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Journey Information

There are 90 intercity buses per day from Newark to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from Newark to Philadelphia usually takes around 2 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance75 mi (121 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$9.57
Trips per day69
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Newark to Philadelphia

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)




May 25, 2024- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

I got to sleep and I was comfortable



May 13, 2024- Couples trip

FlixBus US

Please have a Flix Bus logo near the bus stop. Very difficult to know where the stop is in Newark.



February 20, 2024- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Everything was great. Cons: Nothing.



February 9, 2024- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: On time. Cons: Ticket delivery I received mines 8 min before the trip. Tips: Learn the site to manually retrieve ticket.



September 5, 2022- Visiting family


I loved the trip, it was quick I arrived before the expected arrival time and staff were friendly

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Philadelphia?

$24.53 is the average price of a bus ticket from Newark to Philadelphia. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Newark to Philadelphia is expected to range from $78 to $113. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $78. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $78 and can be found on June 14, 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Philadelphia in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $29 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. Booking in advance is the best way to find cheap bus tickets.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Philadelphia?

There are 4 bus lines from Newark to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 45 daily trips, OurBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US101h 52m$28.96
Greyhound61h 49m$24.16
OurBus453h 6m$129.90
Peter Pan Lines322h 55m$9.80
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 10 trips per day from Newark to Philadelphia, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Newark to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 49 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from $18.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $130, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Newark to Philadelphia if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Newark to Philadelphia from $10. There are 32 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Newark to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In Newark, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from 1 Raymond Plaza W and 1 other station. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines arrives at 520 North Christopher Columbus and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Newark to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 55 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 35 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 121 kilometers from Newark to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Philadelphia. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 90 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 69 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newark to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $13.67.

City Information


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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.


We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Main departure station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

Buses to Philadelphia leave from 6 stations in Newark.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

  • Penn Central Railroad Station

  • Newark Airport - Terminal A Arrivals (Van)

  • Newark Airport - Terminal B Arrivals (Van)

  • Newark Airport - Terminal C Arrivals (Van)

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Main arrival station: 520 North Christopher Columbus

Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • Philadelphia Mills Mall. (Service provided via van)

  • Philadelphia International Airport - Terminal A (Van)

  • Center City (Service is provided with a Van)

  • Philadelphia (Market & Filbert)

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

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