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Baltimore to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 20m
Trips per day27
bus carriers5
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Baltimore to Philadelphia
4.5
Based on 23 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Anita
4.0
August 31, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Was an easy smooth trip
Cons
I was a bit shocked at the pick up bus station Out in the very hot sun for ages oh well the joys of travelling

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.2
Value
4.4
Condition
4.0
Nemahun
5.0
January 24, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Stress free
Tips
Be the first to get on the bus for seat preference
Sharon
4.0
November 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
have the possibility to charge my phone
Cons
the space seat and the space for the legs.
Niki
5.0
October 11, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It boarded on time and left pretty punctually.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Ihsan
5.0
October 17, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Good driver arrived on time
Cons
Update new busses
Tips
Soon

Based on 14 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.8
Value
3.9
Condition
4.3
Ra’Eeda
5.0
November 9, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Spending time with family.
Cons
I had a pretty good experience.
Tips
Take a head cushion.
Laura
4.0
October 19, 2019
Pros
easy booking, you gave directions, etx
Anilkumar
5.0
October 10, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
no hassle travel
Cons
add more destinations like Durham, NC from Baltimore
Tips
suggest bus travel through Peter Pan
Cristina
4.0
July 28, 2019Vacation
Cons
At the station, we were confused about line
Satabdi
5.0
May 25, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
The bathroom was smelly
Cons
Clean bathroom, some streets didn’t have seat belt

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
Sarah
4.0
November 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus was clean and the driver was helpful
Cons
Wifi was advertised but the password wasn't given to us and the bus came late and arrived even later
Tips
Come early and be aware of traffic issues on the road to know when you will get to your destination
Monya
3.0
May 25, 2019Business
Pros
Affordable
Cons
cleanliness ; just a little
Tips
Good deal

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the drive from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

The trip from Baltimore to Philadelphia covers about 106 miles (171 kilometers), which takes as little as 1 hour 10 minutes to drive by bus. Depending on traffic and weather conditions, however, the trip is more likely to take closer to 2 hours.

Is Baltimore to Philadelphia a good day-trip?

Yes, Baltimore to Philadelphia makes for a very doable day-trip. Buses arrive in Philadelphia from Baltimore as early as 2:00 a.m. and regularly throughout the morning, and buses leave Philadelphia as late as 10:25 p.m. Because the trip typically takes less than 2 hours, you should have plenty of time to spend in Philadelphia before boarding a bus to return home.

What is the best way to get from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

The best way to get from Baltimore to Philadelphia is probably by bus. Bus trips are as fast as 1 hour 10 minutes, and typically cost around $12. A typical train ride only takes between 1 hour and 1 hour 20 minutes, however, train tickets for this route usually cost around $66, so the longer travel time is probably worth it.

How much does a bus ticket from Baltimore to Philadelphia cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Baltimore to Philadelphia were $11.89.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Baltimore to Philadelphia is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average $5.40 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

The distance between Baltimore and Philadelphia is approximately 89.62 miles, or 144.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 1 hour and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Baltimore to Philadelphia by bus is usually 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. Thursday 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.

What bus companies travel from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

On average there are 27 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Baltimore to Philadelphia, with an average of 10.951 trips per day and 167 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers serve the route from Baltimore to Philadelphia. Of the 27 trips there are 26 trips that are direct connections to Philadelphia.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Baltimore to Philadelphia start at $41.00.

5 carriers offer Baltimore to Philadelphia bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Baltimore to Philadelphia from $1.00. There are 3.333333 trips per day offered by BoltBus from Baltimore to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $17.92 for a BoltBus ticket to Philadelphia. In Baltimore, BoltBus departs to Philadelphia from 1578 Maryland Ave (near Marc-Penn Station), In Philadelphia, BoltBus arrives at 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd,

An average trip on BoltBus from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $17.54 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
2h 30m
Avg. Price
$17.92

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Baltimore to Philadelphia from $6.00. There are 10.233333 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Baltimore to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $10.62 for a Greyhound ticket to Philadelphia. In Baltimore, Greyhound departs to Philadelphia from Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St and one other station. In Philadelphia, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St,

An average trip on Greyhound from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 2 hours and 17 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 10.5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $12.16 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
2h 17m
Avg. Price
$10.62

Megabus

Book Megabus from Baltimore to Philadelphia from $1.00. There are 10.95082 trips per day offered by Megabus from Baltimore to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $16.96 for a Megabus ticket to Philadelphia. In Baltimore, Megabus departs to Philadelphia from White Marsh Mall (JC Penney Outer Parking Lot) and one other station. In Philadelphia, Megabus arrives at 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd,

An average trip on Megabus from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 12.588235 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $20.05 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
1h 46m
Avg. Price
$16.96

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Baltimore to Philadelphia from $1.00. There are 6.277778 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Baltimore to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $7.46 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Philadelphia. In Baltimore, Peter Pan Lines departs to Philadelphia from Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St, In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St,

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 57 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 6.375 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $7.52 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
1h 57m
Avg. Price
$7.46

OurBus

Book OurBus from Baltimore to Philadelphia from $5.00. There are 1.6 trips per day offered by OurBus from Baltimore to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay $5.53 for a OurBus ticket to Philadelphia. In Baltimore, OurBus departs to Philadelphia from White Marsh Mall - Boscov's Parking Lot, In Philadelphia, OurBus arrives at University City -- Ludlow St,

An average trip on OurBus from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1.6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $5.49 for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
1h 40m
Avg. Price
$5.53

Plan your next adventure

There are 5 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Philadelphia will depart from these stations in Baltimore:
  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St
  • White Marsh Mall (JC Penney Outer Parking Lot)
  • White Marsh Park & Ride - 8476 Honeygo Blvd
  • 1578 Maryland Ave (near Marc-Penn Station)
  • White Marsh Mall - Boscov's Parking Lot
Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Philadelphia for trips arriving from Baltimore:
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd
  • University City -- Ludlow St

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