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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Baltimore coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£4.71
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day4
Coach lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Philadelphia to Baltimore a good day-trip?

A day-trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore is very doable. The fastest bus ride between the two cities takes about an hour and 10 minutes — however, with traffic, between 1.5 and 2 hours is more typical. Because there are 25 direct buses that make this trip every day, there are tons of departure times to choose from, making it easy to build an itinerary around your schedule. The last bus of the day departs Baltimore around 11:00 p.m, allowing for a full day in the Charm City.

Is there a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

Yes, there is Amtrak service between Philly and Baltimore — 68 daily trips, all of which are direct. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most options with 37 daily trips, averaging 1 hour and 16 minutes in duration. Amtrak Acela offers 22 daily routes, but the average duration is only 8 minutes faster than the Northeast Regional, and at $116, tickets average almost twice as much.

Amtrak Carolinian, Amtrak Cardinal, Amtrak Crescent, Amtrak Vermonter, Amtrak Silver Service and Amtrak Palmetto all cover this route as well, with 1-2 trips per day at various price points.

What is the best way to get from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

The best way to get from Philadelphia to Baltimore is by bus, with tickets averaging just $11. Amtrak is about 15 to 30 minutes faster than a bus ride, but train tickets start at $42 and can soar to above $100. Nonstop flights between the two cities average about 53 minutes, and so are not much faster than either bus or train, but cost at least $200 each, if not higher.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Philadelphia to Baltimore 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 is a coach ticket from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £8.00 was the low point for coach fares from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Coaches from Baltimore to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £8.00 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £10.22 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 2 hours and 46 minutes to cover the 90 miles (144 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD. However, the fastest coach only takes 1 hour 50 minutes. 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 coach?

Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Baltimore, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Philadelphia?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from Philadelphia to Baltimore, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Baltimore; ticket prices start at £16.48.

What coach companies travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Baltimore, Maryland. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound42h 58m£20.90
Peter Pan Lines21h 50m£5.60

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 Baltimore?

All coaches from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Baltimore, Maryland:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

Price trends for coaches from Philadelphia to Baltimore

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD
4.7
Based on 23 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
5.0
Condition
4.0
Emy
4.0
24 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was short, on time.
Cons
Clean the bus before the trip
Tips
None
Manohar
5.0
25 May 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very impressed with the service.
Cons
Please continue to do the good work.

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 86 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.5
Value
4.3
Condition
4.7
Beverly
5.0
6 April 2020Business
Pros
Everything
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Book your ticket early
Beverly
5.0
29 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
The prices an convenience
Cons
Nothing
Richard
5.0
29 October 2019Solo travel
Pros
Cost
Cons
Not much for the price
Tips
No
Joshua
5.0
16 November 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was very reasonably priced and user friendly
Cons
No complaints at this time
Tips
DOWNLOAD WANDERU
Shaniele
5.0
18 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
Getting to my destination.
Cons
Nothing. It was perfect
Tips
Embrace one another ✨

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
5.0
Value
5.0
Dean
5.0
31 August 2019
Pros
We left on time and arrived a couple minutes early. No muss, no fuss travel. Great deal.

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 71 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.4
Staff
4.1
Value
4.1
Condition
4.6
Gilberto
5.0
6 March 2020Business
Pros
all over was great
Cons
I like to travel with Peter pan buses I recommend to everyone
Tips
just be respect between us keep silent
Samaiyah
5.0
29 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
The driver . Power outlets but not reaching over the person next to me
Beverly
5.0
31 December 2019Vacation
Pros
Peter Pan service is always great and get mi there an home on time
Cons
The phone charging outlets did not work on the bus none at all
Brenton
5.0
12 October 2019Solo travel
Pros
Smooth ride feel asleep 😆
Peter
3.0
5 July 2019Visiting family
Pros
I enjoyed having two seats to myself due to the lack of crowd
Cons
The fact that it took 30 minutes to switch drivers was ridiculous. We stopped at a rest plaza 30 minutes outside of the Baltimore stop, waited 30 minutes to switch bus drivers, then went to Baltimore. We could've made it to the Baltimore station in the time we spent wai...More

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.3
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Zale
4.0
17 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
The bus driver was really nice and gave everyone a bottle of water! No Wifi
Cons
WiFi
Tips
No Wifi
Sakiya
5.0
2 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
very pleased with this trip!
Michelle
5.0
3 July 2019Visiting family
Pros
Directions to bus stops were clear Bus was clean and timely
Cons
Bus was very crowded so felt cramped

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