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Philadelphia to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.42
Fastest time1h 49m
Trips per day135
bus carriers5
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to New York
4.6
Based on 169 reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.1
Value
4.3
Condition
4.3
Willie
5.0
March 8, 2020Solo travel
Pros
I booked a bus trip for a 1 , instead of train for 100 , arrived early, driver was very good. Very happy with wanderu and bolt bus
Tips
Give it a try
David
5.0
January 7, 2020Vacation
Pros
it was the best experience ever
Cons
better wifi
Tips
Cheap, on time, friendly, definitely recommend it. We have so much fun in our round trip from Philly to New York, and vise versa...
Sequoah
5.0
January 12, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Very peaceful and relaxing.
Cons
Wifi connection
Tips
Bolt bus has a rewards program sign up.
Sailika
4.0
December 20, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Bus in time!
Michelle
5.0
December 7, 2019Couples trip
Tips
Don't take MegaBus on the way back—it's horrible!

Based on 28 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 59 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.0
Value
4.1
Condition
4.1
Holly
5.0
March 2, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
comfy
Cons
Less wait standing
Tips
be there about 30 minutes early
Ellen
5.0
February 22, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Driver was punctual to and from!! Everything was right on time, and the trip was very smooth:
Tips
Get there at least 20-25 minutes early if you need to pick up your tickets. That way you can have them printed and get in line to secure a seat—especially if you’re traveling with more than one person.
Bradley
5.0
January 19, 2020Solo travel
Pros
good value for money and was not much slower than the train.
Cons
nothing
Tips
Book ahead of time to avoid higher costs
Savhanna
5.0
December 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The driver was nice
Francisco
5.0
November 11, 2019Vacation
Pros
Nice, pleasant and fast trip.
Cons
Nothing at all. Everything was good or as expected.

Based on 40 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 55 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.2
Value
4.1
Condition
4.4
Justine Marie
4.0
March 2, 2020Solo travel
Cons
Having staff on hand at Market and Sixth to help load/unload luggage.
Weyu
5.0
February 9, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
The bus was right on time and I got a bargain for my trip!
Cons
The bus could be a bit cleaner. The windows were pretty cloudy on the inside.
Tips
This a great deal for the price!
Jarrett
5.0
February 8, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
I took the bus back to Philly from NYC. very easy trip. would for sure take the bus again.
Cons
better instructions on how to get to location
Amal
5.0
January 27, 2020Vacation
Pros
Good seating
Cons
Air conditioning and removing the glass top window because the sun was always in my eyes
Olga
5.0
January 8, 2020Couples trip
Cons
No WiFi, no power in the sockets

Based on 69 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.3
Value
4.2
Condition
4.4
Angela
5.0
March 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Driver was courteous and thorough in announcing information at the start of the trip.
Cons
Unsure
Tips
No
Johnathon
5.0
February 28, 2020Business
Pros
Very easy travel.
Cons
Smell, maybe an air freshener .
Tips
Get there 30 minutes before so you get a seat you want.
Elena
5.0
February 22, 2020Vacation
Pros
On time precisely. Clean, no smells. Tickets not required to be printed out at Peter Pan. At Greyhound the require it to be printed on paper.
Cons
Seat belts were not available. They should be.
Tips
Wanderu is a very convenient web-site
Michael
5.0
February 6, 2020Business
Pros
it was unspectacular, which is fine
Cons
a bit more expensive than some rides that evening
Dorothy
4.0
January 19, 2020Couples trip
Pros
It's left and returned on time
Cons
The seats could be more comfortable and the free Wi-Fi that you offer for free could be much better most the time it does not work

Based on 8 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
3.6
Staff
3.8
Value
4.1
Condition
4.0
Jem
4.0
December 26, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The locations for departures and arrivals were centrally located to both cities.
Cons
More spacious seating.
Tips
I would use them again!
Alice
5.0
December 1, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I loved the price and the efficiency
Cons
Cleaner
Bruce
5.0
November 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Got there quick
Cons
WiFi
Tips
You won’t be late. Great service
Giselle
4.0
September 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Bus Stop easy to get to locations
Cons
Seats felt cramped and did not have option to recline. Seat was too upright therefore uncomfortable trip.
Tips
Arrive at least half hour before departure and E-Tickets need to check in 1st for paper tix.
Jason
4.0
June 30, 2019Vacation
Pros
Good price, not that shady, air conditioning
Cons
They told me to arrive 30 minutes early or else they might sell my seat. that seems pretty fake
Tips
Wear a long sleeve for wanda coach. they turn up the AC.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest bus from Philadelphia to NYC?

