The site of the airport has actually been an airstrip since 1918 when it welcomed its first military aircraft. It is also frequented by Air Force One during training missions. However, the President isn’t aboard during these tests.
The airport features flights to 13 different cities on seven different airlines.
The most popular destinations from Harrisburg International Airport include Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Detroit. Flights from Harrisburg also leave daily for Toronto, Canada, the airport’s only international destination.
Philadelphia is the only airport in Pennsylvania with scheduled service to and from Harrisburg.
Getting to/from Harrisburg International Airport
Harrisburg International Airport is located about 13 miles outside of downtown Harrisburg near Middletown, Pennsylvania. It is located just off of Interstates 83 and 283 as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Parking is available at the airport, and several car rental companies are available to help passengers.
Taking Public Transportation to/from Harrisburg International Airport
Unfortunately, Harrisburg International Airport isn’t well served by public transit.
Route 7 of the Capital Area Transit System runs between Harrisburg International Airport and downtown Harrisburg roughly once every 90 minutes from 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 6pm on Saturdays. No public transit is available to the airport on Sundays.
For those looking to get to or from the airport outside of these hours, you can either take a taxi to the airport, or use a combination of train and taxi. The Middletown Amtrak Station is serviced several times a day by train and is only about 3 miles from the airport. Make sure to check what time the Keystone Train is running, however, as it stops in Middletown only a few times a day on its way to Harrisburg.
If you are coming from Philadelphia and counting on public transportation to get to downtown Harrisburg, taking the train might be a better option.
Note: All information on this page was correct to the best of our knowledge as of August 21, 2014. Please only use this as a reference and verify any information about flights and public transit prior to traveling.