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There are 3 ways to get from Philadelphia to Isle Royale by plane, ferry, bus, train 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 Hancock, ferry  •  16 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Hancock (CMX) PHL - CMX
  2. Take the ferry from Houghton, MI to Rock Harbor
  3. Take the ferry from Rock Harbor to Malone Bay

2 alternative options

Fly to Marquette, bus, ferry  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Marquette (MQT) PHL - MQT
  2. Take the bus from Gwinn to Houghton, MI
  3. Take the ferry from Houghton, MI to Rock Harbor
  4. Take the ferry from Rock Harbor to Malone Bay

Train, bus, drive, ferry  •  47 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Moline, IL
  3. Drive from Moline, IL to Houghton, MI
  4. Take the ferry from Houghton, MI to Rock Harbor
  5. Take the ferry from Rock Harbor to Malone Bay

Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and Isle Royale is 881 miles.

It takes approximately 16 h 32 min to get from Philadelphia to Isle Royale, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Philadelphia Airport to Hancock Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Hancock Airport.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Isle Royale.
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  • Distance: 881 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 32 min

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

There is no direct connection from Philadelphia to Isle Royale. However, you can take the train to Airport Terminal A, take the walk to Philadelphia airport, fly to Hancock, take the taxi to Houghton, MI, take the ferry to Rock Harbor, then take the ferry to Isle Royale. Alternatively, you can take the train to Airport Terminal A, take the walk to Philadelphia airport, fly to Marquette, take the taxi to Gwinn, take the bus to Houghton, MI, take the walk to Houghton, MI, take the ferry to Rock Harbor, then take the ferry to Isle Royale.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Dayton, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Richmond, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Harrisburg, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Fort Wayne, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Milwaukee, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Hancock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Hancock via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $460
Flights from Philadelphia to Marquette via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $460
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $330
Room
$470 - $650
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Gwinn to Houghton, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Burlington Trailways
Ferry operators
National Parks Shuttle Bus
Website
nps.gov
Ferry from Houghton, MI to Rock Harbor
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
frontiercoachlinesnwtltd.ca
Grand Portage Isle Royale
Phone
+1 218.600.0765
Email
reservations@isleroyaleboats.com
Website
grand-isle-royale.com
Ferry from Rock Harbor to Malone Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
grand-isle-royale.com

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