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Journey Information

Baltimore to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$6.00
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day7
Bus lines3

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Baltimore 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.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel this holiday season, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $6.00 was the low point for bus fares from Baltimore to Philadelphia. Buses from Philadelphia to Baltimore are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $6.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, especially for the holidays. You should book your bus at least 10 days in advance in order to save on Thanksgiving travel. By doing so, you could save $18.13 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 90 miles (144 kilometers) from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Baltimore 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Baltimore?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Baltimore to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Baltimore to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 Baltimore to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $21.00.

What bus companies travel from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

There are 3 bus lines from Baltimore, Maryland to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With 6 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Greyhound63h 35m$27.32
OurBus11h 30m$16.37
Peter Pan Lines21h 51m$7.25

Where does the bus leave from in Baltimore?

Baltimore, Maryland has two bus stations with service to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St
  • White Marsh Park & Ride - 8476 Honeygo Blvd, Nottingham
  • White Marsh Mall - Boscov's Parking Lot

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • University City -- Ludlow St

Price trends for buses from Baltimore to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia, PA
4.6
Based on 23 ratings and reviews

Based on 6 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
4.2
Staff
4.3
Value
4.3
Condition
4.2
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

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