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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Baltimore bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$6.00
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day4
Bus lines2

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

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, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $13.73 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Buses from Baltimore to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $13.73 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 14 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $13.31 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 90 miles (144 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am 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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Pennsylvania to Maryland without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Baltimore; ticket prices start at $21.00.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Baltimore, Maryland. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound42h 30m$29.11
Peter Pan Lines21h 51m$7.98

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 Baltimore?

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Baltimore, Maryland:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Baltimore

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JanFeb

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD

(Based on 23 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Beverly

April 6, 2020 - Business

Greyhound

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Book your ticket early. Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Book your ticket early.

5.0

Gilberto

March 6, 2020 - Business

Peter Pan Lines

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. 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.

5.0

Beverly

February 29, 2020 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The prices an convenience. Cons: Nothing. Pros: The prices an convenience. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Samaiyah

February 29, 2020 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

The driver . Power outlets but not reaching over the person next to me The driver . Power outlets but not reaching over the person next to me

4.0

Zale

January 17, 2020 - Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: The bus driver was really nice and gave everyone a bottle of water! No Wifi. Cons: WiFi. Tips: No Wifi. Pros: The bus driver was really nice and gave everyone a bottle of water! No Wifi. Cons: WiFi. Tips: No Wifi.

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