A Guide to PHL Airport

PHL Airport is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley and one of the busiest airports in the Northeast. If you’ve never flown out of or into the airport, it may be intimidating. However, our PHL Airport parking company put together a guide to help you understand where to go, what’s available, and some interesting facts about the airport:

Fast Facts

Size: PHL Airport covers 2,410 acres of land

Terminal Space: There are seven terminals at PHL that cover 3,254,354 square feet.

Number of Gates: 126

Runways Lengths:

  • 9R/27L: 10,500 feet
  • 9L/27R: 9,500 feet
  • 17/35: 6,500 feet
  • 8/26: 5,000 feet

Annual Traffic: PHL Airport sees more than 30 million passengers on an annual basis.

Airlines and Terminals

There are 14 airlines that service PHL Airport out of six different terminals. On average, if you’re flying internationally, you can expect your gate to be in terminal A-West. If you’re flying domestically, you’ll likely be departing out of one of the other five terminals.

Terminal A-East

American Airlines

Aer Lingus

Terminal A-West

American Airlines

British Airways



Qatar Airways

Terminal B

American Airlines

Terminal C

American Airlines

Terminal D

Air Canada

Alaska Airlines

Delta Air Lines

United Airlines

Terminal E

Frontier Airlines


Southwest Airlines

Spirit Airlines

Terminal F

American Eagle (AA)

Dining, Shops, & Services

PHL Airport offers nearly 180 locations for dining, shopping, and other services. To explore the variety of offerings, click here.

Service Animal Relief Locations


  • Terminal A-West: near Gate A16
  • Terminal A-East: A/B Link across from Gate A1 shuttle bus stop
  • Terminal B: A/B Link, B end
  • Terminal C: C/D Link, C end
  • Terminal D: C/D Link, D end
  • Terminal E: Gate E1
  • Terminal F: Level 1, near the elevator/escalator lobby


  • Departures Road between Terminals A-West and A-East
  • Between Terminal B/C ticketing and the Airport Communications Center
  • Adjacent to Terminal E and Terminal F
  • Arrivals Road adjacent to Terminal A-East baggage claim
  • Commercial Vehicle Road (south side of baggage claim nearest to SEPTA train platform)
  • Adjacent to Terminal B baggage claim and Terminal E baggage claim

Art Exhibits & Entertainment

PHL Airport boasts an Exhibition Program that is a nationally-recognized, award-winning visual arts initiative. The program provides millions of visitors from around the world access to a wide variety of art forms by artists and arts institutions from the Philadelphia area.

When it comes to music, Philly Airport Live serves as a proud showcase for today’s Philly entertainers. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the year and tend to focus on peak travel times. Travelers can enjoy musicians, high school choirs, dance groups, magicians, and more. In addition to Philly Airport Live, PHL features Just Plane Fun – a summer-long entertainment program that features performances, beauty care demonstrations, educational and informational displays, artist demonstrations, historical impersonators, and caricaturists.

Airport Map

Here is an overall map of PHL Airport, complements of phl.org:

PHL Airport parking

PHL Airport Parking

There are several PHL Airport parking locations at PHL Airport, however, we recommend skipping them altogether and making a PHL Airport parking reservation with us! We not only offer affordable valet parking rates, but we’ll take you to and from PHL Airport in the comfort of your own car. In addition, we offer a variety of vehicle services that you can add on to your reservation.