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Journey Information

There are 199 intercity buses per day from New York to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from New York to Philadelphia usually takes around 2 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price€4.65
Trips per day192
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Philadelphia

(Based on 736 ratings and reviews)




17 June 2024- Vacation





15 June 2024- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: The process was super simple and affordable. The location was a bit tricky to find and the staff was not particularly friendly or helpful but it worked out. Biggest issue was that it was very hot day and the bus barely used its air conditioning, which made the trip quite miserable. Cons: Read above.



30 May 2024- Visiting friends


Pros: The trip was comfortable — the driver went smoothly and all was good. Cons: I don’t think anything. The bathroom was as clean as it could be. Tips: Bring a charger with a charging block — there are outlets at the seats.



28 May 2024- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: I really liked how plug and play it was. The bus was there on time, and I arrived 5 minutes prior. Got exactly on time to Philadelphia late at night, just in time to go home and go straight to bed! Cons: There was a sort of incident on the bus. The passengers seemed to be upset the bus owners (not the driver), and the driver was helping diffuse the situation so we could get the trip going. Not sure what caused the incident, but could be worth reviewing the situation. Tips: Try to get there a bit early if you can, and make sure you review all the bus policies before getting on!



27 May 2024- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

Pros: Air conditioned window seat provided good view. cost is reasonable. Tips: Come early and line up promptly to get better seats.

New York to Philadelphia Route Map

New York Philadelphia

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Philadelphia?

€19.63 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Philadelphia. 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


Bus tickets from New York to Philadelphia are expected to cost between €31 and €44 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Philadelphia within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from €31. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Bus tickets from New York to Philadelphia are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around €16. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost €20, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

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. You know what they say about early birds and worms.

What bus companies travel from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 7 bus lines from New York to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 80 daily trips, OurBus 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 US262h 12m€16.53
Greyhound212h 29m€18.62
Megabus311h 59m€15.24
OurBus804h 14m€79.08
PandaNY Bus82h 8m€20.51
Peter Pan Lines292h 14m€10.68
Wanda Coach52h 0m€18.65
  • 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 26 trips per day from New York 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 21 bus trips from New York to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 29 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from €5.

  • Book Megabus from New York to Philadelphia from €5. There are 31 trips per day offered by Megabus from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Megabus departs to Philadelphia from New York W 34th St & 12th Ave . In Philadelphia, Megabus arrives at NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St and one other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from New York to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 59 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 40 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

  • 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 €7, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Philadelphia if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Philadelphia, with prices starting from €21.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Philadelphia from €8. There are 29 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from Port Authority Bus Station . In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines arrives at 520 North Christopher Columbus and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 14 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 37 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from €19 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of New York and Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 130 kilometers from New York to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 minutes. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Philadelphia at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from New York to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 199 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 192 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 New York to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at €9.32.

City Information

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Main departure station: New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

Buses to Philadelphia leave from 15 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • JFK Airport - Terminal 4 Arrivals (Van)

  • JFK Airport - Terminal 8 Arrivals (Van)

  • JFK Airport - Terminal 7 Arrivals (Van)

  • JFK Airport - Terminal 5 Arrivals (Van)

  • JFK Airport Terminals

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • 127 East Broadway

  • 87 Division Street

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Brooklyn, NY

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Main arrival station: 199 Spg Gdn St

Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 15 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Center City (Service is provided with a Van)

  • Philadelphia Mills Mall. (Service provided via van)

  • Philadelphia International Airport - Terminal A (Van)

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St

  • Spring Garden St & 2nd St

  • Philadelphia (Market & Filbert)

  • 55-57 N 11th St

  • 2399 Cottman Ave

  • Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot

  • 722 Adams Ave

  • Center City - Fashion District

  • Logan Square

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