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Bus Route Overview: Philadelphia to Baltimore

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore usually takes around 2 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance90 mi (144 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price€7.48
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia to Baltimore

(Based on 83 ratings and reviews)




16 April 2023- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Every thing was good the bus station bathroom is always a mess both at Back and Philadelphia on to do better with the Bathrooms. Thanks. Cons: Bathrooms.



31 March 2023- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Everything. Cons: Can’t think of anything right now. Tips: No.



19 February 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was very quality driven I am a truck driver so I like my driver's l! He was very experienced and courteous. Cons: The bathrooms in Philadelphia station were horrible. Tips: Be careful at night in Philadelphia lots of suspicious looking people.on the streets.



8 February 2023- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Like how the driver made sure everyone understood the route we were taking! Cons: N/A.



30 January 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I have no complaints. Cons: I have no complaints. Tips: Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

€12.09 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Baltimore. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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 Baltimore is expected to range from €11 to €150. If you are looking to travel to Baltimore within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €12. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €11 and can be found on 21 June 2023.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Philadelphia to Baltimore by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €22 whenever you decide to travel.

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 8 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €19.17 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Baltimore that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US54h 9m€43.36
Peter Pan Lines41h 58m€38.91
  • 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 5 trips per day from Philadelphia to Baltimore, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 4 bus trips every day during the week and 4 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Philadelphia and Baltimore, offering bus tickets as low as €7.

Frequently Asked Questions

A day-trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore is very doable. The fastest bus ride between the two cities takes about an hour and 10 minutes — however, with traffic, between 1.5 and 2 hours is more typical. Because there are 25 direct buses that make this trip every day, there are tons of departure times to choose from, making it easy to build an itinerary around your schedule. The last bus of the day departs Baltimore around 11:00 p.m, allowing for a full day in the Charm City.

Yes, there is Amtrak service between Philly and Baltimore — 68 daily trips, all of which are direct. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most options with 37 daily trips, averaging 1 hour and 16 minutes in duration. Amtrak Acela offers 22 daily routes, but the average duration is only 8 minutes faster than the Northeast Regional, and at $116, tickets average almost twice as much.

Amtrak Carolinian, Amtrak Cardinal, Amtrak Crescent, Amtrak Vermonter, Amtrak Silver Service and Amtrak Palmetto all cover this route as well, with 1-2 trips per day at various price points.

The best way to get from Philadelphia to Baltimore is by bus, with tickets averaging just $11. Amtrak is about 15 to 30 minutes faster than a bus ride, but train tickets start at $42 and can soar to above $100. Nonstop flights between the two cities average about 53 minutes, and so are not much faster than either bus or train, but cost at least $200 each, if not higher.

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.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 144 kilometers from Philadelphia to Baltimore. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 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.

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.

The first bus leaves at 03:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Baltimore, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 Philadelphia to Baltimore; ticket prices start at €4.68.

City Information


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.


Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

Philadelphia has two bus stations with service to Baltimore.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Where does the bus arrive in Baltimore?

Main arrival station: 400 Ponca St.

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Baltimore.

Bus stations in Baltimore:

  • 400 Ponca St.

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

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