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Journey Information

There are 37 intercity buses per day from Hartford to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from Hartford to Philadelphia usually takes around 6 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance180 mi (290 km)
Shortest duration4h 45m
Cheapest price€27.12
Trips per day3
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Hartford to Philadelphia

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)




17 June 2024- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Todo estaban tranquilos



14 November 2023- Visiting family


Pros: I like that my trip was peaceful and quiet And I like the the bus was not crowded. Cons: I wish that we could sit in our assigned seats. Tips: Get on the Bus.



5 July 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Peter Pan will always be my long distance travel choice.



9 January 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was awesome, I was very impressed! Don't know when I'll be train bound again 🥰🥰. Tips: Plz do join the queues and get on the Green Peter Pan Line Buses!



26 December 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I was able to sleep comfortably. Tips: Great deal, customer service was great.

How much is a bus ticket from Hartford to Philadelphia?

Bus tickets for a trip from Hartford to Philadelphia cost €40.69 on average. Tickets cheaper than €40.69 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Hartford to Philadelphia is expected to be between €41 and €63. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 23 July 2024, when tickets are available for 23 July 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just €44.

Monthly average prices

If you're planning on taking a bus from Hartford to Philadelphia, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around €50 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 28 days in advance to save €24.24 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Philadelphia?

There are 3 bus lines from Hartford to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 28 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US26h 25m€61.99
Greyhound96h 12m€54.11
Peter Pan Lines286h 55m€56.52
  • 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 2 trips per day from Hartford to Philadelphia, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 9 bus trips from Hartford to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 12 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from €27.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Philadelphia from €32. There are 28 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 7 other stations. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines arrives at 520 North Christopher Columbus and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Philadelphia takes 6 hours and 55 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Philadelphia in 4 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 26 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 290 kilometers from Hartford to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Philadelphia. 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 bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Hartford to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 37 scheduled buses that travel from Hartford to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hartford to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at €37.41.

City Information


Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.


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 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Hartford?

Hartford, CT - Union Station - HFDOUP-0

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All bus stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Pearl and Trumbull St

  • Pearl and Ann St.

  • 419 Asylum Street (Across Union Sta)

  • Central Row at Old State House

  • Market and Talcott St

  • Asylum St. At Bushnell Park

  • Pearl and Lewis St

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Main arrival station: 520 North Christopher Columbus

Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St

  • Logan Square

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