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Journey Information

There are 59 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Hartford. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Hartford usually takes around 6 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance180 mi (290 km)
Shortest duration4h 35m
Cheapest price$7.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Hartford

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Marsha

July 3, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: My Overall traveling with this company is by far more reliable than their competitor. I hope if any change in the future it must be for better not worst. After all, someone must have class. Cons: Passengers adhering to the rules of the bus more as it relates to conversations. Tips: Peter Pan is reliable.

5.0

Danielle

January 19, 2020- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Bus was on time. Very nice service

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Hartford?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Hartford cost $41.59 on average. Tickets cheaper than $41.59 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

$60$40$20JunJun

Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Hartford are expected to cost between $44 and $53 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Hartford within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $44. 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 Philadelphia to Hartford is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $45. If you're planning to take the bus from Philadelphia to Hartford during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $67. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 16 days in advance to save up to $12.61.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Hartford?

There are 3 bus lines from Philadelphia to Hartford available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 50 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines 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 US77h 32m$58.44
Greyhound66h 36m$50.59
Peter Pan Lines506h 11m$49.45
  • 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 7 trips per day from Philadelphia to Hartford, 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 6 bus trips from Philadelphia to Hartford every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 36 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Hartford usually start from $29.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Hartford from $7. There are 50 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Hartford and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Hartford. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to Hartford from 520 North Christopher Columbus and one other station. In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 7 other stations.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Hartford takes 6 hours and 11 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Hartford in 4 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 69 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Hartford.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 180 miles from Philadelphia to Hartford. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 35 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.

Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to Hartford 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Hartford, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 59 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Hartford every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Philadelphia to Hartford; ticket prices start at $34.00.

City Information

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.

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 520 North Christopher Columbus

Buses to Hartford leave from 5 stations in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • Philadelphia (Market & Filbert)

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

Where does the bus arrive in Hartford?

Hartford, CT - Union Station - HFDOUP-0

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Main arrival station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All bus stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Pearl and Ann St.

  • Pearl and Lewis St

  • State St

  • Asylum St. At Bushnell Park

  • Pearl and Trumbull St

  • 419 Asylum Street (Across Union Sta)

  • Central Row at Old State House

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