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Distance between Smyrna (Delaware) and Philadelphia

Driving non-stop from Smyrna (Delaware) to Philadelphia

How far is Philadelphia from Smyrna (Delaware)? Here's the quick answer if you drive this relatively short distance without making any stops.

Nonstop drive: 68 miles or 109 km

Driving time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Even though you can drive this distance straight through, it might be more interesting to stop along the way. You can scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Smyrna (Delaware) to Philadelphia

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Smyrna, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 51 miles or 82 km

Flight time: 36 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 17 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.3x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/2th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination.

Smyrna (Delaware) to Philadelphia road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Philadelphia, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 1.5 hours on the road


Start in Smyrna (Delaware).

Drive for about 30 minutes, then stop in Bear and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 19 minutes then stop in Wilmington (Delaware) and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 15 minutes then stop in Claymont and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 22 minutes then stop at SEPTA: Eastwick Station and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 12 minutes then stop at Pat's King of Steaks and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 5 minutes and arrive in Philadelphia.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Plan a trip to Philadelphia

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Philadelphia. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Loews Hotel Philadelphia. A great place to eat might be Reading Terminal Market. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Philadelphia like Philadelphia Museum of Art. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Philadelphia like What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?. Click the button below to explore Philadelphia in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Philadelphia to Smyrna (Delaware), or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 68 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 10 minutes
flight distance is 51 miles
flight time of 36 minutes
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