Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, USA

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Philadelphia (PHL)

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Visiting from Sydney to Philadelphia

Boathouse Row, houses along the river

Philadelphia is a large, bustling, yet quaint city rich in history and packed with culture. Philly as it’s affectionally known, has excellent museums devoted to the Constitution, the American Revolution and Benjamin Franklin. This US city has plenty of outdoor spaces, including the Sprawling Fairmount Park ensures nature and greenery are both within easy access, and the bicycle and jogging paths of the Schuylkill River Trails. During your stay, sample the city’s best food attractions, be sure to visit the Reading Terminal Market and the South 9th Street Italian Market. You’ll find everything from pizza, cheesesteak sandwiches or salty pretzels. There is plenty to explore in Philadelphia.

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Fly Sydney to Philadelphia (SYD to PHL)

The approximate flight time from Sydney to Philidelphia is 20 hours and 59 minutes, including connection via Dallas.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Philadelphia is March through to May. During springtime the weather is beautiful, parks are in full bloom and it's perfect to walk around the city or visit the Philly craft beer festival. Summer is the busiest time in terms of visitors, though it can get very hot. In the summer months, the Philadelphia Pride Parade is on as well as live music events for the 4th of July festival. Winter in Phily gets really cold, though you can join in the holiday festivals from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Philadelphia Int. Airport (PHL), also known as PHL, is an important airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The airport is located 16 km southwest from downtown Philadelphia, next to Delaware River.  PHL Airport has seven terminal buildings. 

Arriving in Philadelphia 

The staff at Philadelphia Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Philadelphia from Philadelphia Airport

Getting into Philadelphia from the airport is easy, with many transport options available to suit your needs. Public transport options include the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, SEPTA, provides a train service between Center City and the Airport on the Airport Regional Rail Line. Trains run every 30 minutes. The Airport is also served by three SEPTA bus routes located outside of baggage claim. A number of car rental facilities are conveniently located at Philadelphia International Airport.  Rental agencies provide frequent free shuttles between all bag claims and their rental car facility.  All rental car shuttles pick-up from  Zone 2 on Arrivals Road. If you plan to use Uber, Lyft or another app-based ride service after landing at PHL, proceed through baggage claim and follow the ground transportation signs for Ride App/Zone 7. Taxicabs are readily available and provide service to the Philadelphia metro area and surrounding counties.

Getting around Philadelphia

There are many ways to get around Philadelphia to see the city by foot, bike, bus and more. When visiting Philly, it is a must to walk through the Reading Terminal Market or to see the Liberty Bell. Peddler’s Village and Longwood Gardens are other interesting sites too. The city's layout is simple to master and the neighbourhood streets are filled with fun and diverse shops, restaurants, museums, parks and people, so it great to walk around. Philadelphia has become one of the most bike-friendly big cities in the country with dedicated bike lanes on city streets. The most convenient way to see some of the city’s top attractions is aboard the Philadelphia PHLASH Downtown Loop hop and hop off bus. Public transport options include the SEPTA, buses and the trolley lines. You can also hail a taxi, rent a car or take an Uber of Lyft for a convenient way to navigate Philadelphia.

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Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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