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Transportation

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Transportation

I will be in Philly on a layover on my way to Greece. Is there any bus/train type of transportation from the airport into th city?

If so... how long does it usually take?'

Thanks!

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1. Re: Transportation

Yes, but how long is your layover?

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2. Re: Transportation

Hi Katie,

There is a train that runs from the Airport to Center City. It takes about twenty-five minutes. A cab ride would probably be quicker (depending on where you want to go and the time of day) and has a flat rate of about $27. However, be advised that upon return to the airport you will have to go through security and will need to be there at least two hours before your flight.

Lynn

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Thanks, Would train be the best bet? We have a layover of about 5 hours. Just wanted to get a bite to eat somewhere good in the city.

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Unfortunately, you won't have enough time to get to town, eat, and get back. Too much can go wrong, and you do need to be back at least 2 hours in advance. Your best bet is to stay in the airport. There is a TGIFriday's at least, so you're not suck with generic airport food.

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Sorry to bother you again! I just really had my heart set on a cheesesteak! We arrive at 10:30 am and our flight to Athens leaves at 4. In other words you said that we would want to be at the airport by 2. You dont think that would be enough time on the train?

Thanks for your help!!

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Well, it's just that you never know. Stuff happens. I commute by train every day, and I can count on being severly delayed (1 hour or more) 2 or 3 times a year, and it always happens when I really need to be somewhere. Also, if you are flying USAir, you will be late getting in. And, if your luggage isn't checked through, you will need to pick it up and check it in again, which is very time consuming. BTW, if you have that option, take it. USAIr is famous for misdirecting luggage during transfers. Additionally, I can't think of a good cheesesteak place close to any of the train stations.

As to taxi: $54 is a lot to pay for a couple of cheesesteaks. They're good, but not THAT good. You can get really good one closer to the airport, at Tony Luke's, Front & Oregon. That's definitely a cab ride- probably about $30 round trip I'm guessing. Still a lot to pay, IMO, but the cab driver will be suitably impressed that you know to go there. :)

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I have to agree with Owlyn that a cheesesteak is not worth the expense. However, there are many excellent restaurants close to I-95 or the train stations. Assuming you do arrive in Philly at 10:30 you should be able to get a great lunch. However, be sure on what time you must return to the airport. At times you must allow 3 hours before your flight time.

All that being said, what kind of food do you like? If you really want a cheesesteak in town then I recommend Campo's on the 200 block of Market. It will keep you close to I-95 and you'll be in a fun area for walking. If you want to take the train you could get off at Market Station East and go to Rick's in the Reading Terminal Market. There's nothing like the Reading Terminal Market!

Lynn

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Regarding luggage -

I believe that when you fly within the US and then have a connection to go out of the country your luggage goes through. It's when you come back and need to clear Customs that you have to claim your luggage, go through Customs, and then recheck it for the domestic flight.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong!

Lynn

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