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Philadelphia to Harrisburg bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$6.80
Fastest time2h 0m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Harrisburg?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $26.06 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. Buses from Harrisburg to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $26.06 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $27.38 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 151 kilometers (94 miles) from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours, 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Philadelphia to Harrisburg for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Harrisburg every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Philadelphia to Harrisburg; ticket prices start at $47.62.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound33h 39m$41.54
Megabus22h 27m$25.12

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has two bus stations with service to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Harrisburg?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Harrisburg Transp Ctr
  • Harrisburg Mall Parking - 3501 Paxton St

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