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Journey Information

There are 207 intercity buses per day from New York to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from New York to Philadelphia usually takes around 2 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$6.83
Trips per day200
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Philadelphia

(Based on 742 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Sharon

July 6, 2024- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: Un viaje placentero, relajado, muy cómodo, puntual, agradable un 10/10. Cons: Seguir manteniendo se cómo la mejor empresa de transporte terrestre para viajar. Tips: Vivan la experiencia de viajar por tierra.

5.0

Lisa

July 5, 2024- Vacation

OurBus

Pros: Trip went well. Enjoyed my time in New York. Wish the bus would take you further down Ny. Cons: Communication. How to contact someone when in distress. Tips: Verify your return time. We missed our bus.

5.0

Mark X

July 3, 2024- Business

Megabus

happy, Thanks!

5.0

Jessica

June 17, 2024- Vacation

OurBus

Everything!

4.0

Scott

June 15, 2024- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: The process was super simple and affordable. The location was a bit tricky to find and the staff was not particularly friendly or helpful but it worked out. Biggest issue was that it was very hot day and the bus barely used its air conditioning, which made the trip quite miserable. Cons: Read above.

New York to Philadelphia Route Map

New York Philadelphia

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Philadelphia?

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Philadelphia cost $32.71 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from New York to Philadelphia in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $48 to $73. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 15, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Philadelphia this week, bus tickets are available starting at $48.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from New York to Philadelphia is usually cheapest in April, when the average ticket price is only $25. If you're planning to take the bus from New York to Philadelphia during June, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $41. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To save money on bus tickets and ensure availability, it's always best to book in advance.

What bus companies travel from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 7 bus lines from New York to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 102 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 US252h 13m$26.64
Greyhound212h 29m$30.10
Megabus311h 59m$23.81
OurBus1024h 19m$117.22
PandaNY Bus82h 8m$30.10
Peter Pan Lines182h 18m$16.97
Wanda Coach52h 0m$27.36
  • 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 25 trips per day from New York 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 21 bus trips from New York to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 29 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from $7.

  • Book Megabus from New York to Philadelphia from $7. There are 31 Megabus schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Megabus departs to Philadelphia from New York W 34th St & 12th Ave and no other station. In Philadelphia, Megabus arrives at NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from New York to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 59 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 40 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

  • 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 $10, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Philadelphia if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Philadelphia, with prices starting from $30.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Philadelphia from $12. There are 18 Peter Pan Lines schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from Port Authority Bus Station and no 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 New York to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 18 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 23 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $27 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of New York and Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 130 kilometers from New York 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 207 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 200 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 New York to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $23.26.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Philadelphia

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 New York?

Main departure station: New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

Buses to Philadelphia leave from 15 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • JFK Airport - Terminal 7 Arrivals (Van)

  • JFK Airport - Terminal 8 Arrivals (Van)

  • JFK Airport Terminals

  • JFK Airport - Terminal 4 Arrivals (Van)

  • JFK Airport - Terminal 5 Arrivals (Van)

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • 127 East Broadway

  • 87 Division Street

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Brooklyn, NY

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Main arrival station: Philadelphia Mills Mall. (Service provided via van)

Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 15 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Philadelphia Mills Mall. (Service provided via van)

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Center City (Service is provided with a Van)

  • Philadelphia International Airport - Terminal A (Van)

  • NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • Spring Garden St & 2nd St

  • 55-57 N 11th St

  • 2399 Cottman Ave

  • 722 Adams Ave

  • Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot

  • Center City - Fashion District

  • Logan Square

  • Center City - Race Street between N. 5th and 6th

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