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Coach from Philadelphia to Boston Overview

There are 21 intercity coaches per day from Philadelphia to Boston. Traveling by coach from Philadelphia to Boston usually takes around 8 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines coach can make the trip in 6 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance271 mi (436 km)
Fastest Trip6h 45m
Cheapest price£25.72
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach Companies3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Philadelphia to Boston

(Based on 42 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Fatouma

8 January 2023- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

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5.0

Nancy

26 November 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The two drivers were great. The young woman who dripove from Philly to NYC was superchill and inspired confidence in how she stayed alert in situations like traffic stopping for a turned around car on the highway, but also chill as the traffic was less intense. T...

Pros: The two drivers were great. The young woman who dripove from Philly to NYC was superchill and inspired confidence in how she stayed alert in situations like traffic stopping for a turned around car on the highway, but also chill as the traffic was less intense. The other driving also took the traffic in stride and got us into Boston. Their calm and confident manners in holiday traffic likely kept passengers calm as well. Cons: The wanderu site was helpful. Tips: Brought my puppy and she was fine with the entire round trip experience.

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4.0

Rachel

23 November 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: I liked the fee water, arrival time, & the service of the staff/bus operator. Cons: Covid-19 safety measures.

Pros: I liked the fee water, arrival time, & the service of the staff/bus operator. Cons: Covid-19 safety measures.

5.0

Liza

20 November 2022- Couples trip

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus drivers were very efficient! We left the station and arrived exactly on schedule. Cons: The bus was a little too cold. Tips: Try not to bring heavy baggage. Its quite difficult to haul things back and forth during a bus transfer.

Pros: Bus drivers were very efficient! We left the station and arrived exactly on schedule. Cons: The bus was a little too cold. Tips: Try not to bring heavy baggage. Its quite difficult to haul things back and forth during a bus transfer.

5.0

Toikia

8 November 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

it was fast but quiet

it was fast but quiet

Philadelphia to Boston Route Map

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How much do coach tickets from Philly to Boston cost?

£32.10 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Boston. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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 Coach Ticket Prices for Upcoming Days

£62£41£21FebFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to Boston is expected to range from £32 to £51. If you are looking to travel to Boston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £35. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £32 and can be found on 22 February 2023.

Average Coach Ticket Prices by Month

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £34 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Boston in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £58 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

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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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £12.41 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Philadelphia to Boston?

There are 3 bus lines from Philadelphia to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US98h 18m£44.90
Greyhound78h 30m£40.92
Peter Pan Lines57h 9m£37.64
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 7 bus trips from Philadelphia to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from £26.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 5 bus trips every day during the week and 6 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Philadelphia and Boston, offering bus tickets as low as £37.

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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the coach or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Philadelphia to Boston?

The coach takes an average of 8 hours to cover the 271 miles from Philadelphia to Boston. However, the fastest coach 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 coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Coaches departing from Philadelphia to Boston tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap coach tickets or just want an emptier coach you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Philadelphia?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 17:00. 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 21 scheduled coaches that travel from Philadelphia to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Philadelphia to Boston; ticket prices start at £27.38.

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 or join a history and food tour of the Italian 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.

Boston

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert 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 coach stations in Philadelphia:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

Where does the coach arrive in Boston?

Main arrival station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Coaches arrive in Boston at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station

  • South Station Bus Terminal

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