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Philadelphia - New Brunswick Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Philadelphia to New Brunswick. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New Brunswick usually takes around one hour and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance53 mi (85 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$15.49
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to New Brunswick?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to New Brunswick 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.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Philadelphia to New Brunswick, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $16 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

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 10 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $2.98 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to New Brunswick?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Philadelphia to New Brunswick. FlixBus US is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US11h 15m$17.00
  • 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 1 trips per day from Philadelphia to New Brunswick, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 15 minutes to cover the 53 miles from Philadelphia to New Brunswick. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to New Brunswick 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.

There is usually only one bus per day from Philadelphia to New Brunswick. It leaves the station in Philadelphia at 12:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Philadelphia to New Brunswick. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to New Brunswick; ticket prices start at $5.00.

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.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Many residents of this city commute to New York City, which is only an hour away by train. However, there is a lot to love about New Brunswick itself! With its historic buildings and quaint little shops, vibrant arts and culture scene, and plenty of dining and entertainment options, you'll find tons of activities in New Brunswick worth sticking around for.

One of the most popular neighborhoods in New Brunswick is downtown, known for its excellent restaurants and bars. Enjoy some not-so-far-off-Broadway excellence at some of New Brunswick's award-winning theaters like the State Theatre New Jersey and Crossroads Theatre Company.

If you're looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, head to the Easton Avenue neighborhood. This area is home to Rutgers University, so it's perfect for students or anyone who wants to enjoy a college town feel. There are plenty of coffee shops and bookstores here and some great places to eat like Hansel 'n Griddle and Stuff Yer Face.

The nearest airport to New Brunswick is in Newark, but you don't need to board a plane to explore the area. A short bus or train trip makes Stamford, and Trenton easy to reach. Of course, New Brunswick's location between New York City and Philadelphia means it is always easy to connect to farther destinations like Boston, Niagara Falls, or even Atlanta.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 199 Spg Gdn St

Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

Where does the bus arrive in New Brunswick?

Main arrival station: 24 French Street (opp Train Station)

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in New Brunswick.

All bus stations in New Brunswick:

  • 24 French Street (opp Train Station)

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