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

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Fly to Philadelphia  •  4 h 6 min

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

$49 - $269

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Fly to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$142 - $517

Fly to Newark, train  •  5 h 46 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

$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 15 min

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

$91 - $247

Bus via Pittsburgh, Pa  •  16 h 25 min

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

$61 - $132

Bus, train  •  17 h 23 min

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

$183 - $508

Train  •  18 h 40 min

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

$177 - $554

Drive  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Philadelphia 590.7 miles

$55 - $85

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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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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Philadelphia station. However, there are services departing from Windsor and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station via Aldershot and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 40 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 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 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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Detroit to Philadelphia train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Windsor station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 57 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 18 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 37 min.

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Detroit to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia, Pa station.

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  • Distance: 444.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and two 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Train operators
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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak 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 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$55 - $75
Economy Plus
$80 - $120
Business
$80 - $110
Business Plus/Sleeper
$140 - $200
Train from Aldershot to New York
Ave. Duration
12 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $100
Economy
$120 - $160
Economy Plus
$160 - $230
Business
$170 - $240
Business Plus/Sleeper
$310 - $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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Detroit to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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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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Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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Book your Detroit to Philadelphia bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 374+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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