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Philadelphia - Syracuse Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Syracuse. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Syracuse usually takes around 8 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance220 mi (354 km)
Shortest duration6h 45m
Cheapest price$58.75
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Syracuse?

$64.70 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Syracuse. Any tickets cheaper than $64.70 can be considered a great deal. 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

$103$68$34JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Philadelphia to Syracuse is expected to be between $71 and $103. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 18, 2024, when tickets are available for June 18, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $71.

Monthly average prices

$171$137$103$68$34JASONDJFMAMJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $83 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Syracuse in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $138 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$171$137$103$68$343020100

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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$63.21 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Syracuse?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Syracuse that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US99h 1m$107.31
Greyhound78h 30m$95.96
  • 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 9 trips per day from Philadelphia to Syracuse, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 7 bus trips from Philadelphia to Syracuse every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Syracuse usually start from $59.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 354 kilometers from Philadelphia to Syracuse. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Syracuse. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Syracuse, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Syracuse every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Syracuse; ticket prices start at $94.35.

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 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.

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

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: 199 Spg Gdn 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:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

Where does the bus arrive in Syracuse?

Main arrival station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Syracuse.

Bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

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