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Travel time from Norfolk to Philadelphia


Norfolk to Philadelphia airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Norfolk to Philadelphia? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Philadelphia, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Thursday, 10:01 am:  start in Norfolk
drive for about 17 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:13 am at the latest

10:18 am:  Norfolk International (ORF)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:43 am

10:48 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

11:48 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

12:18 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

12:33 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:43 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 28 minutes

1:11 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:30 pm:  wheels up! take-off from ORF
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

2:52 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Norfolk, VA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate

3:01 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

3:30 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 29 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:45 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:55 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 13 minutes

4:08 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:25 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

5:57 pm (local time):  Philadelphia International (PHL)
Philadelphia is the same time as Norfolk
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

6:03 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at PHL
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 22 minutes to your destination

6:25 pm (local time):  arrive in Philadelphia

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from ORF to PHL and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Norfolk to Philadelphia including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 4 hours

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Flying non-stop from Norfolk to Philadelphia

How far is Philadelphia from Norfolk? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 223 miles or 358 km

Flight time: 57 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 8 hours, 24 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.9x faster, and saves you about 7.5 hours in your total travel time.

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.

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. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Philadelphia Airports
  1. Philadelphia International Airport
  2. Trenton-Mercer Airport
  3. New Castle Air National Guard Base
  4. Atlantic City International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Philadelphia

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ORF to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to PHL, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from Norfolk to Philadelphia

The most common route is ORF to ATL, then connecting to PHL, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. ORF to ATL to PHL
    Norfolk International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Philadelphia International
  2. PHF to ATL to PHL
    Newport News/Williamsburg International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Philadelphia International
  3. ORF to MCO to PHL
    Norfolk International to Orlando International to Philadelphia International
  4. ORF to ORD to PHL
    Norfolk International to Chicago O'Hare International to Philadelphia International
  5. ORF to CLT to PHL
    Norfolk International to Charlotte Douglas International to Philadelphia International
  6. ORF to DFW to PHL
    Norfolk International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Philadelphia International
  7. ORF to DTW to PHL
    Norfolk International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Philadelphia International
  8. ORF to MDW to PHL
    Norfolk International to Chicago Midway International to Philadelphia International
  9. ORF to IAH to PHL
    Norfolk International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Philadelphia International
  10. ORF to LGA to PHL
    Norfolk International to LaGuardia to Philadelphia International
  11. NGU to YYZ to PHL
    Norfolk NS to Lester B. Pearson International to Philadelphia International
  12. NGU to PUJ to PHL
    Norfolk NS to Punta Cana International to Philadelphia International
  13. NGU to YUL to PHL
    Norfolk NS to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International to Philadelphia International
  14. NGU to NAS to PHL
    Norfolk NS to Lynden Pindling International to Philadelphia International
  15. NGU to PLS to PHL
    Norfolk NS to Providenciales International to Philadelphia International
  16. NGU to SNN to PHL
    Norfolk NS to Shannon Airport to Philadelphia International
  17. NGU to YYC to PHL
    Norfolk NS to Calgary International to Philadelphia International
  18. NGU to YEG to PHL
    Norfolk NS to Edmonton International to Philadelphia International
  19. NGU to MEX to PHL
    Norfolk NS to Licenciado Benito Juarez International to Philadelphia International


Airlines that fly to Philadelphia

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  4. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  5. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  6. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)


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 there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks? Click the button below to explore Philadelphia in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Philadelphia to Norfolk, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Norfolk to Philadelphia road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Norfolk to Philadelphia?

If you happen to know Norfolk, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Norfolk!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 223 miles
flight time of 57 minutes
10 Norfolk travel answers
102 Philadelphia travel answers










   
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