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Journey Information

New York to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price£5.49
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day20
Bus lines3

New York to Philadelphia Route Map

New York Philadelphia

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Philadelphia 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 bus 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, bus 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 bus ticket from New York to Philadelphia?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £10.85 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 £10.85 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 11 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £4.65 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 4 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

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 20 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 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 £19.62.

What bus companies travel from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 3 bus lines from New York, New York to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With 12 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
Greyhound122h 27m£14.14
Peter Pan Lines41h 50m£11.18
Wanda Coach42h 0m£14.12

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

New York, New York has two bus stations with service to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 87 Division Street
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 55-57 N 11th St

Price trends for buses from New York to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

£24£16£8OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA
4.6
Based on 211 ratings and reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 71 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.3
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Lorraine
5.0
8 March 2020Business
Pros
I enjoyed the convenient location of the bus stop. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bus was clean including the bathroom.
Cons
If I had to chose something it would be a convenient place to sit and rest. I arrived 50 minutes early and I had to stand the entire time until it was time to board the bus.
Tips
This bus company was absolutely the best way to travel. This experience has changed the way I will travel in the future. The pricing was reasonable, the buses were clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly.
V
5.0
28 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Very smooth ride
Cons
At the moment can't think of anything that needs to be improved. Very patient & courteous employee!
Tips
None
Orie
5.0
28 February 2020Solo travel
Cons
wifi
Alec
5.0
25 January 2020Business
Pros
The ride was smooth and on time
Cons
The smell of the bathroom
Tom
5.0
25 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Wonderful trip, left on time and arrived 1/2 hour early.

Based on 34 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.1
Paul
5.0
21 May 2020Solo travel
Pros
I like that there are charge ports for each seat to charge phones or computers and a disposable bag for garbage in each section.
Cons
the bathroom could be cleaner considering the current pandemic - supplied with toilet paper, disposable wipes and/or a sanitizer dispenser.
Tips
Be sure to check the travel schedule, arrive an hour in advance from departure time as a contingency and check for the maintenance of the bus prior to boarding for precautionary measures due to the pandemic.
Juan
5.0
5 March 2020Vacation
Pros
Value
Miciah
5.0
3 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
We got to Philadelphia in record time. Almost a half an hour before the scheduled time at 2:15am, which was absolutely appreciated after 5 hours on a plane prior to this trip.
Cons
More clear boarding announcements for the Greyhound GWB Bus Station
Alfred
4.0
31 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very quick and reliable. Clean bus.
Elana
4.0
12 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
On time
Cons
Ticket was never received in inbox. I had to contact greyhound

Based on 57 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 59 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.8
Value
4.2
Condition
4.4
Roberto
4.0
11 March 2020Visiting family
Pros
I was please by the effort to keep the bus clean and leave on time. Buses provided power outlets for charging ur phone
Justine Marie
4.0
28 February 2020
Pros
Quick and easy
Cons
Having staff to help load/unload luggage at Market and Sixth in Philadelphia.
Shackeim
5.0
15 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
I went smooth and was on time
Cons
The buses can be cleaner
Tips
Great deal!
Shannon
5.0
8 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
The trip was quicker than expected and was very convient. First time taking the bus and it won’t be my last!
Lessie
4.0
1 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
My trip quiet an relaxing.
Cons
The driver should take passengers luggage out the luggage carrier but some of them don’t, So passengers trying to retain their luggage within the luggage compartment .
Tips
It is a great way to travel depending on where you are traveling too.

Based on 72 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 63 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.3
Value
4.3
Condition
4.4
Jamil
5.0
22 August 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Clean fast accurate
Cons
Charger plug
Tips
Make sure your phones are charged
Nicholas
5.0
20 July 2020Visiting family
Pros
Boarded the bus and arrived on time.
Cons
Everything was great!
Frida
5.0
3 July 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Everything great as I except.. Thank you
Cons
Was great..
Tips
Very professional, on time..
Pierre Dilene
5.0
18 June 2020Visiting family
Pros
Everything about the bus was excellent
Cons
Nothing
Andrew
5.0
12 March 2020Business
Pros
not crowded
Cons
the power outlets are loose and one of my device chargers kept falling out. also seats could stand to be a little further apart
Tips
no

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
3.0

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Wanda Coach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.3
Value
4.6
Condition
4.0
Emanuel
5.0
1 January 2020Couples trip
Pros
I like that the bus ride was quick and peaceful. My luggage was left in NY on the curb and the staff were really helpful to us. Great service.
Cons
Make sure that riders know that they have to place their own luggage on the bus, and make sure there is no vomit or trash in the seats before the next riders board the bus.
Tips
Place your own luggage on the bus.
Bailey
4.0
31 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Pick up location
Cons
Do not oversell tickets. Too many people were booked on this bus and about 30 of us had to wait for next one- outside in the sun/heat for 40 mins.
Tips
Be prepared to have to take the next bus. This happens often.
Tamara
5.0
31 August 2019Couples trip
Pros
The staff was extremely helpful and nice (the pickup spot was new to my partner and I, but we were guided with ease and felt a lot of relief thanks to the staff and some other passengers). We arrived to our destination right on time and the seats/bus ride was as comfort...More
Cons
Maybe some help with WiFi if possible. I'm not sure if the bus I was on had working WiFi but it's always helpful for long rides so people can get work done/watch tv/etc.
Tips
This is probably one of the best options for a bus ride. I have rode with Wanda Coach, MegaBus, OurBus, Peter Pan, and Greyhound. This is one of my top favorite bus companies price wises and generosity wise and I will definitely be riding with them again in the future.
Jessica
4.0
30 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Super affordable and many time slots to take the train
Cons
Cleaner bus and bathroom
Tips
N/A
Athenais
5.0
24 August 2019Vacation
Pros
everything

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