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Journey Information

Philadelphia to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day44
Bus lines4
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to New York
4.6
Based on 172 reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.1
Value
4.3
Condition
4.3
Willie
5.0
8 March 2020Solo travel
Pros
I booked a bus trip for a 1 , instead of train for 100 , arrived early, driver was very good. Very happy with wanderu and bolt bus
Tips
Give it a try
David
5.0
7 January 2020Vacation
Pros
it was the best experience ever
Cons
better wifi
Tips
Cheap, on time, friendly, definitely recommend it. We have so much fun in our round trip from Philly to New York, and vise versa...
Sequoah
5.0
12 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
Very peaceful and relaxing.
Cons
Wifi connection
Tips
Bolt bus has a rewards program sign up.
Sailika
4.0
20 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
Bus in time!
Michelle
5.0
7 December 2019Couples trip
Tips
Don't take MegaBus on the way back—it's horrible!

Based on 31 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
3.9
Value
4.1
Condition
4.1
Jeane
5.0
30 April 2020Visiting family
Pros
Easy, convenient and extremely well priced
Tips
Arrive a bit early to line up for the best seating
Holly
5.0
2 March 2020Visiting friends
Pros
comfy
Cons
Less wait standing
Tips
be there about 30 minutes early
Ellen
5.0
22 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Driver was punctual to and from!! Everything was right on time, and the trip was very smooth:
Tips
Get there at least 20-25 minutes early if you need to pick up your tickets. That way you can have them printed and get in line to secure a seat—especially if you’re traveling with more than one person.
Bradley
5.0
19 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
good value for money and was not much slower than the train.
Cons
nothing
Tips
Book ahead of time to avoid higher costs
Savhanna
5.0
1 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
The driver was nice

Based on 40 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 55 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.2
Value
4.1
Condition
4.4
Justine Marie
4.0
2 March 2020Solo travel
Cons
Having staff on hand at Market and Sixth to help load/unload luggage.
Weyu
5.0
9 February 2020Regular commuter
Pros
The bus was right on time and I got a bargain for my trip!
Cons
The bus could be a bit cleaner. The windows were pretty cloudy on the inside.
Tips
This a great deal for the price!
Jarrett
5.0
8 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
I took the bus back to Philly from NYC. very easy trip. would for sure take the bus again.
Cons
better instructions on how to get to location
Amal
5.0
27 January 2020Vacation
Pros
Good seating
Cons
Air conditioning and removing the glass top window because the sun was always in my eyes
Olga
5.0
8 January 2020Couples trip
Cons
No WiFi, no power in the sockets

Based on 69 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.3
Value
4.2
Condition
4.4
Angela
5.0
1 March 2020Visiting family
Pros
Driver was courteous and thorough in announcing information at the start of the trip.
Cons
Unsure
Tips
No
Johnathon
5.0
28 February 2020Business
Pros
Very easy travel.
Cons
Smell, maybe an air freshener .
Tips
Get there 30 minutes before so you get a seat you want.
Elena
5.0
22 February 2020Vacation
Pros
On time precisely. Clean, no smells. Tickets not required to be printed out at Peter Pan. At Greyhound the require it to be printed on paper.
Cons
Seat belts were not available. They should be.
Tips
Wanderu is a very convenient web-site
Michael
5.0
6 February 2020Business
Pros
it was unspectacular, which is fine
Cons
a bit more expensive than some rides that evening
Dorothy
4.0
19 January 2020Couples trip
Pros
It's left and returned on time
Cons
The seats could be more comfortable and the free Wi-Fi that you offer for free could be much better most the time it does not work

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Wanda Coach report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
3.8
Value
4.1
Condition
4.0
Jem
4.0
26 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The locations for departures and arrivals were centrally located to both cities.
Cons
More spacious seating.
Tips
I would use them again!
Alice
5.0
1 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I loved the price and the efficiency
Cons
Cleaner
Bruce
5.0
30 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
Got there quick
Cons
WiFi
Tips
You won’t be late. Great service
Giselle
4.0
27 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
Bus Stop easy to get to locations
Cons
Seats felt cramped and did not have option to recline. Seat was too upright therefore uncomfortable trip.
Tips
Arrive at least half hour before departure and E-Tickets need to check in 1st for paper tix.
Jason
4.0
30 June 2019Vacation
Pros
Good price, not that shady, air conditioning
Cons
They told me to arrive 30 minutes early or else they might sell my seat. that seems pretty fake
Tips
Wear a long sleeve for wanda coach. they turn up the AC.

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.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$8.25 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to New York. Buses from New York to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$8.25 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$10.67 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 130 kilometers (81 miles) from Philadelphia to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

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 44 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 43 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 US$45.00.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to New York?

There are 4 bus lines from Philadelphia to New York. With 52 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
Greyhound52h 24mUS$13.93
Megabus522h 22mUS$8.23
Peter Pan Lines41h 51mUS$9.45
Wanda Coach62h 0mUS$12.00

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd
  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 55-57 N 11th St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Buses arrive in New York at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York, New York:

  • 7th Ave and W 27th St
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 87 Division St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

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