Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

The Philadelphia International Airport serves both Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania region. Located seven miles from Philadelphia's downtown, it is the largest airport in the Delaware region and the state.

Travelers have several parking options both in and out of the airport. In addition to the five on-airport options, there are several off-site garages and lots to choose from as well.

This guide will help provide the information to help you make the best choice from the options available to you. Below you will find parking rates for long and short-term options, hotels that offer parking and shuttles, and possible places to grab a meal.

Parking Rates and Options

Long Term

There are two long-term parking options at the Philadelphia Airport. The terminal parking garages cost $24 per day, and the Economy Parking Lot costs $11 per day. There are also a few off-site parking facilities that you can expect to cost $8 per day. These facilities also offer a shuttle service.

Short term

There are both hourly and daily areas of parking near the airport terminals. Adjacent to each terminal, the garages have a letter corresponding to each terminals' letter. Covered bridges are provided for ease of access to pedestrians.

When picking up or dropping off, the hourly parking, located on the first floor of each garage is the best choice. However, if overnight parking is required, then it is advised that you opt for the economy parking areas. 

Hourly Parking

Up to 30 minutes--$4
1 hour--$6
1.5 hour--$8
2 hours--$10
2.5 hours--$12
3 hours--$15
3.5 hours--$17
4 hours--$24
24 hours--$44

Airport Resources

No matter how travelers look at it, parking rates at or near the Philadelphia Airport can be expensive, especially if you have to park there for several days.

With this in mind, we have gathered a few ideas and resources to help you find the best rates, discounts, and coupons in an attempt to make your parking more affordable.

Official Airport Parking Page

This page offers information on a variety of options that are both convenient and economical. It also includes up to date information and news. There is also information on links to the flights, passengers, and airport itself.


On Air Parking is here to help you find the cheapest and best parking rates at airports across the country. They currently offer the lowest daily rate of any nearby parking locations at just $4.98 per day!

Hotel Parking with Airport Shuttle Service

Several hotels within two miles of the Philadelphia International Airport offer shuttle service to and from the terminals.

Microtel Inns & Suites

Distance from PHL: .5 mile

8840 Tinicum Boulevard, Philadelphia

Phone: (215) 492-0700

Sheraton Suites PHL

Distance from PHL: 1.1 miles

4101 B Island Avenue, Philadelphia

Phone: (215) 365-6600

Philadelphia Airport Courtyard Marriott

Distance from PHL: 2 miles

2033 Penrose Avenue, Philadelphia

Phone: (215) 365-2200

Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

Distance from PHL: 2 miles

500 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia

Phone: (610) 521-5900

Parking Tips

Travelers need to keep in mind and note that there are six-foot height restrictions in the terminal garages. For this reason, those vehicles that are oversized are more than welcome to park in the Economy Lot. 

If travelers are visiting for less than 24 hours, they are welcome to use the short-term parking areas conveniently located near terminals C, D, E, and F.

If you require a jump start, tire repair, or get locked out of your vehicle, airport parking offers these free services. The contact number for airport parking at (215) 683-9842 for assistance.

Local Eateries

Although there are several places to grab a bite to eat near the PHL, those that rated with the most stars are:

The Bistro - American

8900 Bartram Avenue, at the Courtyard Marriott

Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with coffee and cocktail drinks.

Popi's Italian Restaurant - Italian

3120 S 20th Street

Features dining areas, banquet rooms, and on occasion, a singer at the bar. Takeout and delivery available

Chickie's & Pete's Terminal C

8000 Essington Avenue, In the Philadelphia International Airport

Takeout only

Jack Duggan's Pub—Irish Pub

8500 Essington Avenue, In the Philadelphia International Airport

Low-key atmosphere offering breakfast, burgers, and more.

Sky Asian Bistro - Sushi and Dim Sum

8000 Essington Avenue, In the Philadelphia International Airport

Enjoy classic sushi, along with both Chinese and Thai influenced dishes.

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