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Travel to Pennsylvania

Flying to Pennsylvania

Major airports are: Philadelphia International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport.

Airport Guides

Philadelphia International Airport

Code

PHL

Location

Philadelphia International Airport is located 11km (7 miles) southwest of central Philadelphia.

Tel

(215) 937 6937.

Address

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Pittsburgh International Airport

Code

PIT

Location

Pittsburgh International Airport is situated 22km (14 miles) west of Pittsburgh.

Tel

+1 412 472 3525

Address

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Flight times

From London to Philadelphia is 8 hours, and to Pittsburgh is 11 hours (connecting flights).

Travelling to Pennsylvania by Rail

Pennsylvania has dozens of passenger railroads (www.patripsbytrain.com) in addition to mainline Amtrak (tel: +1 800 872 7245, in the USA only; www.amtrak.com) services. Philadelphia is home to one of Amtrak's busiest stations, at 30th Street, which is served by the 'Acela Express' service linking Washington, DC (journey time - 1 hour 50 minutes) with New York City (journey time - 1 hour 20 minutes) and Boston (journey time - 5 hours 35 minutes). Free transfers to the urban transportation system, run by SEPTA, are available to Amtrak passengers (request upon ticket purchase). Pittsburgh has daily Amtrak services to Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Driving to Pennsylvania

Getting to Pennsylvania by boat

Pennsylvania has three of the country's busiest ports within its borders. Philadelphia (www.philaport.com) is the largest freshwater port in the world. Erie (www.porterie.org) is one of the major Great Lakes ports and Pittsburgh (www.port.pittsburgh.pa.us) is one of the nation's largest inland ports, providing access to the extensive 1,400km (900-mile) USA inland waterway system.

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