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The cheapest times to fly from DTW to PHL are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 23rd to June 17th (except the week of May 7th)
  • July 9th to November 18th (except the week of July 23rd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DTW to PHL is early September. Prices can be as high as $347 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around early September.

 

When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $158 to $245 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $163. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $241. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $77 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $188 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to PHL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DTW to PHL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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DTW to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to PHL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $37 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $173. Return trip prices are from the PHL to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to PHL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 48 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DTW to PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 5.59% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 2.66% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to BWI flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW to PHL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Philadelphia International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 452 miles or 727 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DTW to PHL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to PHL flight is about 1 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from DTW to PHL.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code DTW
Origination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4

Return Airport

Destination code PHL
Destination airport name Philadelphia International Airport
City Philadelphia, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -75.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to PHL tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHL heading for DTW about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Philadelphia, PA is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 26 minutes late
  • American: 33 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 13 minutes late
  • Republic: 2 minutes late
  • PSA: 2 minutes early
  • Spirit: 2 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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