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Coach from Philadelphia to Boston Overview

Cost & Duration

Cheapest price€23.86
Fastest Trip6h 20m
Trips per day5
Coach Companies2

Philadelphia to Boston Route Map

Philadelphia Boston

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the drive from Philadelphia to Boston?

The drive from Philadelphia to Boston covers about 308 miles (496 kilometers). It takes around 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes to drive that distance, depending on factors like traffic and weather conditions. Buses take as little as 6 hours to drive from Philadelphia to Boston, if they’re traveling direct without any extra stops.

Is there a train from Philly to Boston?

Yes, there is a train from Philly to Boston. However, you may prefer to take the bus. Most trains from Philly to Boston take between 5 hours and 6 hours 30 minutes, and usually cost around $140. A bus, on the other hand, usually costs around $22 per ticket, and takes between 6 and 8 hours.

What is the cheapest way to get from Boston to Philadelphia?

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Philadelphia is to take the bus. Bus tickets typically cost around $22, whereas train tickets start at $77 (but average closer to $140), and direct flights start at more than $100.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Boston 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 do bus tickets from Philly to Boston cost?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €26.33 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Boston. Buses from Boston to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €26.33 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 22 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €18.81 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Boston?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 271 miles (436 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Boston 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, 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 06:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there from Philly to Boston every day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Boston; ticket prices start at €23.86.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Boston?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound49h 39m€34.01
Peter Pan Lines16h 42m€35.88

Book Greyhound from Philadelphia to Boston from €24. There are 4 Greyhound schedules from Philadelphia to Boston and you can expect on average to pay €34 for a Greyhound ticket to Boston. In Philadelphia, Greyhound departs to Boston from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station. In Boston, Greyhound arrives at South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Philadelphia to Boston takes 9 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Boston in 6 hours and 20 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay €36 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Boston from €33. There are 1 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Philadelphia to Boston and you can expect on average to pay €36 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Boston. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to Boston from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St and no other station. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines arrives at South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Boston takes 6 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Boston in 6 hours and 20 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €37 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Prices of Bus Tickets from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA

Average Bus Ticket Prices for Upcoming Days

€49€33€16FebMar

Average Bus Ticket Prices by Month

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Prices as travel date approaches

€62€49€37€25€123020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA

(Based on 22 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Candy

9 March 2020 - Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: I was a little nervous about taking a bus so far, since I never had, but it was better than I expected! Comfortable seating, people were quiet & respectful. Cons: Maybe a pit stop half way through. Pros: I was a little nervous about taking a bus so far, since I never had, but it was better than I expected! Comfortable seating, people were quiet & respectful. Cons: Maybe a pit stop half way through.

5.0

John

17 January 2020 - Business

Greyhound

Pros: The trip was comfortable, and I slept well. Cons: The driver could have been more careful when handling my luggage, because I noticed that one of the wheels snapped off after I arrived in Boston. Pros: The trip was comfortable, and I slept well. Cons: The driver could have been more careful when handling my luggage, because I noticed that one of the wheels snapped off after I arrived in Boston.

5.0

Matiniah

26 December 2019 - Visiting family

BoltBus

Pros: The fact that I slept probably the whole way through. Cons: Honestly, nothing comes to mind. Tips: Bring a neck pillow and minimize your luggage. Instead of a suitcase bring a backpack. Pros: The fact that I slept probably the whole way through. Cons: Honestly, nothing comes to mind. Tips: Bring a neck pillow and minimize your luggage. Instead of a suitcase bring a backpack.

5.0

Nancy

20 December 2019 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Despite very very heavy traffic, driver was especially careful & patient Despite very very heavy traffic, driver was especially careful & patient

5.0

Christopher

5 November 2019 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Wifi did not really work. Other than that everything was excellent.Wifi did not really work. Other than that everything was excellent.

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