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Journey Information

New York to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceDKK 55.98
Shortest duration1h 50m
Trips per day22
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA

(Based on 221 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Shameer

5 April 2021 - Couples trip

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The bus was clean and besides having more people than I wanted. It was a safe and clean ride. Cons: I think it should be less individual due to COVID but still was a pleasant ride. Pros: The bus was clean and besides having more people than I wanted. It was a safe and clean ride. Cons: I think it should be less individual due to COVID but still was a pleasant ride.

5.0

Lynn

2 April 2021 - Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

The bus arrival and departures were on time and the bus was clean and comfortableThe bus arrival and departures were on time and the bus was clean and comfortable

5.0

Maya

31 March 2021 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Felt very clean, driver was succinct and professional. Ample space. Cons: Not this specific trip but its still uncomfortable to have to sit next to someone. i would pay more for a ticket if guaranteed an empty seat next to me. Tips: If u want to sleep bring a nec... Pros: Felt very clean, driver was succinct and professional. Ample space. Cons: Not this specific trip but its still uncomfortable to have to sit next to someone. i would pay more for a ticket if guaranteed an empty seat next to me. Tips: If u want to sleep bring a neck pillow.More

4.0

Kelly

14 March 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Larger seatsLarger seats

5.0

Robert

14 March 2021 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Professional and friendly Professional and friendly

New York to Philadelphia Route Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Philadelphia during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from New York to Philadelphia?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, DKK 106.42 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Philadelphia. Buses from Philadelphia to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than DKK 106.42 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save DKK 32.22 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 81 miles (130 kilometers) from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA. However, the fastest bus 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 bus?

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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 22 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 21 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 DKK 118.17.

What bus companies travel from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 4 bus lines from New York, New York to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With 9 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Greyhound92h 32mDKK 125.39
PandaNY Bus42h 14mDKK 124.39
Peter Pan Lines61h 50mDKK 108.28
Wanda Coach42h 0mDKK 111.95

Book Greyhound from New York to Philadelphia from DKK 93. There are 9 Greyhound schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay DKK 125 for a Greyhound ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Greyhound departs to Philadelphia from Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. In Philadelphia, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 32 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 10 trips per day and you could expect to pay DKK 153 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Book PandaNY Bus from New York to Philadelphia from DKK 124. There are 4 PandaNY Bus schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay DKK 124 for a PandaNY Bus ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, PandaNY Bus departs to Philadelphia from 127 East Broadway and no other station. In Philadelphia, PandaNY Bus arrives at 2329 Cottman Ave and 1 other station. An average trip on PandaNY Bus from New York to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 14 minutes, while the fastest available PandaNY Bus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, PandaNY Bus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay DKK 124 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Philadelphia from DKK 56. There are 6 Peter Pan Lines schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay DKK 108 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay DKK 129 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Book Wanda Coach from New York to Philadelphia from DKK 112. There are 4 Wanda Coach schedules from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay DKK 112 for a Wanda Coach ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Wanda Coach departs to Philadelphia from 87 Division Street and no other station. In Philadelphia, Wanda Coach arrives at 55-57 N 11th St and no other station. An average trip on Wanda Coach from New York to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Wanda Coach trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay DKK 112 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Price trends for buses from New York to Philadelphia

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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City Information

New York

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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.

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.

Philadelphia

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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.

Station Information

New York

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Port Authority Bus Terminal

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Other bus stations in New York:

  • 87 Division Street

  • 127 East Broadway

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Philadelphia

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Greyhound Bus Terminal

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.

Other bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 55-57 N 11th St

  • 722 Adams Ave

  • 2329 Cottman Ave

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