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Journey Information

There are 54 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to New York. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York usually takes around one hour and 58 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$9.34
Trips per day54
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia to New York

(Based on 521 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Stephen

January 21, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

We arrived earlier than expected by around 15 minutes.

We arrived earlier than expected by around 15 minutes.

5.0

Salim

January 19, 2023- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Faster than expected, no disturbance at all. Cons: It’s a bit expensive. Tips: You will enjoy the ride.

Pros: Faster than expected, no disturbance at all. Cons: It’s a bit expensive. Tips: You will enjoy the ride.

5.0

Alia

January 17, 2023- Couples trip

OurBus

Pros: The price was affordable. The punctuality of time and fast service. I will always use this service whenever I will come to USA. Thanks for providing us the best service. Cons: Wi-Fi facility was not working. Tips: Everyone should use your services.

Pros: The price was affordable. The punctuality of time and fast service. I will always use this service whenever I will come to USA. Thanks for providing us the best service. Cons: Wi-Fi facility was not working. Tips: Everyone should use your services.

5.0

Marqeshay

January 14, 2023- Couples trip

OurBus

Pros: My bus ride was quick, smooth, and comfy. Cons: Giving customers the option to watch the tvs on the bus.

Pros: My bus ride was quick, smooth, and comfy. Cons: Giving customers the option to watch the tvs on the bus.

4.0

Brendan

January 11, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Good trip. We arrived a little earlier then expected. Tips: Arrive at least an hour before time. I had a fairly smooth sailing, however I had ticket issues, the bus driver was very nice and helpful.

Pros: Good trip. We arrived a little earlier then expected. Tips: Arrive at least an hour before time. I had a fairly smooth sailing, however I had ticket issues, the bus driver was very nice and helpful.

Philadelphia to New York Route Map

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

$20.62 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to New York. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to New York is expected to range from $19 to $24. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $19. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $19 and can be found on January 31, 2023.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Philadelphia to New York by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $24 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 6 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$8.02 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to New York?

There are 6 bus lines from Philadelphia to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 17 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US172h 1m$26.85
Greyhound142h 15m$29.80
OurBus61h 44m$14.70
PandaNY Bus42h 14m$26.99
Peter Pan Lines91h 50m$18.51
Wanda Coach52h 0m$24.01
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 17 trips per day from Philadelphia to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 14 bus trips from Philadelphia to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $17.

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 $9, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • 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 Philadelphia to New York, with prices starting from $27.

  • 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 9 bus trips every day during the week and 10 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Philadelphia and New York, offering bus tickets as low as $12.
  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    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 $24 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 Philadelphia and New York.

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 $8.

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to New York 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Philadelphia to New York?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 58 minutes to cover the 130 kilometers from Philadelphia to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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.

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

Buses departing from Philadelphia to New York tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 54 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Philadelphia to New York without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to New York; ticket prices start at $25.34.

City Information

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 or join a history and food tour of the Italian 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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal is a popular bus station served by several intercity bus companies, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Peter Pan Bus Lines. Conveniently located in downtown Philly, you can walk from the bus station to the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and even Independence Hall (home of the Liberty Bell). The station is a comfortable place to begin your bus journey, with a snack bar, restrooms, and vending machines, as well as several nearby parking garages and quick bites. And if your destination is Philadelphia, the Greyhound Bus Terminal makes it easy to start your sightseeing or head to your hotel, thanks to the SEPTA subway stop half a block away.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

  • 55-57 N 11th St

  • Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot

  • 722 Adams Ave

  • 2329 Cottman Ave

  • Fashion District

  • Independence Travel Center

  • 3050 JFK Boulevard (NW Corner)

  • NRG/AT&T Subway Station

  • 21 North 9th Street

  • Filbert St Tour Bus Loading Zone

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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

  • 87 Division Street

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • 127 East Broadway

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Hudson Yards

  • GW Bridge Bus Station, Level 3, Slip 5

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

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