West Chester travel guide

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You're Going to Love West Chester

With a population of 18,461, West Chester is a must-see destination in Pennsylvania, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. West Chester deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in West Chester

If you’re looking for affordable options, Limoncello - West Chester (9 North Walnut Street) and Avalon Restaurant - West Chester (116 E Gay St) are great picks.

When to visit West Chester

West Chester in February
Estimated hotel price
$115
1 night at 3-star hotel
West Chester in February
Estimated hotel price
$115
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to West Chester in July, when the average temperature is 75.2 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 23 °F, with an average temperature of 30.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 4.6″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in West Chester, with an average rainfall of 3.3″.

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How to Get to West Chester

Plane

Although West Chester doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Philadelphia Airport (PHL), which is located 20 miles from West Chester. Allentown-Bethlehem is the most popular, with regular flights from Allegiant Air, Air New Zealand, United Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to West Chester departs from Detroit and takes around 1h 33m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to West Chester. The train journey from West Chester to Newark takes 0h 33m and costs around $11 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lancaster, expect to pay about $19 for a 1h 00m trip.

Car

Another option to get to West Chester is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 101 miles from West Chester. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Kyte, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to West Chester, including Greyhound, Megabus and Peter Pan Bus Lines. From Allentown, the bus ride to West Chester takes 85 miles and will cost you around $40. From Atlantic City, the ticket costs about $868 for a journey of 85 miles.

Plane

Although West Chester doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Philadelphia Airport (PHL), which is located 20 miles from West Chester. Allentown-Bethlehem is the most popular, with regular flights from Allegiant Air, Air New Zealand, United Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to West Chester departs from Detroit and takes around 1h 33m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to West Chester. The train journey from West Chester to Newark takes 0h 33m and costs around $11 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lancaster, expect to pay about $19 for a 1h 00m trip.

Car

Another option to get to West Chester is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 101 miles from West Chester. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Kyte, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to West Chester, including Greyhound, Megabus and Peter Pan Bus Lines. From Allentown, the bus ride to West Chester takes 85 miles and will cost you around $40. From Atlantic City, the ticket costs about $868 for a journey of 85 miles.

Airports near West Chester

Airlines serving West Chester

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (962 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,236 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,114 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,990 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,062 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
LOT
Good (684 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,804 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of West Chester

Most booked hotels in West Chester

Best Western Plus Concordville Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, 431 reviews)
$129+
Desmond Hotel Malvern, a DoubleTree by Hilton
4 stars
Excellent (9, 129 reviews)
$168+
Hampton Inn Downingtown/Exton
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 358 reviews)
$103+
Hotel Warner
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 313 reviews)
$163+
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Chester, An IHG Hotel
2 stars
Good (7.3, 369 reviews)
$134+
Chester hotel and Conference Center
3 stars
Good (6.6, 518 reviews)
$87+

Renting a car in West Chester

Renting a car in West Chester costs $55 per day, on average, or $110 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 32% cheaper than airport locations in West Chester.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in West Chester (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in West Chester is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Spark or similar) are, on average, 57% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in West Chester costs $55 per day, on average, or $110 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 32% cheaper than airport locations in West Chester.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in West Chester (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in West Chester is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Spark or similar) are, on average, 57% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.