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Journey Information

Philadelphia to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price£5.49
Fastest time1h 50m
Trips per day19
Bus lines3

Philadelphia to New York Route Map

Philadelphia 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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £10.56 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to New York. Buses from New York to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £10.56 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £4.76 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 1 minute to cover the 81 miles (130 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to New York, NY. 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to New York at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. 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 19 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 Pennsylvania to New York without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to New York; ticket prices start at £19.62.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to New York, New York. With 11 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
Greyhound112h 19m£14.21
Peter Pan Lines41h 50m£10.62
Wanda Coach42h 0m£14.12

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 55-57 N 11th St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Buses arrive in New York at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York, New York:

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

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to New York

Average prices by travel date

£24£16£8OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia, PA to New York, NY
4.6
Based on 178 ratings and 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 32 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 62 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.1
Britt
4.0
August 30, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Very efficient and fast. Also very good that driver intervened and told clearly loud people to be quiet for those napping. Some loud rude coughing people on the bus. Also quite some not consistently wearing masks
Cons
Guess stricter intervention of rude people but guess they are everywhere and even confronting them can be dangerous.
Tips
Be quiet and wear mask!!! Be courteous and leave your rudeness at home.
Jeane
5.0
April 30, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Easy, convenient and extremely well priced
Tips
Arrive a bit early to line up for the best seating
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

Based on 41 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 56 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 73 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 62 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.3
Value
4.2
Condition
4.3
Neithe
5.0
September 6, 2020Business
Cons
I did not find any fault with anyone. It was a decent and professional trip. From driver to passengers, every one conducted themselves well.
Tips
No tips for travelers at this time. Thanks for allowing us to travel in safety. Please check the Wifi.
Ebunoluwa
5.0
September 5, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Smooth
Jonathan
5.0
July 12, 2020Visiting family
Tips
Need strong wifi and more working outlets
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.

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.

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