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Journey Information

Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$7.00
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day6
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to ride a bus or train from Newark to Philadelphia?

From Newark to Philadelphia, it’s cheaper to travel by bus. On average, bus tickets for this route cost about $12. Train tickets are consistently more expensive, averaging closer to $70.

What is the fastest way to get from Newark to Philly?

The fastest way to get from Newark to Philly is by train. With some Amtrak routes that take as little as 50 minutes, it’s even faster than a nonstop flight, which is closer to 1 hour. Bus trips take longer, averaging closer to 1 hour and 45 minutes.

What buses travel from Newark to Philadelphia?

Three bus companies provide routes from Newark to Philadelphia: BoltBus, Greyhound and Ourbus. Greyhound tickets are the cheapest, averaging about $14.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Newark 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, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Philadelphia?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $30.00 was the low point for bus fares from Newark to Philadelphia. Buses from Philadelphia to Newark are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $30.00 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 21 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $12.90 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 50 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 Newark 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 Newark?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA; ticket prices start at $24.00.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Philadelphia?

There is one bus company that operates from Newark to Philadelphia. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound63h 15m$35.23

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Most buses depart from the main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

All buses from Newark arrive at one main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Price trends for buses from Newark to Philadelphia

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Monthly average prices


Prices as travel date approaches


Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA
Based on 9 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
June 14, 2019Visiting friends
Bus never showed up. After 3 hours I went home and still can’t get refund for my trip Bus never showed up. After 3 hours I went home and still can’t get refund for my trip

Based on 8 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 16, 2019Business
I was able to sleep comfortably due to the space and confort in the busI was able to sleep comfortably due to the space and confort in the bus
No comments No comments
Enjoy your trip Enjoy your trip
July 1, 2019Solo travel
Nothing Nothing
Should use this service. Should use this service.

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