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Philadelphia - Silver Spring Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Silver Spring. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Silver Spring usually takes around 5 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance119 mi (192 km)
Shortest duration2h 50m
Cheapest price$7.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Silver Spring

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Lorena

December 9, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: In my ticket never mentioned that the bus was gonna stop at Baltimore and then we have to change to another bus, so that was annoying. Cons: If the bus has stop, let the users know before the trip.

5.0

Lori

November 2, 2023- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driver is courteous professional friendly yet controlled outbursts on the bus very well. Cons: The outlets didn't work. Tips: Take Peter pan they're always on time.

5.0

kiitan

October 28, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I got there safely. Cons: More comfortable seats.

5.0

Charlotte

June 23, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Although my bus was late due to traffic, driver communicated with the connecting bus to let him know we were almost there. Dennis Green is awesome!!! Cons: The bus stations could be cleaner.

5.0

Golshid

June 18, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

The bus is always too cold to stand and the bus driver didn’t pay attention to our needs.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Silver Spring?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Silver Spring cost $25.63 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this 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

$45$30$15MayMay

Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Silver Spring are expected to cost between $25 and $44 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Silver Spring within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $28. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Silver Spring are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $29. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $50, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 29 days in advance to save $24.81 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Silver Spring?

There are 3 bus lines from Philadelphia to Silver Spring available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US45h 45m$43.42
Greyhound34h 28m$39.72
Peter Pan Lines45h 4m$9.13
  • 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 4 trips per day from Philadelphia to Silver Spring, 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 3 bus trips from Philadelphia to Silver Spring every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 28 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Silver Spring usually start from $24.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Silver Spring from $7. There are 4 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Silver Spring and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Silver Spring. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to Silver Spring from 520 North Christopher Columbus . In Silver Spring, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Silver Spring Transit Center .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Silver Spring takes 5 hours and 4 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Silver Spring in 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Silver Spring.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 119 miles from Philadelphia to Silver Spring. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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 Silver Spring 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Silver Spring, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Silver Spring every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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 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.

Silver Spring

Silver Spring, MD

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Silver Spring is a small town that allows you to unwind and enjoy a simple holiday away from the large cities. It is blessed with amazing green areas and parks, of which the Wheaton Regional Park offers a wonderful playground for children. If you are into culturally-inclined activities, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, which is a restored 1930s-era theatre, will provide a memorable experience. As you stroll around town, don’t forget to visit Washington D.C. Northern Boundary Stone, which is one of the oldest federal monuments.

For eats, Abol Ethiopian offers a unique Ethiopian twist for your dinner. If you wish to enjoy fresh seafood, check out Crisfield Seafood.

The busiest bus station in Silver Spring is the bus terminal at 8100 Fenton St, which welcomes buses operated by Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. There are no Amtrak trains that serve Silver Spring. Also, the city does not have its own dedicated airport but its close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore make it easy to fly in and out of either the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 199 Spg Gdn St

Buses to Silver Spring leave from 3 stations in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

Where does the bus arrive in Silver Spring?

Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St  - SVSGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

The Bus Terminal at 8100 Fenton St in Silver Springs is a hub of intercity bus transportation for Greyhound. The station building is not huge, but it does have restrooms and vending machines inside, along with a counter to speak with Greyhound customer service staff. The station is conveniently located in the downtown area, surrounded by restaurants and convenience stores. Popular destinations from this station include New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.

All bus stations in Silver Spring:

  • Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

  • Silver Spring Transit Center

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