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Philadelphia - Baltimore Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore usually takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance90 mi (144 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price$7.00
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Baltimore

(Based on 94 ratings and reviews)




March 31, 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Got there fast. Cons: The seats can go back a little more. Tips: Yes use peterpan.



January 8, 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Cons: Could hav bigger seats. Tips: How could i reach out to the lost and found, I lost my right side earbuds in the bus and would like to know if it was found or not.



November 22, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was on time to depart. Cons: You could have portable benches for seniors to seat on while waiting for bus to arrive before departure from side walk waiting area. Tips: Arrive early to get the best seating.



October 20, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Comfortable and clean,and on time. Cons: Keep staying consistent. Tips: Great.



October 14, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The promptness, the professionalism, the safe driving, No issues on the bus. Cons: Nothing as far as I am concerned. Tips: Would definitely choose Peter Pan.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore cost $18.73 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $18 to $27. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 9, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Baltimore this week, bus tickets are available starting at $20.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $19. If you're planning to take the bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore during June, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $33. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 28 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $19.83 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

There are 3 bus lines from Philadelphia to Baltimore available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 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 US31h 50m$32.60
Greyhound72h 27m$27.66
Peter Pan Lines63h 46m$15.42
  • 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 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 7 bus trips from Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 27 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Baltimore usually start from $18.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Baltimore from $7. There are 6 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Baltimore and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Baltimore. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to Baltimore from 520 North Christopher Columbus . In Baltimore, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Baltimore and one other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 3 hours and 46 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Baltimore in 1 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Baltimore.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 90 miles from Philadelphia to Baltimore. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 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.

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Baltimore, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Baltimore, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 16 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 $5.00.

City Information


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.


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: Noble St/Spring Garden 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:

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

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

  • Baltimore

  • 400 Ponca St.

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