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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Allentown. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Allentown usually takes around one hour and 45 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance48 mi (78 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price€12.87
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceFullington Trailways
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia to Allentown

(Based on 36 ratings and reviews)




1 November 2022- Visiting friends

Fullington Trailways

Pros: I got there. Cons: Chould have got there for less. Tips: Dont get mugged.

Pros: I got there. Cons: Chould have got there for less. Tips: Dont get mugged.



25 September 2022- Solo travel


Pros: Bus on time and ride was smooth. Cons: N/a. Tips: Make sure you arrive atleast 10 mins early.

Pros: Bus on time and ride was smooth. Cons: N/a. Tips: Make sure you arrive atleast 10 mins early.



28 August 2022- Solo travel


Pros: Bus was on time. Cons: N/a. Tips: Bus arrived on time. Get there10 mins early.

Pros: Bus was on time. Cons: N/a. Tips: Bus arrived on time. Get there10 mins early.



10 August 2022- Regular commuter

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Efficiency. Cons: Strong wifi.

Pros: Efficiency. Cons: Strong wifi.



8 August 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: El viaje fue muy placentero y cómodo. Muy hermosos paisajes en el trayecto del camino. Gracias!! 🙏🏻🥰👌. Cons: Por ahora todo lo vi súper bien. Fue mi primer viaje con ustedes y estuvo súper. Gracias!! 🙏🏻😍😉. Tips: Que los recomiendo 100% muy buenos!! 👌👌...

Pros: El viaje fue muy placentero y cómodo. Muy hermosos paisajes en el trayecto del camino. Gracias!! 🙏🏻🥰👌. Cons: Por ahora todo lo vi súper bien. Fue mi primer viaje con ustedes y estuvo súper. Gracias!! 🙏🏻😍😉. Tips: Que los recomiendo 100% muy buenos!! 👌👌🥰🥰.


How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Allentown?

€23.99 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Allentown. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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 Allentown is expected to range from €25 to €29. If you are looking to travel to Allentown within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €25 and can be found on 5 February 2023.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Philadelphia to Allentown 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 €17 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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €1.13 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Allentown?

There are 5 bus lines from Philadelphia to Allentown available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Fullington Trailways offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway11h 20m€20.24
FlixBus US23h 34m€39.76
Fullington Trailways21h 55m€28.52
Martz21h 26m€17.79
OurBus11h 55m€28.52
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Philadelphia to Allentown start at €20. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 2 trips per day from Philadelphia to Allentown, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Fullington Trailways

    Fullington Trailways

    Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • Martz


    Book Martz from Philadelphia to Allentown from €17. There are 2 trips per day offered by Martz from Philadelphia to Allentown and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Allentown. In Philadelphia, Martz departs to Allentown from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other station. In Allentown, Martz arrives at Allentown Transportation Center .

    An average trip on Martz from Philadelphia to Allentown takes 1 hours and 26 minutes , while the fastest available Martz trip will get you to Allentown in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Martz offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Allentown.

  • OurBus


    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 €29, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Allentown if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest bus from Philadelphia to Allentown?

The cheapest bus from Philadelphia to Allentown is usually provided by OurBus. OurBus tickets for this trip tend to cost around $17. However, alternate bus options are also reasonable: Tickets for Fullington Traillways and Amtrak Thruway buses typically cost about $23 and $20, respectively.

What is the fastest bus from Philadelphia to Allentown?

The fastest bus from Philadelphia to Allentown is provided by OurBus. The typical OurBus trip takes just 1 hour 20 minutes. There is only 1 OurBus trip per day on this route, however, so make sure to book ahead.

Is there a train from Philadelphia to Allentown?

No, there is no train from Philadelphia to Allentown, PA. Your best alternative is to take a bus. Bus tickets for this trip start at just $17, and the trip will take as little as 1 hour 20 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Allentown 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.

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.

How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Allentown?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 45 minutes to cover the 78 kilometers from Philadelphia to Allentown. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 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?

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Allentown, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 11:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Allentown, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Allentown 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 Philadelphia to Allentown without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Allentown; ticket prices start at €34.04.

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.


Allentown, aka the Queen City, holds historical significance in Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell is the biggest attraction in town, with travelers coming from across the country to see the famous bell patriots successfully hid during the American Revolution. If you're in tune with art or monumental buildings, the city's museum has over 17,000 works of art that hold the history of the people that lived there.

On a more adventurous note, there is the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, known best for Karting, where you can get your fix at over 40 miles an hour on the quarter-mile track. It has a league of racers that are devoted to becoming the top Karters in the city. Get behind the wheel to give them some competition- or sit back with a drink to watch the races. Looking for a nightlife experience? There are plenty of nightclubs, lounges, and restaurants to keep the party going after dark.

Allentown has a variety of bus companies providing intercity transport, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Martz. Amtrak also provides service from major cities like New Orleans, Newark, and Dallas. Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) station is about 4 miles out from the city, which makes it easy to catch a quick bus or train anywhere.

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: Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert 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:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • Flag Stop-on Call Pickup

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where does the bus arrive in Allentown?

Main arrival station: Allentown Transportation Center

Buses arrive in Allentown at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Allentown:

  • Allentown Transportation Center

  • Bus Terminal - 325 Hamilton St

  • 325 Hamilton St (After 2/1/23 - 112 N 6 St)

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