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Newark, NJ to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.33
Fastest time1h 35m
Trips per day7
bus carriers2
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Overall score for Newark to Philadelphia
4.4
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
2.0
Value
4.0
Condition
1.0
Roodnessov
1.0
June 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Bus never showed up. After 3 hours I went home and still can’t get refund for my trip

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.7
Victor
5.0
September 16, 2019Business
Pros
I was able to sleep comfortably due to the space and confort in the bus
Cons
No comments
Tips
Enjoy your trip
Linda
4.0
July 1, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Should use this service.

Is it cheaper to ride a bus or train from Newark to Philadelphia?

From Newark to Philadelphia, it’s cheaper to travel by bus. On average, bus tickets for this route cost about $12. Train tickets are consistently more expensive, averaging closer to $70.

What is the fastest way to get from Newark to Philly?

The fastest way to get from Newark to Philly is by train. With some Amtrak routes that take as little as 50 minutes, it’s even faster than a nonstop flight, which is closer to 1 hour. Bus trips take longer, averaging closer to 1 hour and 45 minutes.

What buses travel from Newark to Philadelphia?

Three bus companies provide routes from Newark to Philadelphia: BoltBus, Greyhound and Ourbus. Greyhound tickets are the cheapest, averaging about $14.

How much does a bus ticket from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Newark to Philadelphia were $13.64.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Newark to Philadelphia is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 16 days out, tickets are on average $4.89 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia?

The distance between Newark and Philadelphia is approximately 75.28 miles, or 121.12 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Newark to Philadelphia?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia by bus is on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Thursday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Philadelphia?

On average there are 7 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, with an average of 6 trips per day and 131 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers currently travel from Newark to Philadelphia. Of the 7 trips there are 4 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia start at $59.63.

2 carriers offer Newark, NJ to Philadelphia bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Newark to Philadelphia from $1.33. There are 1 BoltBus schedules from Newark to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $16.96 for a BoltBus ticket to Philadelphia. In Newark, BoltBus departs to Philadelphia from Penn Station and no other station. In Philadelphia, BoltBus arrives at 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd and no other station.

An average trip on BoltBus from Newark to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $17.19 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 45m
Avg. Price
$16.96

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Newark to Philadelphia from $10.60. There are 6 Greyhound schedules from Newark to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $14.22 for a Greyhound ticket to Philadelphia. In Newark, Greyhound departs to Philadelphia from Penn Station and no other station. In Philadelphia, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Newark to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 49 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay $16.88 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 49m
Avg. Price
$14.22
Buses to Philadelphia depart from one main station in Newark:
  • Penn Station
Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Philadelphia for trips arriving from Newark:
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd