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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Atlantic City bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration2h 26m
Trips per day4
Bus lines2
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Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Atlantic City

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to Atlantic City
4.2
Based on 5 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
2.3
Value
3.3
Condition
4.0
Cynthia
4.0
August 3, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I din't have to drive. I had a chance sit back and relax, take a nap.
Theo
3.0
August 3, 2019
Pros
Air conditioner
Cons
Interaction with staff ! Departure time

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Atlantic City 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

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 much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Atlantic City?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $13.33 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. Buses from Atlantic City to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $13.33 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $10.46 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 57 miles (91 kilometers) from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 26 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus 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, 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. 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 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.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Atlantic City?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 bus trips per day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway32h 36m$10.75
Greyhound46h 30m$40.94

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Buses to Atlantic City leave from multiple locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where does the bus arrive in Atlantic City?

Buses arrive in Atlantic City at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Atlantic City, New Jersey:

  • 1901 Atlantic Ave
  • 1901 Atlantic Ave
  • Ballys

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