies provide shuttle service with vans equipped with electric lifts. For more information on such services, please see a representative at the ground transportation counter in the bag claim areas (Terminal F passengers can access ground transportation and information in Terminal E bag claim).


Taxis, vans, limousines, local SEPTA bus Routes 37 and 108 and CCT Connect stop at all bag claim areas, with the exception of Terminal F where passengers can access ground transportation outside Terminal E bag claim.


To arrange for shuttle van or limousine service, it is best to make reservations in advance. Reservations can also be made from ground transportation phones in all bag claim areas at the Airport. The following is a list of phone numbers for the different modes of transportation available.




Company Phone #
All City Cab 215-467-6666
Capital 215-235-2200
City Cab 215-492-6500
Cresent 215-365-3500
Liberty 215-389-8000
Olde City 215-338-0838
Philadelphia Coach> 215-744-7777
PHL Cab 215-232-2000
Quaker City 215-728-8000
Victory 215-225-5000
Yellow Cab 215-333-3333




Company Phone #
AAA Airport One Direct 1-800-535-5466
American Limo 484-368-7041
Atlantic Sedan Service 610-659-8513
Call-First Transit 302-427-3736
Dave’s Best 215-288-1000
Delaware Express 1-800-648-5466
Lady Liberty 215-724-8888
Pennywise Sedan Service 1-866-255-7686
Rapid Rover 856-428-1500
Tropiano 1-800-559-2040