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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Newark coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£13.34
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day10
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Philadelphia to Newark?

There are 9 Amtrak lines that provide routes from Philadelphia to Newark. There are 60 trains that travel this route per day, with 56 of them direct connections to Newark. The average travel time ranges from 1 hour to 2 hours and 30 minutes. Amtrak tickets starts at $45, and the first train departs at 5:00 a.m.

What is the best way to get from Philly to Newark?

The best way to get from Philadelphia to Newark is by bus. Bus tickets average just $10, while Amtrak tickets for this same route average around $67, and nonstop flights typically cost more than $250. Traveling by train is typically the fastest option, with the shortest travel time being just 53 minutes (compared to 1 hour 30 minutes for a bus). That said, the extra half hour may not be worth paying an additional $50.

Is Philadelphia to Newark a good day-trip?

Philadelphia to Newark is a very doable day-trip. BoltBus averages 1 hour 45 minutes in travel time, and can get there in 1 hour 30 minutes if traffic is light. With the first direct bus of the day departing as early as 7:15 a.m., and the last return bus of the day departing Newark around 9:00 p.m., you can have a full day of activities in Newark before returning home.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Philadelphia to Newark 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 Newark?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £15.07 was the low point for coach fares from Philadelphia to Newark. Coaches from Newark to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £15.07 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 £4.52 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 3 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Newark, NJ. However, the fastest coach only takes 1 hour 30 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?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Newark. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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 Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Philadelphia to Newark 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 Newark; ticket prices start at £18.83.

What coach companies travel from Philadelphia to Newark?

There is one coach company that operates from Philadelphia to Newark. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound103h 49m£17.43

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 Newark?

All coaches from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

Price trends for coaches from Philadelphia to Newark

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Philadelphia, PA to Newark, NJ
Based on 10 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
1 March 2020Visiting family
Very fast and efficient
Muthu Rajesh
25 January 2020Visiting friends
Seat for shorter people is not comfortable for a proper head rest. Apart from that everything else was superb
6 December 2019Solo travel
Low cost and high reliability
Clarity of signage at boarding site in Philadelphia and smoother boarding in general

Based on 7 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
15 May 2020Business
Driver was very helpful and patient we us!
Overall just ensuring travelers to only occupy the seat that they paid for to enable other travelers to seat.
20 December 2019Visiting family
Great staff!
18 October 2019Solo travel
Perfect! I saved lot of money comparing to Amtrack train!!
Nothing. It is perfect.
Yes. Don't take the first option when travel. Investigate at least three. This way I found Wanderu and saved about 80 dollars.
6 July 2019Visiting friends
the chair was rocky - please fix

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