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Cheapest price$1.33
Fastest time1h 15m
Trips per day107
bus carriers5
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Philadelphia
4.6
Based on 186 reviews

Based on 31 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 72 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.3
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Alec
5.0
January 25, 2020Business
Pros
The ride was smooth and on time
Cons
The smell of the bathroom
Tom
5.0
December 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Wonderful trip, left on time and arrived 1/2 hour early.
Qian
5.0
November 29, 2019Vacation
Pros
Got there on time, no trouble at all
Cons
Bus station at Philly could use some serious improvement (weatherproofing, particularly)
Paula
5.0
November 16, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The price. The bus was comfortable and got us there on time. The driver let us board as soon as the bus arrived so we didn't have to wait in the rain.
Cons
More leg room? Perhaps a shelter to wait in inclement weather.
Huaien
4.0
November 12, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The bus was delayed for 30 min and left us freezed in such a cold day. The bus tracking was not working.
Cons
Please bus be on time
Tips
Keep yourself warm when waiting for a delayed bus because you will be standing on the side of the road for 30 mins with your luggage.

Based on 30 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 47 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.0
Value
4.2
Condition
4.0
Miciah
5.0
February 3, 2020Solo travel
Pros
We got to Philadelphia in record time. Almost a half an hour before the scheduled time at 2:15am, which was absolutely appreciated after 5 hours on a plane prior to this trip.
Cons
More clear boarding announcements for the Greyhound GWB Bus Station
Alfred
4.0
December 31, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very quick and reliable. Clean bus.
Elana
4.0
December 12, 2019Visiting family
Pros
On time
Cons
Ticket was never received in inbox. I had to contact greyhound
Neemah
5.0
December 11, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
The bus left the station on time.
Cons
Port Authority (NYC) workers could be nicer.
Tips
Bring earphones!
Francisco
5.0
November 4, 2019Vacation
Pros
Price and speed (direct trip). Station's locations too.
Cons
Bus cleanness (not much though)
Tips
Not really.

Based on 53 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 59 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.8
Value
4.2
Condition
4.3
Shackeim
5.0
February 15, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I went smooth and was on time
Cons
The buses can be cleaner
Tips
Great deal!
Shannon
5.0
February 8, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The trip was quicker than expected and was very convient. First time taking the bus and it won’t be my last!
Lessie
4.0
February 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
My trip quiet an relaxing.
Cons
The driver should take passengers luggage out the luggage carrier but some of them don’t, So passengers trying to retain their luggage within the luggage compartment .
Tips
It is a great way to travel depending on where you are traveling too.
Jermaine
4.0
January 30, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Great travel time
Cons
Cleaner busses and bathroom
Rahat
5.0
January 27, 2020Business
Pros
Timely departure and arrival
Cons
Number of switches in bus where cell phone can be charged
Tips
Megabus is the way to go!

Based on 59 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 63 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.2
Value
4.3
Condition
4.3
Rachel
5.0
February 7, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Very easy being on the bus, so much better than the train!
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Use this service!!
Anna
5.0
February 8, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Fast trip, clean bus. Departure on time.
Joseph De Jesus
4.0
February 1, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Well I liked that it was a really quick trip making it 20 minutes earlier to the destination.
Cons
Probably more comfortable seats. but then you don't get everything you want but it's probably something to have in priority for an upgrade ;)
Jenna
5.0
January 12, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Quick
Cons
Cleanliness
Allison
5.0
January 4, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Got there early
Cons
N/a
Tips
n/a

