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Arrive in Philadelphia, one of America’s most fascinating and biggest cities, ready for business or pleasure, courtesy of flights from Bangkok to Philadelphia with Qatar Airways. Let our award-winning cabin crew welcome you on board one of our spacious, modern and elegantly decorated aircraft – the leading edge in aviation that will get you to Philadelphia relaxed and refreshed after a luxury journey that's as memorable as the destination.
Called “Philly” by some and as the “birthplace of America,” by others Philadelphia is a city of contrasts – a vibrant metropolis and business centre, and a warmly hospitable tourist destination. This great American city has everything from famous historical monuments to modern shopping centres. Philadelphia is actually split into many districts, for example the Old City is where you can explore the origins of American independence and Center City West is where you’ll find many of the city’s tallest skyscrapers and business institutions.
The remarkable curved architecture and stunning design concept of the ultra-modern Bangkok Airport makes it a pleasure to fly from, and one of the most memorable airports in the world.
From its vaulted ceiling to its elegant lounges, extensive facilities and excellent transport connections, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport is the departure point for Qatar Airways flights from Bangkok.
Transportation and parking
Transport to and from the airport is extensive, making it easy to get around. Four bus lines, A, B, C and D, cover the whole of the complex and provide regular connections from the transport centre to the passenger terminals, VIP lounge and hotels.
Taxis arrive at the main departures point, and the airport has an extensive limousine service, offering six different types of limousines and a total of 380 cars available around the clock. For details, contact the Limousine counter Level 2, Baggage Claim Hall or Arrival Hall.
Between the airport’s official Novotel hotel and the terminal building are two 5-storey car park buildings that can hold up to 5,000 cars on short and long-stay parking.
Arriving at Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Travellers boarding Qatar Airways flights will need to go to the departures area on Level 4 within the main terminal. The airport is very large, so take advantage of the porter service if you have a lot of luggage. Drop-off points for taxis and cars are located outside the main entrance.
Facilities and amenities
The ultra-modern facilities at the airport make it easy to navigate, despite its size. There are 130 passport control checkpoints for arrivals, and 72 for departures, with 26 customs control checkpoints for arrivals, and eight for departures.
There are about 50 food and drink outlets throughout the terminal. Duty-free shopping is also available in what is practically a mall full of outlets, from high-end luxury goods and perfumes, to confectionery and books.
One of the largest cities in the USA and famous for being one of the country’s major commercial centres, Philadelphia is also one of the most important historical locations on the continent. Once the home of the early colonial government, today Philadelphia is reinventing itself as a 21st century hub for industry, commercial innovation and enterprise.
Book a flight to Philadelphia with Qatar Airways and discover the real heart of America in its colonial buildings, historic landmarks and modern, thriving commercial centre. It’s also a great way to meet ‘real’ Americans – generous, warm-hearted and welcoming people who are intensely proud of ‘Philly’ and all it has to offer the world.
Philadelphia is such a large city that it may be wise to invest in a Philadelphia CityPASS, which gives visitors entry to six major attractions within a nine-day period, making it ideal for tourists. Attractions included in the pass are The Franklin Institute, Adventure Aquarium, Philadelphia Zoo, The Academy of Natural Sciences, the National Constitution Center, the fascinating Please Touch Museum and the Eastern State Penitentiary.
One of Philadelphia’s greatest assets is the amount of public art on display around the centre, which is obviously free to enjoy too. This includes a very modern and innovative ‘Mural Arts Program’ that is designed to minimise graffiti and brighten up otherwise dull building fronts. A great open space that’s full of public art is Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, which showcases the work of Isaiah Zagar.
Philadelphia is home to a huge selection of museums, many of which contain collections of international importance. In the Center City West district you’ll find the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Academy of Natural Sciences, Franklin Institute Science Museum, Mutter Museum, Rosenbach Museum & Library and Rodin Museum, while other districts house an equally eclectic selection of institutions and museums.
Flights to Philadelphia with Qatar Airways land at Philadelphia International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Philadelphia please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
Voltage: 120 V 60 Hz
Plugs: Type A / B
International dialing code: +1
More Information: Read our Philadelphia Travel Guide
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