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Coach from Philadelphia to Boston Overview

Cost & Duration

Cheapest price£23.54
Fastest Trip6h 20m
Trips per day7
Coach Companies2

Philadelphia to Boston Route Map

Philadelphia Boston

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the drive from Philadelphia to Boston?

The drive from Philadelphia to Boston covers about 308 miles (496 kilometers). It takes around 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes to drive that distance, depending on factors like traffic and weather conditions. Buses take as little as 6 hours to drive from Philadelphia to Boston, if they’re traveling direct without any extra stops.

Is there a train from Philly to Boston?

Yes, there is a train from Philly to Boston. However, you may prefer to take the bus. Most trains from Philly to Boston take between 5 hours and 6 hours 30 minutes, and usually cost around $140. A bus, on the other hand, usually costs around $22 per ticket, and takes between 6 and 8 hours.

What is the cheapest way to get from Boston to Philadelphia?

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Philadelphia is to take the bus. Bus tickets typically cost around $22, whereas train tickets start at $77 (but average closer to $140), and direct flights start at more than $100.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Philadelphia to Boston 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 coach 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, coach 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 do coach tickets from Philly to Boston cost?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £23.54 was the low point for coach fares from Philadelphia to Boston. Coaches from Boston to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £23.54 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £15.60 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride from Philadelphia to Boston?

The coach usually takes around 8 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 271 miles (436 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 coach 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 coaches leave Philadelphia?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Philadelphia to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there from Philly to Boston every day?

There are 7 scheduled coaches that travel from Philadelphia to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct coach. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different coach at any point during your trip. Direct coaches also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Boston; ticket prices start at £22.75.

What coach companies travel from Philadelphia to Boston?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 5 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound59h 3m£29.50
Peter Pan Lines26h 50m£34.89

Where does the coach leave from in Philadelphia?

Most coaches depart from the main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Where does the coach arrive in Boston?

All coaches from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Prices of Coach Tickets from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA
4.7
Based on 22 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.8
Candy
5.0
9 March 2020Solo travel
Pros
I was a little nervous about taking a bus so far, since I never had, but it was better than I expected! Comfortable seating, people were quiet & respectful.
Cons
Maybe a pit stop half way through.
Matiniah
5.0
26 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
The fact that I slept probably the whole way through
Cons
Honestly, nothing comes to mind
Tips
Bring a neck pillow and minimize your luggage. Instead of a suitcase bring a backpack.
Sandra
5.0
1 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus was clean, we stopped for food, I was comfortable in my seat.
Cons
This trip was great I don't think I have any things to suggest for improvement
Tips
Dress comfortable bring snack and water Bring a blanket
Thach
5.0
19 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
Pleasant road trip experience enjoying scenic views along the ride.
Cons
Electrical outlets on left side of bus were broke.
Tips
Relax and enjoy. The ride will be better than expected.

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.1
Value
3.9
Condition
4.6
John
5.0
17 January 2020Business
Pros
The trip was comfortable, and I slept well.
Cons
The driver could have been more careful when handling my luggage, because I noticed that one of the wheels snapped off after I arrived in Boston.
Charlotte
5.0
30 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus driver was so great. Very helpful and let us know at every stop that we could get off and what time we needed to be back.
Tips
Bring a pillow and sleep on the bus.
Pierre
5.0
14 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
The trip was wonderful. The trip arrived ahead of time.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
2.0
Value
2.0
Condition
3.0

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 88 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.6
Value
3.8
Condition
4.3
Nancy
5.0
20 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Despite very very heavy traffic, driver was especially careful & patient
Christopher
5.0
5 November 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Wifi did not really work. Other than that everything was excellent.
Rafaela
5.0
29 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
Good
Nancy
4.0
28 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
Loved the direct non-stop trip! The courtesy stop was just right
Cons
The trip was 6 hours! I believe the trip could have been made safely in 5 1/2 hours!
Tips
Not yet
Ufuoma
4.0
27 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver was courteous and professional.
Cons
Seats could be more spacious
Tips
Overall great experience, professional service.

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