Philadelphia, also known as the City of Brotherly Love saw the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as a first capital of the United States. As a cultural hub with rich history, Philadelphia is an interesting place to visit. The city boasts a number of historical sites and art museums and such pearls as the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, the former home of the famous American writer.
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As in all US cities, the traffic is done on the right-hand side of the road. Take a look at our driving guide in the USA and learn about the local driving regulations before you arrive in Philadelphia. The roads in the centre often get large amounts of traffic, and since most of the historic sites are within walking distance from each other, we recommend avoiding the city centre during rush hour and using public transport instead. Use your car hire in Philadelphia to drive during off-peak times and for travelling to the neighbouring cities.
As non-occupied parking bays are difficult to find in the centre of the city, check for parking opportunities with your accommodation. Throughout the city there are parking meters which accept only dollar coins and quarters. An alternative method of payment are kiosks which accept bills and credit cards. Another parking possibility are paid secured parking garages scattered throughout the city and park and ride facilities located on the outskirts.
Philadelphia lies on the northeast coast of the United States where the Delaware River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The river acts as a border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. New York City is only 100 miles away from Philadelphia, which makes a two-hour drive. Philadelphia is the fifth most populous city in the USA and the largest one in Pennsylvania. The city enjoys hot summers and mild springs and autumns. Winters are usually cold with temperatures often dropping below zero and variable snowfall.
Philadelphia Airport (PHL)
Philadelphia Airport is located just over six miles southwest from the city centre. Pick up your car hire from Philadelphia Airport and arrive in the city in about 20 minutes.
Telephone: (001) 215 937-6937
Public transport system in Philadelphia is well developed and includes buses, trains, rapid transit, trolleys, and trackless trolleys. They are operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, SEPTA, with urban connections and services to the suburban counties. Opened in 1907, Philadelphia's underground system (subway), is the third-oldest one in the United States.