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Journey Information

There are 91 intercity coaches per day from Boston to Philadelphia. Traveling by coach from Boston to Philadelphia usually takes around 8 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US coach can make the trip in 6 hours,

Distance271 mi (436 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price£24.99
Trips per day5
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Boston to Philadelphia

(Based on 53 ratings and reviews)




9 January 2024- Visiting friends


Pros: I had a good and safe ride. Cons: Better communication about delays. Tips: Make sure to watch your things.



3 January 2024- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: Better than driving myself. Cons: Suspension of tires. Tips: Bring snacks.


Sai Suraj

22 November 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The bus started and reached on time. Cons: Seat could be a little big and comfortable. Power outlet is not working in Boston to New York bus A passenger must be given a choice to select a seat before the journey.



4 June 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines



Marie M

7 January 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Comfortable, quiet, no speeding . On time. Cons: No electricity to plug the phone charger. Tips: Safety travel with this company .

Boston to Philadelphia Route Map

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How much is a coach ticket from Boston to Philadelphia?

£43.63 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Philadelphia. Any tickets cheaper than £43.63 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Philadelphia is expected to range from £39 to £56. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £39. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £39 and can be found on 4 June 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £40 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Philadelphia in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £71 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


Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £14.39 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Boston to Philadelphia?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 67 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US157h 37m£46.78
Greyhound107h 45m£46.48
Peter Pan Lines678h 35m£49.65
  • 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 15 trips per day from Boston to Philadelphia, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 10 bus trips from Boston to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from £24.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Philadelphia from £33. There are 67 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Boston to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from Logan Airport Visitor Center and 1 other station. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines arrives at 520 North Christopher Columbus and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Philadelphia takes 8 hours and 35 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Philadelphia in 6 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 82 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, traveling from Boston to Philadelphia does not make for a good day-trip. A one-way bus ride takes at least 6 hours, and the train takes at least 4 hours 50 minutes. With that amount of travel time involved, you’d be better off staying in Philadelphia for a night or two.
A train ticket from Boston to Philadelphia usually costs around $152, since the Northeast Corridor is such a popular Amtrak route. By comparison, bus tickets are significantly cheaper, usually costing around $22.
The fastest way to get from Boston to Philadelphia to take a nonstop flight, which usually takes between 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours. If speed isn’t an issue, it may be worth taking the bus. A one-way, nonstop flight from Boston to Philadelphia typically costs between $60 and $120, whereas the same trip by bus costs $21.79 on average.

The coach takes an average of 8 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 271 miles from Boston to Philadelphia. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Boston to Philadelphia at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Boston to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 91 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at £28.58.

City Information


Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.


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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Boston?

Main departure station: Logan Airport Visitor Center

Coaches to Philadelphia leave from 3 stations in Boston.

All coach stations in Boston:

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • South Station

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the coach arrive in Philadelphia?

Main arrival station: 520 North Christopher Columbus

Coaches arrive in Philadelphia at 5 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Philadelphia:

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • Philadelphia (Market & Filbert)

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

  • Logan Square

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