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Washington DC to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day26
bus carriers5
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How to book cheap Washington DC to Philadelphia bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Washington to Philadelphia is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Washington to Philadelphia were $14.90. By booking 12 days out, tickets are on average $4.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Washington to Philadelphia?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Washington DC to Philadelphia by bus is usually around 1:00 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Around 3:00 PM on Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from Washington DC to Philadelphia has the most daily schedules

On average there are 26 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Washington DC to Philadelphia, with an average of 12 trips per day and 247 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers serve the route from Washington to Philadelphia. Of the 26 trips there are 24 trips that are direct connections to Philadelphia.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Washington DC to Philadelphia starts at $39.00.

5 carriers offer Washington DC to Philadelphia bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Washington to Philadelphia from $1.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by BoltBus from Washington DC to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $20.02 for a BoltBus ticket to Philadelphia. In Washington, BoltBus departs to Philadelphia from Union Station, In Philadelphia, BoltBus arrives at 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd,

An average trip on BoltBus from Washington to Philadelphia takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $19.42 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 30m
Avg. Price
$20.02

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Washington to Philadelphia from $14.00. There are 12 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Washington DC to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $17.87 for a Greyhound ticket to Philadelphia. In Washington, Greyhound departs to Philadelphia from Union Station, In Philadelphia, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St,

An average trip on Greyhound from Washington to Philadelphia takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Philadelphia in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 13 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $19.45 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 40m
Avg. Price
$17.87

Megabus

Book Megabus from Washington to Philadelphia from $1.00. There are 10 trips per day offered by Megabus from Washington DC to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $17.98 for a Megabus ticket to Philadelphia. In Washington, Megabus departs to Philadelphia from Union Station, In Philadelphia, Megabus arrives at 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd,

An average trip on Megabus from Washington to Philadelphia takes 3 hours and 16 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.41 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 16m
Avg. Price
$17.98

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Washington to Philadelphia from $15.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Washington DC to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $15.23 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from Union Station, In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St,

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Washington to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 56 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $15.24 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 56m
Avg. Price
$15.23

OurBus

Book OurBus from Washington to Philadelphia from $5.00. Typically there is one OurBus schedule per day from Washington DC to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $13.43 for a OurBus ticket to Philadelphia. In Washington, OurBus departs to Philadelphia from Union Station, In Philadelphia, OurBus arrives at University City -- Ludlow St,

An average trip on OurBus from Washington to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 51 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $12.78 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
2h 51m
Avg. Price
$13.43

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Washington. Most bus trips to Philadelphia will depart from Union Station.
  • Union Station
Bus trips arrive in Philadelphia at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St, 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd, University City -- Ludlow St are the main bus stations in Philadelphia for trips arriving from Washington.
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd
  • University City -- Ludlow St