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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Atlantic City usually takes around one hour and 35 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance57 mi (91 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$10.75
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia, PA to Atlantic City, NJ

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.2

4.0

Cynthia

August 3, 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

I din't have to drive. I had a chance sit back and relax, take a nap.

I din't have to drive. I had a chance sit back and relax, take a nap.

3.0

Theo

August 3, 2019 -

Greyhound

Pros: Air conditioner. Cons: Interaction with staff ! Departure time.

Pros: Air conditioner. Cons: Interaction with staff ! Departure time.

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Atlantic City

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5JulAug

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Atlantic City?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. Of these two carriers, Amtrak Thruway usually offers more choice, with 11 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway111h 36m$10.75
OurBus31h 40m$16.49
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Philadelphia to Atlantic City start at $11. On average, there are 11 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $12, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Atlantic City if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Atlantic City during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Does the bus take you directly from Philadelphia to Atlantic City?

While there are buses that take you straight to Atlantic City, certain trips are operated by train for part of the way.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 35 minutes to cover the 57 miles from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 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.

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

Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to Atlantic City 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Atlantic City 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 New Jersey without transferring.

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. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up 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?

Departure stations

Philadelphia has two bus stations with service to Atlantic City.

Bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Broad St - NRG Station

Where does the bus arrive in Atlantic City?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Atlantic City at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Atlantic City:

  • Resorts Casino Transportation Center

  • Caesars Casino - Bus Terminal Gate

  • Showboat Atlantic City Hotel

Need a return trip from Atlantic City to Philadelphia?

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