Why BA car hire?

Book your car hire with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Car hire in Philadelphia

British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in Philadelphia.

• Unlimited mileage
• 24–hour customer support and roadside assistance
• Collect Avios on every rental
• Free additional driver for Executive Club members worldwide

Hire a car in Philadelphia and take advantage of the great options on offer. Our rentals, in partnership with Avis, give you the freedom to explore the surrounding areas at your own pace.

Choose a car type to suit your holiday, choose an affordable economy or upgrade to an intermediate vehicle for a more spacious ride. Families will love Sesame Place, a one-of-a-kind theme park based on all of the characters from Sesame Street. While Hersheypark boasts exhilarating rides, a water park and zoo. Hershey’s Chocolate World is also situated nearby – pick up some sweet treats on your way past.

Driving itineraries we recommend from Philadelphia.


Take a day trip to the capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. This historic city played an important part in shaping US history. Visit the ‘must see’ State Capitol Building and enjoy a free tour of this impressive domed building. Then cross the plaza to explore the State Library. This urban metropolis still retains its warmth and friendliness – combining a hub of family activities with quaint shops and galleries. Take a cruise down the Susquehanna River on a paddle wheeler boat or picnic in Riverfront park.


Hire a car and take a day trip to Gettysburg, the site of one of the most important battles of the US Civil War and the largest land battle ever fought in North America. Visit Gettysburg National Military Park Museum, see Lincolns Lost Treasure and catch a showing at Gettysburg Majestic Theatre. Just a two and a half hour drive from Philadelphia, tour the battlefields, stroll around the museums and stop in the towns many gift shops. If you have time, pass by nearby Harrisburg en route.


Approximately a thirty to forty-five minute drive from Philadelphia, Langhorne is the home of Sesame Place – a one-of-a-kind theme park that is based on the characters of the children’s show Sesame Street. This popular attraction boasts wet and dry amusement rides, games, shopping, live shows and musical parades.


Just under two hours from Philadelphia, Hershey is a city in the Harrisburg area of Pennsylvania. It has a rich history and cultural significance being the birthplace of Hershey’s Chocolate. One of the city’s well known attractions is Hersheypark, a theme park that’ll keep the whole family entertained.

Lancaster County – Amish Country.

Enjoy the scenic drive through the heart of Pennsylvania Amish Country on your day trip to Lancaster County. Take in the scenic sights of gentle rolling hills and lush farmland as you go – and admire the picturesque windmills that are dotted on the horizon. This area has become synonymous with the old-fashioned charm and simple way of life of the Amish. Buy a quilt, an example of authentic craftsmanship or enjoy a buggy ride.

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