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Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA Bus Schedule
Bus from Philadelphia to Boston Overview
Cost & Duration
|Fastest Trip||6h 20m|
|Trips per day||7|
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the drive from Philadelphia to Boston?
Is there a train from Philly to Boston?
What is the cheapest way to get from Boston to Philadelphia?
Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Boston right now?
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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 this holiday season, click here.
How much do bus tickets from Philly to Boston cost?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $37.05 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Boston. Buses from Boston to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $37.05 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, especially for the holidays. You should book your bus at least 6 days in advance in order to save on Thanksgiving travel. By doing so, you could save $13.14 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Boston?
The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 271 miles (436 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Philadelphia?
The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there from Philly to Boston every day?
There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Boston; ticket prices start at $29.00.
What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Boston?
Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?
Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
Where does the bus arrive in Boston?
All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Boston, Massachusetts:
- South Station Bus Terminal
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