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Coach Trip Information: Philadelphia to Harrisburg

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg usually takes around 3 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price£14.67
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

£21.62 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. 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 prices by travel date

£33£22£11JanJan

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg is expected to range from £21 to £31. If you are looking to travel to Harrisburg within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £22. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £21 and can be found on 25 January 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Philadelphia to Harrisburg by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £31 whenever you decide to travel.

What coach companies travel from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Harrisburg that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound54h 17m£28.17
OurBus22h 0m£14.74
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 5 bus trips from Philadelphia to Harrisburg every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 17 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Harrisburg usually start from £20.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from £15, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Philadelphia to Harrisburg 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.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

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?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 94 miles from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus 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 from Philadelphia to Harrisburg are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your coach tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Philadelphia?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all coaches from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled coaches that travel from Philadelphia to Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg; ticket prices start at £25.66.

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. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up 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.

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Philadelphia?

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

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Departure stations

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 Travel Center

Where does the coach arrive in Harrisburg?

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-1

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Arrival stations

The Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a national historical landmark, with a portion of the station dating back to 1887. The station still serves as the city’s primary transportation hub and welcomes over half a million passengers annually. The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the departure point for Amtrak’s Keystone Service to New York City and a stop on the Pennsylvanian route from New York City to Pittsburgh. Besides train service, bus service on Jefferson Lines, Fullington Trailways, and Greyhound operates through this station. Located in downtown Harrisburg, the station is a quick walk from Capitol Park and some of the city’s top restaurants and shopping.

Coach stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • 4th & Market

  • Chestnut St btwn S 4th & Dewberry

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