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Philadelphia - Dover Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Dover. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Dover usually takes around one hour and 20 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance58 mi (94 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$20.49
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Dover?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Dover cost $20.49 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.

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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 11 days in advance to save up to $14.27.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Dover?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Philadelphia to Dover. FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US21h 21m$28.88
  • 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 Philadelphia to Dover, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 20 minutes to cover the 58 miles from Philadelphia to Dover. 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 Philadelphia to Dover 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Dover, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Philadelphia to Dover. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Dover; ticket prices start at $49.00.

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.

Dover

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As the capital of Delaware, Dover offers a plethora of landmarks and attractions to keep tourists engaged! Tourists interested in the city's heritage (and American history in general) should check out the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, which showcases artifacts and items of great cultural significance to the state's agricultural history. You could also visit the John Dickinson Plantation to learn more about one of the original founding fathers of the U.S. For some outdoor activities, check out the local Amish community, where you can meet locals and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Dover features an eclectic food scene with plenty of different choices for different tastes. Vincenzo's Pizzeria & Gelato is a popular spot with delicious Italian dishes and fantastic house wines to pair with them. If you are interested in beers, Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company will be a great choice!

Dover is a stop along several bus and train routes, with service offered by Amtrak, Greyhound, SprinterBus, and OurBus. Air travelers usually fly into the airport in nearby Wilmington or make plans to take a bus from the airport in either Philadelphia or Baltimore to Dover.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 199 Spg Gdn St

Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

Where does the bus arrive in Dover?

Main arrival station: 7-Eleven Parking Lot - 654 N Dupont Hwy

Greyhound buses to Dover stop at the 7-Eleven off Dupont Highway and near Silver Lake. Since this is a curbside stop, there is no separate station building. However, you can wait for your bus inside the 7-Eleven, and pick up a few snacks for the ride, too. If you arrive in Dover via buses, this drop-off location is just steps away from a handful of hotels and restaurants along both sides of Dupont Highway.

All bus stations in Dover:

  • 7-Eleven Parking Lot - 654 N Dupont Hwy

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