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Newark - Harrisburg Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Newark to Harrisburg. Traveling by bus from Newark to Harrisburg usually takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance146 mi (235 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$47.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Harrisburg?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Harrisburg cost $47.99 on average. Tickets cheaper than $47.99 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.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Newark to Harrisburg are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $49. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $69, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $23.16 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Harrisburg?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Newark to Harrisburg. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound33h 15m$55.77
  • 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 3 bus trips from Newark to Harrisburg every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Harrisburg usually start from $48.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 146 miles from Newark to Harrisburg. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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 Newark to Harrisburg 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Harrisburg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Harrisburg every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Newark to Harrisburg without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newark, NJ to Harrisburg, PA; ticket prices start at $41.00.

City Information

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Main departure station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

Most buses depart from the main station in Newark.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

Where does the bus arrive in Harrisburg?

Main arrival station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

All buses from Newark arrive at one main station in Harrisburg.

All bus stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

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