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Philadelphia to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration6h 0m
Trips per day23
bus carriers4
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Overall score for Philadelphia to Boston
4.7
Based on 21 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.7
Matiniah
5.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The fact that I slept probably the whole way through
Cons
Honestly, nothing comes to mind
Tips
Bring a neck pillow and minimize your luggage. Instead of a suitcase bring a backpack.
Sandra
5.0
November 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus was clean, we stopped for food, I was comfortable in my seat.
Cons
This trip was great I don't think I have any things to suggest for improvement
Tips
Dress comfortable bring snack and water Bring a blanket
Thach
5.0
October 19, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Pleasant road trip experience enjoying scenic views along the ride.
Cons
Electrical outlets on left side of bus were broke.
Tips
Relax and enjoy. The ride will be better than expected.

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.1
Value
3.9
Condition
4.6
John
5.0
January 17, 2020Business
Pros
The trip was comfortable, and I slept well.
Cons
The driver could have been more careful when handling my luggage, because I noticed that one of the wheels snapped off after I arrived in Boston.
Charlotte
5.0
August 30, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus driver was so great. Very helpful and let us know at every stop that we could get off and what time we needed to be back.
Tips
Bring a pillow and sleep on the bus.
Pierre
5.0
August 14, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The trip was wonderful. The trip arrived ahead of time.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
2.0
Value
2.0
Condition
3.0

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 88 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.6
Value
3.8
Condition
4.3
Nancy
5.0
December 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Despite very very heavy traffic, driver was especially careful & patient
Christopher
5.0
November 5, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Wifi did not really work. Other than that everything was excellent.
Rafaela
5.0
September 29, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Good
Nancy
4.0
September 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Loved the direct non-stop trip! The courtesy stop was just right
Cons
The trip was 6 hours! I believe the trip could have been made safely in 5 1/2 hours!
Tips
Not yet
Ufuoma
4.0
September 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver was courteous and professional.
Cons
Seats could be more spacious
Tips
Overall great experience, professional service.

How long is the drive from Philadelphia to Boston?

The drive from Philadelphia to Boston covers about 308 miles (496 kilometers). It takes around 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes to drive that distance, depending on factors like traffic and weather conditions. Buses take as little as 6 hours to drive from Philadelphia to Boston, if they’re traveling direct without any extra stops.

Is there a train from Philly to Boston?

Yes, there is a train from Philly to Boston. However, you may prefer to take the bus. Most trains from Philly to Boston take between 5 hours and 6 hours 30 minutes, and usually cost around $140. A bus, on the other hand, usually costs around $22 per ticket, and takes between 6 and 8 hours.

What is the cheapest way to get from Boston to Philadelphia?

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Philadelphia is to take the bus. Bus tickets typically cost around $22, whereas train tickets start at $77 (but average closer to $140), and direct flights start at more than $100.

How much does a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Boston cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Philadelphia to Boston were $26.10.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Philadelphia to Boston is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 27 days out, tickets are on average $8.16 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Boston?

The distance between Philadelphia and Boston is approximately 270.84 miles, or 435.77 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 7 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Boston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Philadelphia to Boston by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Boston?

On average there are 23 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Philadelphia to Boston, with an average of 13 trips per day and 276 monthly trips. 4 bus carriers serve the route from Philadelphia to Boston. Of the 23 trips there are 4 trips that are direct connections to Boston.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston start at $77.00.

4 carriers offer Philadelphia to Boston bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Philadelphia to Boston from $1.00. Typically there is one BoltBus schedule per day from Philadelphia to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $25.72 for a BoltBus ticket to Boston. In Philadelphia, BoltBus departs to Boston from 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd, In Boston, BoltBus arrives at South Station Bus Terminal,

An average trip on BoltBus from Philadelphia to Boston takes 6 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Boston in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $26.27 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 38m
Avg. Price
$25.72

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Philadelphia to Boston from $21.00. There are 13 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Philadelphia to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $27.86 for a Greyhound ticket to Boston. In Philadelphia, Greyhound departs to Boston from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St, In Boston, Greyhound arrives at South Station Bus Terminal,

An average trip on Greyhound from Philadelphia to Boston takes 7 hours and 44 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Boston in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 16 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $31.22 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 44m
Avg. Price
$27.86

Megabus

Book Megabus from Philadelphia to Boston from $4.99. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Philadelphia to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $32.30 for a Megabus ticket to Boston. In Philadelphia, Megabus departs to Boston from 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd, In Boston, Megabus arrives at South Station Bus Terminal,

An average trip on Megabus from Philadelphia to Boston takes 7 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Boston in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $40.21 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 0m
Avg. Price
$32.30

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Boston from $25.50. There are 7 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $33.52 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Boston. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to Boston from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St, In Boston, Peter Pan Lines arrives at South Station Bus Terminal,

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Boston takes 7 hours and 14 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Boston in 6 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $35.03 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 14m
Avg. Price
$33.52
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Boston will depart from these stations in Philadelphia:
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd
Buses from Philadelphia arrive in Boston at one main station:
  • South Station Bus Terminal