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Allentown - Philadelphia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Allentown to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from Allentown to Philadelphia usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance48 mi (78 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$16.49
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Allentown to Philadelphia

(Based on 48 ratings and reviews)




February 18, 2024- Visiting friends

Fullington Trailways

Pros: Driver was fantastic. Cons: 1st stop should be at 30th street, 2nd stop should be on Spring Garden. The order that our bus stopped in was illlogical.



October 7, 2023- Visiting friends


Pros: Bus was clean and bus driver was on time. Excellent service. Cons: Bathroom could've been a bit cleaner.



July 24, 2023- Vacation


Pros: Punctual all through. Picked up and dropped on time. The bus had a toilet which is convenient for senior citizens like me. The pilot took pic of my luggage as well which made me feel secure. He personally ensured delivery with a thank you wish. As a whole, the trip was pleasant. Cons: In the toilet, it was not clear which button to press to flush out. I am not clear whether such a facility exists. Tips: You can trust Martz.



May 13, 2023- Visiting family


Cons: Add another trip or two schedule Allentown to and from Philadelphia. Tips: Use Martz.



April 15, 2023- Solo travel


Pros: All of the amenities. Cons: Satisfied. Tips: Join me in this land travel.

How much is a bus ticket from Allentown to Philadelphia?

Bus tickets for a trip from Allentown to Philadelphia cost $25.19 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this 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


Bus tickets from Allentown to Philadelphia are expected to cost between $26 and $28 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Philadelphia within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $26. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

Bus tickets from Allentown to Philadelphia are usually around $28 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

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 23 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $5.70 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Allentown to Philadelphia?

There are 6 bus lines from Allentown to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 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
Amtrak Thruway11h 26m$24.00
FlixBus US21h 45m$31.00
Fullington Trailways21h 45m$31.00
Greyhound31h 52m$25.28
Martz11h 25m$20.00
OurBus11h 41m$31.00
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Allentown to Philadelphia start at $24. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 2 trips per day from Allentown to Philadelphia, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • 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 Allentown to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 52 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from $16.

  • Book Martz from Allentown to Philadelphia from $20. Typically there is one Martz schedule per day from Allentown to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Philadelphia. In Allentown, Martz departs to Philadelphia from Allentown LANTA . In Philadelphia, Martz arrives at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St .

    An average trip on Martz from Allentown to Philadelphia takes 1 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Martz offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

  • 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 $31, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Allentown to Philadelphia if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 46 minutes to cover the 48 miles from Allentown to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Allentown to Philadelphia for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Philadelphia, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Allentown to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Allentown to Philadelphia 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 Allentown to Philadelphia without transferring.

City Information


Allentown, aka the Queen City, holds historical significance in Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell is the biggest attraction in town, with travelers coming from across the country to see the famous bell patriots successfully hid during the American Revolution. If you're in tune with art or monumental buildings, the city's museum has over 17,000 works of art that hold the history of the people that lived there.

On a more adventurous note, there is the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, known best for Karting, where you can get your fix at over 40 miles an hour on the quarter-mile track. It has a league of racers that are devoted to becoming the top Karters in the city. Get behind the wheel to give them some competition- or sit back with a drink to watch the races. Looking for a nightlife experience? There are plenty of nightclubs, lounges, and restaurants to keep the party going after dark.

Allentown has a variety of bus companies providing intercity transport, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Martz. Amtrak also provides service from major cities like New Orleans, Newark, and Dallas. Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) station is about 4 miles out from the city, which makes it easy to catch a quick bus or train anywhere.


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 Allentown?

Main departure station: Allentown Bus Stop

Buses to Philadelphia leave from 3 stations in Allentown.

All bus stations in Allentown:

  • Allentown Bus Stop

  • Allentown Transportation Center

  • Allentown LANTA

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Main arrival station: Drexel Overpass - 30th St. & JFK Blvd

Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Drexel Overpass - 30th St. & JFK Blvd

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

  • 100 Spring Garden St

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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