There are 9 ways to get from Detroit to Philadelphia by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Philadelphia  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Philadelphia (PHL) DTW - PHL

$49 - $269

8 alternative options

Fly to Trenton-Mercer, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Trenton-Mercer (TTN) DTW - TTN
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak

$120 - $274

Fly to Newark, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Newark (EWR) DTW - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak

$123 - $457

Bus  •  15 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Newark, Nj 4414
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Philadelphia, Pa 1683 / ...

$77 - $188

Bus, train via Pittsburgh Amtrak  •  16 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Pittsburgh, Pa 4440
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Pennsylvanian

$91 - $247

Bus via Pittsburgh, Pa  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Pittsburgh, Pa 4440
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Philadelphia, PA via State College

$51 - $132

Bus, train  •  17 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak

$183 - $508

Train  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Windsor to Aldershot
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to Grand Central Terminal
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak

$180 - $556

Drive  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Philadelphia 590.7 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $45 - $270 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Philadelphia is 444 miles. The road distance is 590.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Detroit to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Newark, Nj. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 57 min.

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What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and four other airlines fly from Detroit to Philadelphia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Philadelphia via Newark, Nj in around 15 h 57 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Detroit to Trenton-Mercer
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$55 - $75
Economy Plus
$80 - $120
Business
$75 - $110
Business Plus/Sleeper
$140 - $200
Train from Aldershot to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $95
Economy
$110 - $160
Economy Plus
$160 - $230
Business
$170 - $240
Business Plus/Sleeper
$300 - $430
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Newark, Nj to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28

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