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New York to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€0.91
Fastest time1h 35m
Trips per day44
Bus lines4
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Philadelphia
4.6
Based on 206 reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 71 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.3
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Lorraine
5.0
March 8, 2020Business
Pros
I enjoyed the convenient location of the bus stop. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bus was clean including the bathroom.
Cons
If I had to chose something it would be a convenient place to sit and rest. I arrived 50 minutes early and I had to stand the entire time until it was time to board the bus.
Tips
This bus company was absolutely the best way to travel. This experience has changed the way I will travel in the future. The pricing was reasonable, the buses were clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly.
V
5.0
February 28, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Very smooth ride
Cons
At the moment can't think of anything that needs to be improved. Very patient & courteous employee!
Tips
None
Orie
5.0
February 28, 2020Solo travel
Cons
wifi
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.

Based on 34 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.1
Paul
5.0
May 21, 2020Solo travel
Pros
I like that there are charge ports for each seat to charge phones or computers and a disposable bag for garbage in each section.
Cons
the bathroom could be cleaner considering the current pandemic - supplied with toilet paper, disposable wipes and/or a sanitizer dispenser.
Tips
Be sure to check the travel schedule, arrive an hour in advance from departure time as a contingency and check for the maintenance of the bus prior to boarding for precautionary measures due to the pandemic.
Juan
5.0
March 5, 2020Vacation
Pros
Value
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

Based on 57 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
4.4
Roberto
4.0
March 11, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I was please by the effort to keep the bus clean and leave on time. Buses provided power outlets for charging ur phone
Justine Marie
4.0
February 28, 2020
Pros
Quick and easy
Cons
Having staff to help load/unload luggage at Market and Sixth in Philadelphia.
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.

Based on 67 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 61 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.3
Value
4.3
Condition
4.4
Andrew
5.0
March 12, 2020Business
Pros
not crowded
Cons
the power outlets are loose and one of my device chargers kept falling out. also seats could stand to be a little further apart
Tips
no
Abosede
5.0
March 6, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
best deal. express. convenient location in nyc and philly. couldn't be easier
Carlos
5.0
February 28, 2020Business
Pros
Smooth, drama free, on time, comfy and clean.
Cons
If the station could have more seating and clearer line up instructions but beyond that N/A
Tips
Arrive early, know your boarding number and have your ticket ready
Jacob
5.0
February 21, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Amazing price and the bus left exactly on time and arrived early!
Cons
Nothing.
Elizabeth
5.0
February 23, 2020Solo travel
Pros
left on time, arrived on time

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €7.93 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 €7.93 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €9.24 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 130 kilometers (81 miles) from New York to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 35 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Philadelphia, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 44 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 44 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 €41.08.

What bus companies travel from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Philadelphia. With 50 daily trips, Megabus 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
Greyhound52h 25m€12.82
Megabus502h 11m€7.92
Peter Pan Lines51h 51m€8.84
Wanda Coach62h 0m€10.95

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:

  • W 34th St and 11th Ave
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 87 Division St
  • 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:

  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd
  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 55-57 N 11th St

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