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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Baltimore bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 15m
Trips per day13
Bus lines4
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Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Baltimore

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10MayJun

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to Baltimore
4.7
Based on 23 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
5.0
Condition
4.0
Emy
4.0
August 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was short, on time.
Cons
Clean the bus before the trip
Tips
None
Manohar
5.0
May 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very impressed with the service.
Cons
Please continue to do the good work.

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 86 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.5
Value
4.3
Condition
4.7
Beverly
5.0
April 6, 2020Business
Pros
Everything
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Book your ticket early
Beverly
5.0
February 29, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The prices an convenience
Cons
Nothing
Richard
5.0
October 29, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Cost
Cons
Not much for the price
Tips
No
Joshua
5.0
November 16, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was very reasonably priced and user friendly
Cons
No complaints at this time
Tips
DOWNLOAD WANDERU
Shaniele
5.0
September 18, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Getting to my destination.
Cons
Nothing. It was perfect
Tips
Embrace one another ✨

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
5.0
Value
5.0
Dean
5.0
August 31, 2019
Pros
We left on time and arrived a couple minutes early. No muss, no fuss travel. Great deal.

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 71 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.4
Staff
4.1
Value
4.1
Condition
4.6
Gilberto
5.0
March 6, 2020Business
Pros
all over was great
Cons
I like to travel with Peter pan buses I recommend to everyone
Tips
just be respect between us keep silent
Samaiyah
5.0
February 29, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The driver . Power outlets but not reaching over the person next to me
Beverly
5.0
December 31, 2019Vacation
Pros
Peter Pan service is always great and get mi there an home on time
Cons
The phone charging outlets did not work on the bus none at all
Brenton
5.0
October 12, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Smooth ride feel asleep 😆
Peter
3.0
July 5, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I enjoyed having two seats to myself due to the lack of crowd
Cons
The fact that it took 30 minutes to switch drivers was ridiculous. We stopped at a rest plaza 30 minutes outside of the Baltimore stop, waited 30 minutes to switch bus drivers, then went to Baltimore. We could've made it to the Baltimore station in the time we spent wai...More

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.3
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Zale
4.0
January 17, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The bus driver was really nice and gave everyone a bottle of water! No Wifi
Cons
WiFi
Tips
No Wifi
Sakiya
5.0
August 2, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
very pleased with this trip!
Michelle
5.0
July 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Directions to bus stops were clear Bus was clean and timely
Cons
Bus was very crowded so felt cramped

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.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $11.83 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Buses from Baltimore to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $11.83 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $8.21 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 54 minutes to cover the 90 miles (144 kilometers) from Philadelphia to Baltimore. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 15 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Baltimore at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. 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 13 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 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 $41.00.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

There are 4 bus lines from Philadelphia to Baltimore. With 10 daily trips, Megabus 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
Greyhound32h 44m$20.25
Megabus101h 48m$14.00
OurBus21h 26m$5.00
Peter Pan Lines21h 54m$6.00

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Buses to Baltimore leave from multiple locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • In front of 3802 Ludlow St
  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

Where does the bus arrive in Baltimore?

Buses arrive in Baltimore at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Baltimore, Maryland:

  • White Marsh Mall (JC Penney Outer Parking Lot)
  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St
  • White Marsh Park & Ride - 8476 Honeygo Blvd
  • White Marsh Mall - Boscov's Parking Lot

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