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Fares from $29 One Way, $58 Round Trip from Detroit to Philadelphia

Prices starting at $58 for return flights and $29 for one-way flights to Philadelphia were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia

Origin Airport IATA CodeDTT
Destination Airport IATA CodeILG
Distance452 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM, Air France, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, WestJet, Aeromexico
Earliest Flight Arrival12:36PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:19AM UTC

Travel from Detroit to Philadelphia

When you’re ready to take a trip from Detroit to Philadelphia, you don’t have to let cost deter you if you search Orbitz.com for deals. Whether you need to find flights from Detroit to Philadelphia or find a hotel or a rental car at a good price, you’ll find what you are looking for.

Flying out of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Located just south of I-94 and just east of I-275, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport services over 30 million passengers annually. If you choose to drive yourself and park at the airport, you will have three convenient parking options. The airport offers two covered parking areas near the terminals, as well as an uncovered long-term lot. Shuttle service is offered to and from all parking facilities, and the two covered lots also offer covered walkways. If you plan on eating at the airport, you can choose from a plethora of options from Mexican food or sushi to classic American fare or Middle Eastern cuisine in the McNamara Terminal and the North Terminal.

Enjoying Philadelphia

Once your flight lands at Philadelphia International Airport, you will be 7.2 miles southwest of the city’s center. You can choose from hiring a taxi or taking public transportation via the SEPTA Airport Regional Rail Line to get to your hotel. Rental cars are also available from several agencies located in the airport. When you’re planning your trip to Philadelphia, consider visiting the Independence National Historic Park, the Please Touch Museum, or the Philadelphia Museum of Art to enjoy the many learning and cultural experiences the city has to offer. In order to stay comfortable while in the city, pack warm clothing for the cooler months, in which the daytime temperatures are usually around 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime temperatures dip to as low as 20 degrees. Shorts and lightweight clothing are ideal for summer months, in which the daytime temperatures can reach almost 90 degrees and the nighttime temperatures are usually close to 70 degrees.

Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia

When you choose Orbitz.com to make your arrangements for flights from Detroit to Philadelphia, you can find the best deals on a flight that fits your schedule. You can also enjoy low rates on rental car reservations and hotel accommodations, so you have more money available for your trip. 

Flights from Detroit to Philadelphia - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Detroit to Philadelphia?

You betcha. In fact, there are 3 airlines that will take you straight from Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.). Book a seat with one of these carriers:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Spirit Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Detroit to Philadelphia?

The journey from Detroit to Philadelphia can be as quick as 1 hour and 32 minutes. With a short and sweet flight time like this, why not book an impromptu getaway?

What airlines fly from Detroit (and vicinity) to Philadelphia (and vicinity) most frequently?

Delta (DL) is one of the airlines with the most flights from Detroit, MI Airport (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) to Philadelphia, PA Airport (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.). It offers 139 services on this route every month. Escaping on vacation is one of life's greatest pleasures, and this carrier will get you where you need to go. Also check out the great deals from American Airlines (AA). Offering 114 flights every month between Detroit (and vicinity) and Philadelphia (and vicinity), they make the journey just as delightful as the destination.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Philadelphia?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Philadelphia have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Philadelphia with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Philadelphia without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.