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Harrisburg - Philadelphia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from Harrisburg to Philadelphia usually takes around 2 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$41.99
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Harrisburg to Philadelphia

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Joseph

January 27, 2023- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Timely, inexpensive, met what I needed. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Mark

July 16, 2022- Visiting friends

OurBus

Wanderu is the best because it’s cheap and nice!

5.0

Laraine

August 25, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Smooth ride. Good driver!

5.0

Desiree

August 2, 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

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

5.0

Shawn

July 27, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

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

How much is a bus ticket from Harrisburg to Philadelphia?

Bus tickets for a trip from Harrisburg to Philadelphia cost $49.43 on average. Tickets cheaper than $49.43 are an excellent bargain. 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

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Bus tickets from Harrisburg to Philadelphia are expected to cost between $49 and $50 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 $49. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Harrisburg to Philadelphia is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $37. If you're planning to take the bus from Harrisburg to Philadelphia during January, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $48. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 20 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $1.73 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Harrisburg to Philadelphia?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound42h 23m$50.69
  • 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 4 bus trips from Harrisburg to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from $42.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 94 miles from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Harrisburg 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.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Harrisburg to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 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 Harrisburg to Philadelphia without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Harrisburg to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $25.00.

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.

Philadelphia

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 Harrisburg?

Main departure station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

Most buses depart from the main station in Harrisburg.

All bus stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

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

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Main arrival station: 199 Spg Gdn St

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:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

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