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Philadelphia - Winston-Salem Bus Schedule

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Other ways to get from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem usually takes around 15 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance384 mi (617 km)
Shortest duration12h 20m
Cheapest price$45.47
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Edna

April 14, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: arrive destination before nightfall. only one stop. With few exceptions, personell drivers professional and considerate esp. under covid conditions, crowding, heavy traffic. Cons: Need better scheduling for connections & more express buses. Cramped seats, little leg room. Too many stops. Bus stations are uncomfortable, tv blaring, food/coffee unavailable much of wait time. Tips: you dont really have to arrive bus station an hour before departure since you cant line up til last minute.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem cost $63.24 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

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Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem are expected to cost between $62 and $150 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Winston-Salem within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $63. 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 Winston-Salem are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $74. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $111, 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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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 $132.87 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US515h 28m$150.95
Greyhound315h 38m$87.86
  • 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 5 trips per day from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem, 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 Winston-Salem every day, with the average journey taking around 15 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Winston-Salem usually start from $45.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 384 miles from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 20 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.

Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem 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, 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.

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 Winston-Salem, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Winston-Salem; ticket prices start at $101.00.

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 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.

Winston-Salem

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Ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States, Winston-Salem resulted from the merging of two separate towns in 1913.

The city's oldest and most visually arresting areas are found in what was once simply Salem, a town with a history going back to 1753. You can admire many of the original Moravian-style buildings at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and in the historic districts of West End and Ardmore.

Downtown also has some notable structures, including 100 North Main Street – the tallest office building in the region.

Meanwhile, the main strip when it comes to nightlife is Fourth Street, where bars and restaurants see a steady stream of patrons until long after dark. The presence of no less than six higher education institutions in the city ensures the scene remains fresh and vibrant.

Winston-Salem can be reached from over 175 other U.S. cities. Daily buses depart and arrive from the city's three bus terminals throughout the day, with destinations that include Raleigh, Richmond, and New York City. In addition, Amtrak operates passenger train services via the station at High Point. Its three lines span the region from New York to New Orleans.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

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Main departure station: 199 Spg Gdn 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:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

Where does the bus arrive in Winston-Salem?

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Main arrival station: Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

The Winston-Salem Transportation Center is on the corner of 5th Street & Trade Street, smack in the middle of the city. It's also commonly called the Greyhound bus station, since the carrier provides a lot of service across North Carolina and its neighboring states. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area, like Butcher & Bull Steakhouse, Downtown Thai & Pho, and Downtown Deli and Cafe, if you want to fill up before your trip. Or, if you want to stretch your legs, Bailey's Park is only a few blocks away and frequently has live music and events.

All bus stations in Winston-Salem:

  • Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

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