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There are 7 ways to get from Detroit to Philadelphia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Philadelphia  •  4 h 11 min

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

$49 - $269

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Fly to Newark, train  •  6 h 3 min

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

$123 - $457

Bus Wanda Coach  •  15 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison Heights to New York, NY - 3 Allen St Grand Rapids
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia, PA Nyc

$96

Bus, train via Pittsburgh Amtrak Station  •  16 h 15 min

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

$91 - $247

Bus Greyhound USA  •  16 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to New York, Ny 4414
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal Peter Pan / ...

$75 - $191

Bus, train  •  17 h 23 min

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

$183 - $508

Drive  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Philadelphia 590.7 miles

$55 - $85

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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 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Jefferson & Spirit Plaza and arriving at Philadelphia, PA via State Fair Transit Center, Madison Heights and New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 13 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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The best way to get from Detroit to Philadelphia without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 13 min and costs $96.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Detroit to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Detroit to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $45 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $96 and takes 15 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 39 min.

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Detroit to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 444.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

American Airlines, Spirit Airlines and two other airlines fly from Detroit to Philadelphia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Philadelphia via Woodward & State Fairgrounds Dropoff, State Fair Transit Center, Oakland Mall, Madison Heights, New York, NY - 3 Allen St, and New York in around 15 h 13 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 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 Station to Washington Union Station
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 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Madison Heights to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
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 Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Detroit, Mi to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from New York, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Philadelphia is 591 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 43 min to drive from Detroit to Philadelphia.

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Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 455+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 54 min and costs $2.

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