If you’re the first person to buy a Megabus ticket for a particular trip, you can find a bus ticket from Philadelphia to NYC for just $1. Otherwise, the average price for a bus ticket from Philly to NYC is around $9.

What is the best way to get from Philly to New York?

The best way to get from Philly to New York is by bus. Bus tickets generally cost just $9, and the trips take as little as 1 hour and 49 minutes. Trains from Philly to New York typically cost around $71 and still take at least 1 hour and 10 minutes, although most trips take longer. Flights are significantly more expensive, and take longer than both trains and buses when accounting for time to get through security.

Can you take a day-trip from Philadelphia to NYC?

Yes, a day-trip from Philadelphia to NYC is very doable. Buses take as little as 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach NYC from Philly, and bus trips in the opposite direction can be even faster. With over 100 trips going in each direction every day, you’ll have plenty of time to explore NYC and catch a bus back to Philly. The last bus of the day departs New York City at 11:00 p.m.

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Philadelphia to New York were $12.62.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Philadelphia to New York is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 9 days out, tickets are on average $4.07 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The distance between Philadelphia and New York 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 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 49 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 Philadelphia to New York?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Philadelphia to New York by bus is on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Wednesday 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 Philadelphia to New York?

On average there are 135 bus trips per day. Megabus has the most options for departures from Philadelphia to New York, with an average of 52.492 trips per day and 800.5 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers currently travel from Philadelphia to New York. Of the 135 trips there are 131 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Philadelphia to New York start at $63.75.

5 carriers offer Philadelphia to New York bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Philadelphia to New York from $1.42. There are 18.25 BoltBus schedules from Philadelphia to New York and you can expect on average to pay $16.14 for a BoltBus ticket to New York. In Philadelphia, BoltBus departs to New York from 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd and no other station. In New York, BoltBus arrives at 11th Avenue and 36th Street and 2 other stations.

An average trip on BoltBus from Philadelphia to New York takes 2 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to New York in 1 hours and 49 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 23 trips per day and you could expect to pay $18.21 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
2h 5m
Avg. Price
$16.14

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Philadelphia to New York from $11.33. There are 24.508197 Greyhound schedules from Philadelphia to New York and you can expect on average to pay $14.85 for a Greyhound ticket to New York. In Philadelphia, Greyhound departs to New York from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station. In New York, Greyhound arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Philadelphia to New York takes 2 hours and 16 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New York in 1 hours and 49 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 25.411765 trips per day and you could expect to pay $17.89 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
2h 16m
Avg. Price
$14.85

Megabus

Book Megabus from Philadelphia to New York from $1.42. There are 52.491803 Megabus schedules from Philadelphia to New York and you can expect on average to pay $14.29 for a Megabus ticket to New York. In Philadelphia, Megabus departs to New York from 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd and 1 other station. In New York, Megabus arrives at 7th Ave and W 27th St and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Philadelphia to New York takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to New York in 1 hours and 49 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 56.882353 trips per day and you could expect to pay $18.16 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
2h 8m
Avg. Price
$14.29

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to New York from $1.42. There are 22.262295 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Philadelphia to New York and you can expect on average to pay $14.03 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station. In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and no other station.

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to New York takes 1 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 1 hours and 49 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 29 trips per day and you could expect to pay $17.19 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
1h 50m
Avg. Price
$14.03

Wanda Coach

Book Wanda Coach from Philadelphia to New York from $17.00. There are 18.084746 Wanda Coach schedules from Philadelphia to New York and you can expect on average to pay $17.00 for a Wanda Coach ticket to New York. In Philadelphia, Wanda Coach departs to New York from 55-57 N 11th St and no other station. In New York, Wanda Coach arrives at 87 Division St and no other station.

An average trip on Wanda Coach from Philadelphia to New York takes 2 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Wanda Coach trip will get you to New York in 1 hours and 49 minutes,

On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 17.266667 trips per day and you could expect to pay $17.00 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
2h 0m
Avg. Price
$17.00

Plan your next adventure

There are 4 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to New York will depart from these stations in Philadelphia:
  • 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
Buses arrive in New York at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York for trips arriving from Philadelphia:
  • 7th Ave and W 27th St
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 87 Division St
  • 11th Avenue and 36th Street
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 6th Ave btwn Grand and Watts
  • 625 8th Ave
  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

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