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There are 2 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Dover. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Dover usually takes around 7 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 5 minutes.
|Distance||58 mi (94 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 5m|
|Most frequent service||Greyhound|
How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Dover?
Typically €35.39 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Dover. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Philadelphia to Dover. 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
Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to Dover is expected to range from €33 to €42. If you are looking to travel to Dover within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €36. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €33 and can be found on 19 July 2022.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €32 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Dover in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €35 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €12.24 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Dover?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Philadelphia to Dover. Greyhound is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
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 2 bus trips from Philadelphia to Dover every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Dover usually start from €29.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Dover 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
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 bus ride from Philadelphia to Dover?
The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 94 kilometers from Philadelphia to Dover. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 5 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to Dover at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 Philadelphia?
The first bus leaves at 13:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Dover, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus trips to Dover are there per day?
There are usually only 2 buses per day from Philadelphia to Dover. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Dover; ticket prices start at €46.87.
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.
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As the capital of Delaware, Dover offers a plethora of landmarks and attractions to keep tourists engaged! Tourists interested in the city's heritage (and American history in general) should check out the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, which showcases artifacts and items of great cultural significance to the state's agricultural history. You could also visit the John Dickinson Plantation to learn more about one of the original founding fathers of the U.S. For some outdoor activities, check out the local Amish community, where you can meet locals and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Dover features an eclectic food scene with plenty of different choices for different tastes. Vincenzo's Pizzeria & Gelato is a popular spot with delicious Italian dishes and fantastic house wines to pair with them. If you are interested in beers, Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company will be a great choice!
Dover is a stop along several bus and train routes, with service offered by Amtrak, Greyhound, SprinterBus, and OurBus. Air travelers usually fly into the airport in nearby Wilmington or make plans to take a bus from the airport in either Philadelphia or Baltimore to Dover.
Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?
Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
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 bus stations in Philadelphia:
Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
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