There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Detroit by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Philadelphia  •  4 h 23 min

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

$50 - $270

9 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 12 min

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

$145 - $514

Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 33 min

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

$123 - $455

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Jefferson Station to West Trenton
  2. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Detroit (DTW) TTN - DTW

$89 - $224

Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi

$75 - $181

Train, bus via Pittsburgh Amtrak  •  16 h 39 min

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

$94 - $241

Train, bus  •  17 h 5 min

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

$186 - $503

Bus  •  17 h 18 min

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

$50 - $133

Train  •  17 h 52 min

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

$183 - $563

Drive  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Detroit 588.2 miles

$55 - $85

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 Pittsburgh, Pa and Cleveland, Oh in around 13 h 4 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Newark to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Newark to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Newark to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Newark to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Baltimore to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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 Amtrak 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
$70 - $240
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$70 - $100
Economy
$120 - $170
Economy Plus
$170 - $240
Business
$170 - $250
Business Plus/Sleeper
$310 - $440
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 - $80
Economy Plus
$85 - $120
Business
$80 - $120
Business Plus/Sleeper
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Philadelphia to Detroit?

The distance between Philadelphia and Detroit is 711 km. The road distance is 941 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Detroit?

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Detroit is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Detroit?

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Detroit is to fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs $50 - $270.

Is there a direct train between Philadelphia and Detroit?

No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Windsor via New York and Aldershot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 52 min.

Is there a direct bus between Philadelphia and Detroit?

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Pittsburgh, Pa and Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 4 min.

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia to Detroit?

It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Philadelphia to Detroit, including transfers.