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Trips per day747
bus lines10
Stations12
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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.

Station Information

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.

Popular bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

  • 55-57 N 11th St

  • Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot

  • Filbert St Tour Bus Loading Zone

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 2329 Cottman Ave

  • 722 Adams Ave

  • Fashion District

  • NRG/AT&T Subway Station

What bus companies travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?

Located in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is accessible by bus from 288 other cities. You can choose from 747 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Philadelphia on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Philadelphia are also available.

Bus companies serving Philadelphia

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound11322h 47m$116.20
Jefferson Lines1051d 19h 32m$205.71
Fullington Trailways499h 0m$51.58
FlixBus US255h 30m$32.81
OurBus222h 15m$14.57
Peter Pan Lines172h 54m$25.61
Amtrak Thruway52h 10m$31.04
Martz46h 8m$39.02
PandaNY Bus21h 24m$20.00
Wanda Coach12h 0m$18.00
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Philadelphia?

$5.00 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Philadelphia, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Philadelphia. In the last month, buses from King of Prussia to Philadelphia had the lowest average price at $10.00.

Where is the bus station in Philadelphia, PA?

The busiest bus station in Philadelphia is Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Philadelphia are:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St
  • 55-57 N 11th St

Which bus service has the best service to Philadelphia?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Philadelphia by bus with Amtrak Thruway giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Fullington Express had the most comfortable bus service to Philadelphia taking into account the seats and amenities that Fullington Express offers. They rate Fullington Express a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Philadelphia punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Thruway has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Philadelphia, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Philadelphia, PA?

The closest airport to Philadelphia is Philadelphia Intl Airport (PHL), it is located 6.9 miles from the city center of Philadelphia.

Where should you stay in Philadelphia?

A great neighborhood to consider staying in while visiting Philadelphia is Center City. In that area you’ll find a wide variety of price ranges on both hotels and homeshares, while also staying pretty close to the Greyhound bus station.

Within walking distance from Center City there are a number of iconic historic sites to visit, such as the Liberty Bell. For food, you’re also just a short stroll from Chinatown. Center City really puts you at the center of all Philly has to offer.

How do you get around Philadelphia?

A common way to get around Philadelphia is via PHLASH bus. This bus offers looped services in downtown Philadelphia, with stops at the Philly Zoo and Center City. Buses come every 15 minutes, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with fares starting at just $2. Alternatively, you can buy an all-day pass for $5.

Aside from the PHLASH bus, your best bet for getting around Philly is by foot. The way the old city is structured, most of the major sites are within walking distance of each other. In a pinch, you can always rely on a taxi, Lyft or Uber.

What are some places to visit in Philly?

Philadelphia is filled with historic attractions, so there is plenty for you to discover. Visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Museum of the American Revolution for a glimpse of where the United States got its start.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is filled with works from incredible artists, but is also famous for the “Rocky Steps” — the iconic steps that Rocky Balboa trained on in the 1976 film “Rocky.”

What are some good restaurants in Philly?

A good restaurant to try in Philly that is also conveniently located near the Greyhound bus station is called Spasso Italian Grill. This grill has a rustic setting with outdoor seating, and serves classic pastas and homemade dishes. An added bonus: The dishes there are reasonably priced.

An even cheaper option is Alyan’s Restaurant, also nearby. With delicious Meditteranean food and a fun, eclectic vibe, you’re sure to walk away satisfied.

What is the best time to visit Philadelphia by bus?

There really isn’t a wrong time to visit Philly by bus. Greyhound offers 382 daily bus routes and Megabus provides 90 daily routes. When winter weather sets in, traveling by bus may be a better bet than driving to Philadelphia yourself in a small car. Heavy buses tend to handle ice and snow better than your typical sedan.

Is Philadelphia a popular bus travel destination?

Philadelphia ranks number 18 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 449 in United States. Philadelphia has the most bus connections in the region. There are 189 bus schedules arriving in Philadelphia each day.

What is the population of Philadelphia?

The population of Philadelphia is 1567442. Philadelphia ranks number 11 in terms of population in Pennsylvania and number 132 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Philadelphia cost?

Bus tickets to Philadelphia range from $9 for a short trip to Philadelphia, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Philadelphia starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Philadelphia can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $5 .

What type of traveler does Philadelphia attract?

People who take the bus to Philadelphia are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Philadelphia easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Philadelphia?

The closest bus station to the city center of Philadelphia is Filbert St Tour Bus Loading Zone, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Filbert St Tour Bus Loading Zone as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Philadelphia. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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