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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from New Haven to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from New Haven to Philadelphia usually takes around 5 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance150 mi (242 km)
Shortest duration3h 35m
Cheapest price$27.98
Trips per day3
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New Haven to Philadelphia

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




November 27, 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: My transfer was super easy. There were Peter Pan employees directing people where to go and the two gates were very close together. Cons: It rained on the second leg of my trip and the window above my head was leaking a lot. Tips: Bring headphones.



November 22, 2022- Solo travel


Pros: Good experience. Cons: None. Tips: On time.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from New Haven to Philadelphia cost $42.71 on average. Tickets cheaper than $42.71 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from New Haven to Philadelphia in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $38 to $63. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 9, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Philadelphia this week, bus tickets are available starting at $44.

Monthly avg. prices

Taking the bus from New Haven to Philadelphia is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $43. If you're planning to take the bus from New Haven to Philadelphia during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $64. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 22 days in advance to save $17.92 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New Haven to Philadelphia?

There are 3 bus lines from New Haven to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 10 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines 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 US65h 40m$51.68
Greyhound56h 25m$58.28
Peter Pan Lines104h 39m$51.64
  • 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 6 trips per day from New Haven to Philadelphia, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 5 bus trips from New Haven to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from $28.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from New Haven to Philadelphia from $28. There are 10 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from New Haven to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In New Haven, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from New Hvn Bus Station . In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines arrives at 520 North Christopher Columbus and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New Haven to Philadelphia takes 4 hours and 39 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Philadelphia in 3 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 12 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 150 miles from New Haven to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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.

Because many passengers travel from New Haven to Philadelphia at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New Haven to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from New Haven to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 New Haven to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $34.00.

City Information

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.


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 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New Haven?

New Haven Union Station - NHVUSFLX-0

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Main departure station: New Hvn Bus Station

New Haven has two bus stations with service to Philadelphia.

All bus stations in New Haven:

  • New Hvn Bus Station

  • Union Station Parking Garage

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Main arrival station: 520 North Christopher Columbus

Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Philadelphia (Market & Filbert)

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