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Boston-Philadelphia Bus Schedule
Boston to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||6h 50m|
|Trips per day||5|
Boston to Philadelphia Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Boston to Philadelphia a good day-trip?
How much is a train ticket from Boston to Philadelphia?
What is the fastest way to get from Boston to Philadelphia?
Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Philadelphia right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Philadelphia?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $35.47 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Philadelphia. Buses from Philadelphia to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $35.47 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 22 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $13.75 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 271 miles (436 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 50 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Philadelphia. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?
The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $29.00.
What bus companies travel from Boston to Philadelphia?
Where does the bus leave from in Boston?
Most buses depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:
- South Station Bus Terminal
Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?
All buses from Boston arrive at one main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
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