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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Newark bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$18.00
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day6
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JulJul

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 Newark
4.8
Based on 10 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.7
Condition
4.7
Irewamiri
5.0
March 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Very fast and efficient
Muthu Rajesh
5.0
January 25, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Seat for shorter people is not comfortable for a proper head rest. Apart from that everything else was superb
Megha
5.0
December 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Low cost and high reliability
Cons
Clarity of signage at boarding site in Philadelphia and smoother boarding in general

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.8
Value
4.6
Condition
4.3
Armando
4.0
May 15, 2020Business
Pros
Driver was very helpful and patient we us!
Cons
Overall just ensuring travelers to only occupy the seat that they paid for to enable other travelers to seat.
Josh
5.0
December 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Great staff!
Fabian
5.0
October 18, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Perfect! I saved lot of money comparing to Amtrack train!!
Cons
Nothing. It is perfect.
Tips
Yes. Don't take the first option when travel. Investigate at least three. This way I found Wanderu and saved about 80 dollars.
Modjina
4.0
July 6, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
the chair was rocky - please fix

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Philadelphia to Newark?

There are 9 Amtrak lines that provide routes from Philadelphia to Newark. There are 60 trains that travel this route per day, with 56 of them direct connections to Newark. The average travel time ranges from 1 hour to 2 hours and 30 minutes. Amtrak tickets starts at $45, and the first train departs at 5:00 a.m.

What is the best way to get from Philly to Newark?

The best way to get from Philadelphia to Newark is by bus. Bus tickets average just $10, while Amtrak tickets for this same route average around $67, and nonstop flights typically cost more than $250. Traveling by train is typically the fastest option, with the shortest travel time being just 53 minutes (compared to 1 hour 30 minutes for a bus). That said, the extra half hour may not be worth paying an additional $50.

Is Philadelphia to Newark a good day-trip?

Philadelphia to Newark is a very doable day-trip. BoltBus averages 1 hour 45 minutes in travel time, and can get there in 1 hour 30 minutes if traffic is light. With the first direct bus of the day departing as early as 7:15 a.m., and the last return bus of the day departing Newark around 9:00 p.m., you can have a full day of activities in Newark before returning home.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Newark 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.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Newark?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $19.00 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Newark. Buses from Newark to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $19.00 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 11 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $5.82 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Philadelphia to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Newark 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 Newark; ticket prices start at $24.00.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Newark?

There is one bus company that operates from Philadelphia to Newark. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound63h 45m$22.39

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

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