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Bus Route Overview: Philadelphia to Baltimore

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore usually takes around 2 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance90 mi (144 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$8.00
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia to Baltimore

(Based on 75 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Derrick

January 30, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I have no complaints. Cons: I have no complaints. Tips: Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Pros: I have no complaints. Cons: I have no complaints. Tips: Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

5.0

Mehri

January 24, 2023- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Speed. Cons: NA.

Pros: Speed. Cons: NA.

5.0

lamis

January 16, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Friendliness and professionalism do the driver. Cons: Wifi connection. Tips: The bus/schedule punctuality, the driver’s professionalism and friendliness and the stops were fair and short. However, the wifi on bus was a fly in the ointment😊. The wifi connection w...

Pros: Friendliness and professionalism do the driver. Cons: Wifi connection. Tips: The bus/schedule punctuality, the driver’s professionalism and friendliness and the stops were fair and short. However, the wifi on bus was a fly in the ointment😊. The wifi connection was working at the beginning of the trip, however, it stopped soon after we started out. Everything else was very good.

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5.0

Frederick

January 6, 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driver of the Peter Pan bus was on time for the departure & the arrival & he was very professional in all of his dealings with the customers/riders. Cons: Nothing could be improved....Everything was great! Tips: Book early morning departures (Before 12 Noon)....

Pros: The driver of the Peter Pan bus was on time for the departure & the arrival & he was very professional in all of his dealings with the customers/riders. Cons: Nothing could be improved....Everything was great! Tips: Book early morning departures (Before 12 Noon)....Those seem to go the smoothest.

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5.0

Halyna

December 22, 2022- Visiting friends

OurBus

The driver was really friendly and helpful

The driver was really friendly and helpful

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

The average price for a bus ticket to Baltimore is $12.75. This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore is expected to range from $12 to $26. If you are looking to travel to Baltimore within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $12. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $12 and can be found on February 1, 2023.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore in January, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $27 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. Booking in advance is the best way to find cheap bus tickets.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

There are 4 bus lines from Philadelphia to Baltimore available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US32h 46m$27.67
Greyhound42h 25m$28.96
OurBus12h 0m$17.47
Peter Pan Lines32h 0m$8.02
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 3 trips per day from Philadelphia to Baltimore, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Baltimore usually start from $20.

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $17, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 3 bus trips every day during the week and 2 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Philadelphia and Baltimore, offering bus tickets as low as $8.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Philadelphia to Baltimore a good day-trip?

A day-trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore is very doable. The fastest bus ride between the two cities takes about an hour and 10 minutes — however, with traffic, between 1.5 and 2 hours is more typical. Because there are 25 direct buses that make this trip every day, there are tons of departure times to choose from, making it easy to build an itinerary around your schedule. The last bus of the day departs Baltimore around 11:00 p.m, allowing for a full day in the Charm City.

Is there a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

Yes, there is Amtrak service between Philly and Baltimore — 68 daily trips, all of which are direct. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most options with 37 daily trips, averaging 1 hour and 16 minutes in duration. Amtrak Acela offers 22 daily routes, but the average duration is only 8 minutes faster than the Northeast Regional, and at $116, tickets average almost twice as much.

Amtrak Carolinian, Amtrak Cardinal, Amtrak Crescent, Amtrak Vermonter, Amtrak Silver Service and Amtrak Palmetto all cover this route as well, with 1-2 trips per day at various price points.

What is the best way to get from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

The best way to get from Philadelphia to Baltimore is by bus, with tickets averaging just $11. Amtrak is about 15 to 30 minutes faster than a bus ride, but train tickets start at $42 and can soar to above $100. Nonstop flights between the two cities average about 53 minutes, and so are not much faster than either bus or train, but cost at least $200 each, if not higher.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 90 miles from Philadelphia to Baltimore. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 minutes. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Philadelphia to Baltimore 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Baltimore, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 Baltimore; ticket prices start at $15.00.

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 or join a history and food tour of the Italian 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.

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

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

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert 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:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

  • NRG/AT&T Subway Station

Where does the bus arrive in Baltimore?

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Downtown Bus Station (2110 Haines St) - BALGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

The bus terminal located at 2110 Haines St is the main bus station in Baltimore. Opened in 2016, the station serves as the main stop near Downtown Baltimore for the two largest bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city – Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. The station is served by only one line of Baltimore’s transit bus network. However, a connection is also available to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County bus system. As there aren’t many food options near the Baltimore Bus Terminal, we suggest bringing your own sandwich if you think you’ll get hungry during your trip.

All bus stations in Baltimore:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

  • 400 Ponca St.

  • White Marsh Mall - Boscov's Parking Lot

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