Philadelphia is the second-largest city on the East Coast and ranks sixth in the nation, with a metropolitan population of more than 6 million people and a thriving Center City that’s incredibly easy to get to.
Conveniently located in the middle of the Northeast Corridor, Philly is 100 miles south of New York, 133 miles north of Washington, D.C. and 55 miles from Atlantic City.
More than 63 million people – approximately a quarter of the U.S. population – live within a 5.5-hour drive from Philadelphia, where the Liberty Bell, award-winning restaurants and stellar arts institutions await.
But you don’t have to drive.
Approximately a quarter of the U.S. population lives within a 5.5-hour drive of Philadelphia.
Those who want to kick back and relax en route to the City of Brotherly Love can hop on Amtrak , which provides service along the Northeast Corridor and points west and south; or Greyhound , operating bus service throughout the region from its Chinatown terminal. The extremely wallet-friendly and popular Megabus and BoltBus lines, which depart from outside William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, connect Philadelphia with Boston, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), approximately seven miles from Center City, serves 25 airlines with nearly 500 daily departures to more than 120 destinations worldwide. Southwest Airlines offers daily nonstop flights to cities like Orlando, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas and Phoenix. With American Airlines , international travelers can also take advantage of service to such destinations as London, Rome, Toronto, Budapest, Cancun, Paris and the Bahamas.