Pennsylvania Airports

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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Location: The airport is located seven miles (11km) from downtown Philadelphia.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (215) 937 6937
Transfer between terminals: Philadelphia International Airport consists of seven terminals (A East, A West, B, C, D, E, and F). Terminal F is the only building not directly connected to the others, but free shuttles connect it to Terminal A-East and Terminal C.
Getting to the city: SEPTA operates public transport, providing a high-speed rail service between the airport terminals and central Philadelphia, which is the fastest connection to the city centre. Trains depart every 30 minutes between 4.52am and 11.52pm every day, and the journey takes about 25 minutes. SEPTA Bus Routes 37, 108, and 115 also run to downtown Philadelphia. Taxis, shuttles, rental cars, and ride-hailing app services are also available.
Car rental: Car rental agencies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. Information is available for each of the car rental agencies from Ground Transportation Information desks located in all baggage claim areas.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available, day and night. They are metered but charge a flat rate for transport to the city centre. Taxis are found on the Commercial Transportation Roadway in Zone 5.
Facilities: Airport facilities are comprehensive, with banks, ATMs, and currency exchange facilities. Travellers can also choose from the numerous restaurants, cafes, and fast food outlets available. The airport features art exhibitions and multiple shops, including duty-free.
Parking: Short-term parking at Philadelphia International Airport costs $4 for half an hour and $2 per 30 minutes thereafter, up to a daily maximum of $44. Long-term parking has similar rates, but the daily rate is just $24. The Economy Lot costs $11 per day and is connected to the terminal via a free shuttle service.
Website: www.phl.org

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Location: The airport is located about 14 miles (22km) west of central Pittsburgh.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: + 1 412 472 3525.
Transfer between terminals: The Landside and Airside terminals are linked by a moving walkway.
Getting to the city: Several taxi, shuttle bus and limousine companies service the airport, providing transport to the city and nearby centres. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available. Public transportation is limited to the Port Authority Transit 28X Airport Flyer, which departs roughly every 30 minutes, connecting to downtown Pittsburgh.
Car rental: Car hire companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Dollar, National and Payless.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are readily available at the airport.
Facilities: There are a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars in the two terminals. ATMs, currency exchange services, a business lounge and an information desk are also available. Disabled facilities are good.
Parking: Short-term parking is available just outside the terminal. It costs $1 for the first hour, and $4 per hour thereafter, up to $24 per day. Long-term parking at Pittsburgh International Airport costs $14 per day, and the extended-stay lots are just $8 per day.
Website: www.pitairport.com

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

Location: The airport is located six miles (10km) from Allentown city centre.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4, from mid-March to the first Sunday in November)
Getting to the city: Taxis, public buses and shuttles are available at the airport to transport passengers to the city centre and car rental is also available.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented the airport include Avis, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, and Hertz, among others.
Airport Taxis: Several taxi companies service the airport.
Facilities: Facilities are quite limited at this airport, but travellers will find ATMs, facilities for the disabled, public telephones, luggage carts, and a conference room, as well as coffee shops, a pub, and a gift shop.
Parking: The airport offers both long-term and short-term parking options with 10 minutes free parking. Located adjacent to the terminal, short-term parking is convenient and costs $2 per hour. Long-term parking is located next to the terminal and costs $14 per day.
Website: www.flylvia.com

University Park Airport (SCE)

Location: The airport is situated around seven miles (11km) from downtown State College.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (814) 865 4042
Getting to the city: There is no public transport to the airport, but taxis, shuttles, and rental cars are available.
Car rental: Alamo, National, Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Payless, and Hertz are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: A number of taxi companies service the airport and can be called from a phone near the baggage claim area.
Facilities: State College Airport is small, but there is free wifi, a cafe, an ATM, and good disabled facilities.
Parking: The first 30 minutes of parking are free at the airport, thereafter it costs $1 per hour and up to a daily maximum of $9.
Website: www.universityparkairport.com
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Erie International Airport Tom Ridge Field (ERI)

Location: The airport is situated six miles (10km) southwest of Erie.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (814) 833 4258
Getting to the city: The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority provides regular transport to the Greater Erie region.
Car rental: Alamo, Avis, Hertz, National, Enterprise, and Budget are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: There are a couple of taxi companies, shuttle services, and limousine agencies at the airport. There are also ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft operating.
Facilities: Airport facilities include an ATM, an information desk, a lost and found, art exhibitions, a cafe, a gift shop, and vending machines.
Parking: The first 20 minutes of parking are free at the airport. In the short-term lot, parking costs $3 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour, up to a daily maximum of $15. In the long-term lot the hourly rates are the same, but the daily maximum is $12.
Website: www.erieairport.org
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Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport (AVP)

Location: The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from downtown Scranton.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (570) 602 2000
Getting to the city: Taxis, buses, and rental cars are available at the airport and a number of hotels offer shuttles for their guests.
Car rental: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxi companies service the airport as well as ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a meditation room, an information centre, restaurants, a gift shop, massage chairs, an ATM, a conference room, and vending machines.
Parking: The first 15 minutes are free in all airport parking areas. Lots charge $2 for the first two hours or less and $1.50 for each additional half an hour. The daily maximums are $12 in the parking garage and $9 for the surface lot, with weekly maximums being $72 and $54 respectively.
Website: www.flyavp.com
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Capital City Airport (HAR)

Location: The airport is situated three miles (5km) southeast of Harrisburg
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (717) 525 9999
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Alamo, among others.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are generally available; they wait for passengers outside the airport, and can be organised in advance.
Facilities: Facilities are limited at this airport, but all basic passenger needs should be met.
Website: www.flycxy.com
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