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Journey Information

There are 71 intercity buses per day from New York to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from New York to Philadelphia usually takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Ourbus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$3.99
Trips per day69
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Philadelphia

(Based on 652 ratings and reviews)




September 17, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

The most important thing is everyone mad3 it safe to the destination.



September 16, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very quick and efficient. Cons: cleanliness. Tips: book ahead.



September 11, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I like how smooth checking in on the bus was. The ride was smooth and comfortable! Cons: The plug outlets on the bus didn’t work, the Wi-Fi connection was ok could’ve been better especially for people that don’t have a phone that’s on, and the bus could’ve been cleaner! It was like the driver didn’t clean the bus after each trip!



September 10, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Seat mate was very nice and we had a good chat. Outlet was super appreciated. Cons: The port authority terminal could have some outlets ! Tips: Leave plenty of time to find and board your bus.



September 7, 2023- Couples trip

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: We always use Wanderu and it’s makes it so much easier for these big trips. Everything is taken care of and the trips themselves are always fun down to just the drivers. Tips: Wear your comfy clothes.

New York to Philadelphia Route Map

New York Philadelphia

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Philadelphia?

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Philadelphia cost $16.24 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from New York to Philadelphia in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $14 to $21. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on October 3, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Philadelphia this week, bus tickets are available starting at $14.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from New York to Philadelphia is usually cheapest in October, when the average ticket price is only $18. If you're planning to take the bus from New York to Philadelphia during March, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $21. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 27 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $7.29 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 7 bus lines from New York to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 18 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
FlixBus US152h 3m$21.46
Greyhound182h 24m$22.07
OurBus81h 47m$9.90
Ourbus81h 46m$15.84
PandaNY Bus72h 9m$20.00
Peter Pan Lines121h 50m$11.89
Wanda Coach52h 0m$20.00
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 15 trips per day from New York to Philadelphia, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 18 bus trips from New York to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from $4.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $4, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Philadelphia if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Ourbus from New York to Philadelphia from $11. There are 8 trips per day offered by Ourbus from New York to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Ourbus ticket to Philadelphia. In New York, Ourbus departs to Philadelphia from 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.) and 2 other stations. In Philadelphia, Ourbus arrives at Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot and 4 other stations.

    An average trip on Ourbus from New York to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 46 minutes , while the fastest available Ourbus trip will get you to Philadelphia in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Ourbus offers 13 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Philadelphia.

  • Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Philadelphia, with prices starting from $20.

  • Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 12 bus trips every day during the week and 12 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Philadelphia, offering bus tickets as low as $8.
  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $20 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of New York and Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 81 miles from New York to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Philadelphia at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

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

There are 71 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 69 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 New York to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $10.00.

City Information

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.


We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

New York Midtown (31st St & 8th Ave) Bus stop - NYCGOB2-0

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Main departure station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Buses to Philadelphia leave from 12 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 127 East Broadway

  • 87 Division Street

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Brooklyn, NY

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Hudson Yards

  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St

  • 51 Madison Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Philadelphia Bus Station

Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal is a popular bus station served by several intercity bus companies, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Peter Pan Bus Lines. Conveniently located in downtown Philly, you can walk from the bus station to the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and even Independence Hall (home of the Liberty Bell). The station is a comfortable place to begin your bus journey, with a snack bar, restrooms, and vending machines, as well as several nearby parking garages and quick bites. And if your destination is Philadelphia, the Greyhound Bus Terminal makes it easy to start your sightseeing or head to your hotel, thanks to the SEPTA subway stop half a block away.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Philadelphia Bus Station

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

  • Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot

  • 55-57 N 11th St

  • Center City - Fashion District

  • 722 Adams Ave

  • 2399 Cottman Ave

  • Independence Travel Center

  • Logan Square

  • 3050 JFK Boulevard (NW Corner)

  • Drexel Overpass - 30th St. & JFK Blvd

  • SEPTA Fort Washington Station

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