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Philadelphia - Atlantic City Bus Schedule

Bus
Greyhound
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
11:05 AM
PhiladelphiaNoble St/Spring Garden St.
12:30 PM
Atlantic CityTropicana Transportation Center
from $15.99
Bus
Greyhound
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
11:05 AM
PhiladelphiaNoble St/Spring Garden St.
12:40 PM
Atlantic City1133 Boardwalk
from $15.99
Bus
Greyhound
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
11:05 AM
PhiladelphiaNoble St/Spring Garden St.
12:20 PM
Atlantic CityCaesars Bus Terminal
from $15.99

Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Atlantic City usually takes around one hour and 56 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance57 mi (91 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$13.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Atlantic City

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Martha

August 5, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: I enjoyed riding on the the train it’s better than the bus. Cons: Wish there was outlets to plug in your electrical things.

5.0

Teeya

July 23, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing.

4.0

Pamela

April 5, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The convenience… Cons: Update inside train and more buses to casinos. Tips: If you want stress free, don’t drive.

4.0

RITA

February 20, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Great price but had to get reimbursed for tickets by Amtrak. NJ transit cannot accept e tickets had to purchase ticket at AC for return trip. Cons: Figure out away e tickets can be used on NJ transit rail.

4.0

Jill

February 18, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Easy to purchase tickets on line. Cons: We should be told that the e-tickets would not be accepted on the train ,they have to be exchanged for boarding cards at station but luckily the conductor onboard let us use them but warned us we could not use them on way back so had to purchase again at station. Tips: Double check the e-tickets are accepted on board or you will pay twice.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Atlantic City?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Atlantic City cost $15.99 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

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Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Atlantic City are expected to cost between $14 and $25 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Atlantic City within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $16. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $12 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

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 24 days in advance to save $7.36 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Atlantic City?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Atlantic City 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 US210h 25m$74.94
Greyhound31h 25m$17.38
  • 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 2 trips per day from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, 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 Atlantic City every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlantic City usually start from $14.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 56 minutes to cover the 57 miles from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Atlantic City. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Atlantic City 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.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Atlantic City; ticket prices start at $10.75.

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.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a resort town located on the southeastern coast of New Jersey famous for its iconic boardwalk and numerous high-rise hotels and casinos. Dating all the way back to the 1800s, Atlantic City has established itself as one of the most popular gambling destinations on the East Coast of the United States.

Similar to Las Vegas, Atlantic City offers a rich variety of entertainment in addition to its many gambling houses ranging from sporting events to live performances by in-demand comedy and music acts. Many of the hotels in the area also offer first-class spa treatments and premium services for large parties of guests. As a result, Atlantic City has become a very popular destination for bachelor parties and bachelorette groups.

With its own airport and bus & train terminal, Atlantic City is easily accessible both by ground and air transportation, making it a breeze to plan a fun weekend with your friends.

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.

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

Where does the bus arrive in Atlantic City?

Main arrival station: Caesars Bus Terminal

Buses arrive in Atlantic City at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Atlantic City:

  • Caesars Bus Terminal

  • Tropicana Transportation Center

  • 1133 Boardwalk

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