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Journey Information

Harrisburg to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$40.00
Shortest Duration2h 25m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg to Philadelphia?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $40.33 was the low point for bus fares from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. Buses from Philadelphia to Harrisburg are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $40.33 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 7 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.67 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 94 miles (151 kilometers) from Harrisburg, PA to Philadelphia, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 25 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Harrisburg 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Harrisburg?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Harrisburg to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Harrisburg 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 Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Harrisburg to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $26.00.

What bus companies travel from Harrisburg to Philadelphia?

There is one bus company that operates from Harrisburg 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
Greyhound32h 31m$44.02

Where does the bus leave from in Harrisburg?

Most buses depart from the main station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Harrisburg Transp Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Price trends for buses from Harrisburg to Philadelphia

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Harrisburg, PA to Philadelphia, PA

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




August 2, 2019 - Visiting friends


Being able to relax on the bus and not drive my own vehicle .Being able to relax on the bus and not drive my own vehicle .



July 27, 2019 - Solo travel


Pros: Timing. Cons: Smell. Tips: Arrive on time. Pros: Timing. Cons: Smell. Tips: Arrive on time.



July 7, 2019 - Vacation


Pros: The fact that the bus arrived on time. Cons: There has to be something to put your feet on . Pros: The fact that the bus arrived on time. Cons: There has to be something to put your feet on .

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