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Journey Information

There are 95 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to New York. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York usually takes around 2 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 30 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Shortest duration0h 30m
Cheapest price€3.77
Trips per day93
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia to New York

(Based on 689 ratings and reviews)




5 April 2024- Couples trip

FlixBus US

Great service and driver!



1 April 2024- Visiting friends


Pros: Quick. Cons: Checking tickets. Paid for no reason. Tips: No.



22 March 2024- Couples trip


Clean bus, courteous bus driver



20 March 2024- Visiting family


Pros: Seeing family. Cons: Nothing.



17 March 2024

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Great driver. Quick trip despite pulling off a little late however got there on time. Cons: Wider seats / space between seats. Can sit next to a person comfortably. Tips: It may be crowded however its quick & cheap.

Philadelphia to New York Route Map

Philadelphia New York

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to New York?

€12.60 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to New York. 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 New York is expected to range from €10 to €19. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €11. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €10 and can be found on 1 May 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in April. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €20 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €9.16 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to New York?

There are 7 bus lines from Philadelphia to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 31 daily trips, Megabus 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
FlixBus US162h 9m€17.57
Greyhound182h 30m€17.27
Megabus312h 4m€15.49
OurBus81h 52m€9.11
PandaNY Bus82h 8m€20.73
Peter Pan Lines91h 59m€11.88
Wanda Coach52h 0m€18.85
  • 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 16 trips per day from Philadelphia to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 18 bus trips from Philadelphia to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from €5.

  • Book Megabus from Philadelphia to New York from €5. There are 31 trips per day offered by Megabus from Philadelphia to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to New York. In Philadelphia, Megabus departs to New York from NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St and one other station. In New York, Megabus arrives at New York W 34th St & 12th Ave .

    An average trip on Megabus from Philadelphia to New York takes 2 hours and 4 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to New York in 0 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 39 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to New York.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from €4, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Philadelphia to New York, with prices starting from €21.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to New York from €10. There are 9 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from 520 North Christopher Columbus . In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to New York takes 1 hours and 59 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 0 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to New York.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from €19 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Philadelphia and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re the first person to buy a Megabus ticket for a particular trip, you can find a bus ticket from Philadelphia to NYC for just $1. Otherwise, the average price for a bus ticket from Philly to NYC is around $8.
The best way to get from Philly to New York is by bus. Bus tickets generally cost just $9, and the trips take as little as 1 hour and 49 minutes. Trains from Philly to New York typically cost around $71 and still take at least 1 hour and 10 minutes, although most trips take longer. Flights are significantly more expensive, and take longer than both trains and buses when accounting for time to get through security.
Yes, a day-trip from Philadelphia to NYC is very doable. Buses take as little as 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach NYC from Philly, and bus trips in the opposite direction can be even faster. With over 100 trips going in each direction every day, you’ll have plenty of time to explore NYC and catch a bus back to Philly. The last bus of the day departs New York City at 11:00 p.m.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 130 kilometers from Philadelphia to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 30 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to New York 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.

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 95 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 93 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 New York; ticket prices start at €9.42.

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.

New York


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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Noble St/Spring Garden 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:

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

  • NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Spring Garden St & 2nd St

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • 55-57 N 11th St

  • 722 Adams Ave

  • 2399 Cottman Ave

  • Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot

  • Center City - Fashion District

  • Center City - Race Street between N. 5th and 6th

  • Logan Square

  • 3050 JFK Boulevard (NW Corner)

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

Buses arrive in New York at 12 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in New York:

  • New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • 127 East Broadway

  • 87 Division Street

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Brooklyn, NY

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Park Avenue South (b/w E 26th St. and E 27th St.)

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