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Journey Information

There are 21 daily buses from New York to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from New York to Philadelphia usually takes around 2 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest priceCHF 8.38
Trips per day20
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

New York to Philadelphia Route Map

New York Philadelphia

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, CHF 15.27 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Philadelphia. Buses from Philadelphia to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than CHF 15.27 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save CHF 1.98 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of New York to Philadelphia bus tickets is expected to range from CHF 15 to CHF 18. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia within the next week, you can find bus tickets as cheap as CHF 15.

As of today, the next cheapest bus trip from New York to Philadelphia is on March 22, 2021 and it costs CHF 15. Just search on Wanderu for New York to Philadelphia bus trips using the form above and sort the results by cheapest to see the best available deals for the date on which you plan to hit the road.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from New York to Philadelphia by bus will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, bus ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around CHF 10 whenever you decide to board the bus to Philadelphia.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The best way to find cheap bus tickets from New York to Philadelphia is by booking your trip as early as possible, as most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. That’s why you should book at least 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save CHF 1.98 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 4 bus lines from New York, New York to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With 9 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Greyhound92h 30mCHF 17.54
PandaNY Bus42h 15mCHF 18.63
Peter Pan Lines41h 50mCHF 14.34
Wanda Coach42h 0mCHF 16.77
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 9 bus trips from New York to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from CHF 14.

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  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    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 CHF 19.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 4 bus trips every day during the week and 4 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Philadelphia, offering bus tickets as low as CHF 8.
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  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 4 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from CHF 17 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Philadelphia during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 81 miles (130 kilometers) from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 20 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 CHF 17.70.

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Philadelphia leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 87 Division Street
  • 127 East Broadway
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 55-57 N 11th St
  • 722 Adams Ave
  • 2329 Cottman Ave

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA

(Based on 214 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Tanya

February 17, 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Nice n quiet. Clean and a smooth ride. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No. Pros: Nice n quiet. Clean and a smooth ride. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

5.0

Daniel

February 16, 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Just the Social Distancing Factor along with the rate being able to travel reasonably.Just the Social Distancing Factor along with the rate being able to travel reasonably.

5.0

Jamil

August 22, 2020 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Clean fast accurate. Cons: Charger plug. Tips: Make sure your phones are charged. Pros: Clean fast accurate. Cons: Charger plug. Tips: Make sure your phones are charged.

5.0

Nicholas

July 20, 2020 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Boarded the bus and arrived on time. Cons: Everything was great! Pros: Boarded the bus and arrived on time. Cons: Everything was great!

5.0

Frida

July 3, 2020 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Everything great as I except.. Thank you. Cons: Was great.. Tips: Very professional, on time.. Pros: Everything great as I except.. Thank you. Cons: Was great.. Tips: Very professional, on time..

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