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Buses from Harrisburg to Allentown

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Harrisburg to Allentown. Traveling by bus from Harrisburg to Allentown usually takes around 7 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Fullington Trailways bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Shortest duration6h 10m
Cheapest price$30.00
Most frequent serviceFullington Trailways
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How much is a bus ticket from Harrisburg to Allentown?

$45.09 is the average price of a bus ticket from Harrisburg to Allentown. Any tickets cheaper than $45.09 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20OctOct

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Harrisburg to Allentown is expected to range from $40 to $52. If you are looking to travel to Allentown within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $42. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $40 and can be found on October 25, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $41 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Harrisburg to Allentown in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $62 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Harrisburg to Allentown?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Harrisburg to Allentown. Fullington Trailways is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways27h 21m$45.58

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Harrisburg to Allentown during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 77 miles from Harrisburg to Allentown. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Allentown. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Harrisburg?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Harrisburg to Allentown, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Harrisburg to Allentown. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Harrisburg to Allentown; ticket prices start at $57.00.

City Information

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 Harrisburg?

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Departure stations

The Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a national historical landmark, with a portion of the station dating back to 1887. The station still serves as the city’s primary transportation hub and welcomes over half a million passengers annually. The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the departure point for Amtrak’s Keystone Service to New York City and a stop on the Pennsylvanian route from New York City to Pittsburgh. Besides train service, bus service on Jefferson Lines, Fullington Trailways, and Greyhound operates through this station. Located in downtown Harrisburg, the station is a quick walk from Capitol Park and some of the city’s top restaurants and shopping.

Where does the bus arrive in Allentown?

Arrival stations

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

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