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
3.0

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Wanda Coach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.3
Value
4.6
Condition
4.0
Emanuel
5.0
January 1, 2020Couples trip
Pros
I like that the bus ride was quick and peaceful. My luggage was left in NY on the curb and the staff were really helpful to us. Great service.
Cons
Make sure that riders know that they have to place their own luggage on the bus, and make sure there is no vomit or trash in the seats before the next riders board the bus.
Tips
Place your own luggage on the bus.
Bailey
4.0
August 31, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Pick up location
Cons
Do not oversell tickets. Too many people were booked on this bus and about 30 of us had to wait for next one- outside in the sun/heat for 40 mins.
Tips
Be prepared to have to take the next bus. This happens often.
Tamara
5.0
August 31, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The staff was extremely helpful and nice (the pickup spot was new to my partner and I, but we were guided with ease and felt a lot of relief thanks to the staff and some other passengers). We arrived to our destination right on time and the seats/bus ride was as comfort...More
Cons
Maybe some help with WiFi if possible. I'm not sure if the bus I was on had working WiFi but it's always helpful for long rides so people can get work done/watch tv/etc.
Tips
This is probably one of the best options for a bus ride. I have rode with Wanda Coach, MegaBus, OurBus, Peter Pan, and Greyhound. This is one of my top favorite bus companies price wises and generosity wise and I will definitely be riding with them again in the future.
Jessica
4.0
August 30, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Super affordable and many time slots to take the train
Cons
Cleaner bus and bathroom
Tips
N/A
Athenais
5.0
August 24, 2019Vacation
Pros
everything

How much does a bus ticket from New York to Philadelphia cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from New York to Philadelphia were $12.92.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from New York to Philadelphia is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 18 days out, tickets are on average $3.99 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from New York to Philadelphia?

The distance between New York and Philadelphia is approximately 80.59 miles, or 129.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 15 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 New York to Philadelphia?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Philadelphia by bus is on Saturday. 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 New York to Philadelphia?

On average there are 107 bus trips per day. Megabus has the most options for departures from New York to Philadelphia, with an average of 36 trips per day and 732 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers currently travel from New York to Philadelphia. Of the 107 trips there are 103 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start at $59.63.

5 carriers offer New York to Philadelphia bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from New York to Philadelphia from $1.33. There are 17 BoltBus schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $15.48 for a BoltBus ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, BoltBus departs to Philadelphia from 11th Avenue and 36th Street and 1 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 New York to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 4 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 21 trips per day and you could expect to pay $17.08 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 4m
Avg. Price
$15.48

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from New York to Philadelphia from $10.60. There are 25 Greyhound schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $13.97 for a Greyhound ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Greyhound departs to Philadelphia from Port Authority Bus Station and 2 other stations. In Philadelphia, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 27 trips per day and you could expect to pay $16.71 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 15m
Avg. Price
$13.97

Megabus

Book Megabus from New York to Philadelphia from $1.33. There are 36 Megabus schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $13.98 for a Megabus ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Megabus departs to Philadelphia from W 34th St and 11th Ave and no other station. In Philadelphia, Megabus arrives at 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd and 1 other station.

An average trip on Megabus from New York to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 42 trips per day and you could expect to pay $16.99 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 6m
Avg. Price
$13.98

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Philadelphia from $6.63. There are 12 Peter Pan Lines schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $13.53 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 Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station.

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 14 trips per day and you could expect to pay $16.71 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 50m
Avg. Price
$13.53

Wanda Coach

Book Wanda Coach from New York to Philadelphia from $15.90. There are 16 Wanda Coach schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $15.90 for a Wanda Coach ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Wanda Coach departs to Philadelphia from 87 Division St and no other station. In Philadelphia, Wanda Coach arrives at 55-57 N 11th St and no other station.

An average trip on Wanda Coach from New York to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Wanda Coach trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 16 trips per day and you could expect to pay $15.90 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
Movies
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 0m
Avg. Price
$15.90

Plan your next adventure

There are 7 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Philadelphia will depart from these stations in New York:
  • W 34th St and 11th Ave
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 87 Division St
  • 11th Avenue and 36th Street
  • 7-11 - Jd Foods
  • 6th Ave btwn Grand and Watts
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Philadelphia for trips arriving from New York:
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd
  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St
  • 55-57 N 11th St