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Journey Information

There are 43 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to New York. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York usually takes around one hour and 59 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price€7.74
Trips per day43
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia, PA to New York, NY

(Based on 224 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Guy

13 October 2021- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

very comfortable

very comfortable

5.0

Angela

29 September 2021- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Not many people quiet and I felt very comfortable and relaxed. Cons: Only problem for me was there were no charging ports on the bus that made me feel some kind away. Tips: Only problem for me was there were no Charging ports for my phone.

Pros: Not many people quiet and I felt very comfortable and relaxed. Cons: Only problem for me was there were no charging ports on the bus that made me feel some kind away. Tips: Only problem for me was there were no Charging ports for my phone.

5.0

Guy

23 September 2021- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Just a regular commute. Tips: Phone usages.

Pros: Just a regular commute. Tips: Phone usages.

5.0

Alero

26 August 2021- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driving was very smooth and wonderful. Cons: There needs to be WiFi on board. Tips: Come on time for boarding.

Pros: The driving was very smooth and wonderful. Cons: There needs to be WiFi on board. Tips: Come on time for boarding.

5.0

melissa

22 August 2021- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I got where I needed to go fast without driving. Cons: Not much.

Pros: I got where I needed to go fast without driving. Cons: Not much.

Philadelphia to New York Route Map

Philadelphia New York

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

€12.39 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to New York is expected to range from €11 to €16. 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 €11 and can be found on 19 October 2021.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Philadelphia to New York 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 €15 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €3.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to New York?

There are 5 bus lines from Philadelphia to New York. With 14 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
FlixBus US122h 2m€11.27
Greyhound142h 13m€16.89
PandaNY Bus42h 15m€17.20
Peter Pan Lines91h 50m€13.83
Wanda Coach52h 0m€15.48
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 14 bus trips from Philadelphia to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 13 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from €13.

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  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    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 €17.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    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 9 bus trips every day during the week and 10 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Philadelphia and New York, offering bus tickets as low as €8.
  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    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 €15 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

What is the cheapest bus from Philadelphia to NYC?

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.

What is the best way to get from Philly to New York?

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.

Can you take a day-trip from Philadelphia to NYC?

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to New York 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 long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 59 minutes to cover the 130 kilometers from Philadelphia to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in New York. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 01:00 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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 43 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Pennsylvania to New York without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to New York; ticket prices start at €15.48.

City Information

Philadelphia

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.

New York

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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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

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Greyhound Bus Terminal

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.

Bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

  • 55-57 N 11th St

  • 2329 Cottman Ave

  • 722 Adams Ave

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Port Authority Bus Terminal

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Bus stations in New York:

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

  • 87 Division Street

  • 127 East Broadway

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

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