There are 12 ways to get from Philadelphia to Detroit by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  4 h 19 min

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

$49 - $269

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 9 min

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

$145 - $514

Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 31 min

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

$123 - $455

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Detroit (DTW) DCA - DTW

$190 - $605

Train to Harrisburg, fly  •  6 h 27 min

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

$173 - $870

Bus to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, fly  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK Blvd & 15th St to Bethlehem, PA
  2. Fly from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) to Detroit (DTW) ABE - DTW

$174 - $884

Bus  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Newark, Nj 1612 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Detroit, Mi 4427

$75 - $193

Train, bus via Pittsburgh Amtrak  •  16 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Pennsylvanian
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Detroit, Mi 4411 / ...

$94 - $241

Bus via Pittsburgh, Pa  •  16 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Detroit, Mi 4411 / ...

$60 - $133

Train, bus  •  17 h 2 min

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

$186 - $503

Train  •  17 h 47 min

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

$178 - $553

Drive  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Detroit 588.2 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Newark, Nj. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Windsor via New York and Aldershot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 47 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Detroit is 444 miles. The road distance is 588.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Detroit without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Philadelphia to Detroit, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Detroit train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Detroit is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 17 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 36 min.

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

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  • Distance: 444.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Detroit via Newark, Nj in around 16 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Newark to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Harrisburg to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Newark to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Newark to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Newark to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Harrisburg to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Detroit via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Detroit via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Newark to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 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 Washington Union Station to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 3 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 New York to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
11 h 47 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
$310 - $430
Train from Aldershot to Windsor
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 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
Bus operators
Bieber Transportation Group
Website
biebergroup.com
Bus from JFK Blvd & 15th St to Bethlehem, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
biebergroup.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Newark, Nj to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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Philadelphia to Detroit train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Windsor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Detroit is 588 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to drive from Philadelphia to Detroit.

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Air Canada, Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Detroit Airport.

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

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There are 139+ hotels available in Detroit. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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