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Journey Information

There are 35 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Newark. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Newark usually takes around 2 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance75 mi (121 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$7.00
Trips per day31
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Newark

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Marie

February 12, 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

The driver was friendly

5.0

Giovannie

July 24, 2022- Business

Greyhound

Pros: Very comfortable and easy to relax. Cons: Everything had me satisfied.

5.0

Pascale

March 6, 2022

Greyhound

Pros: Seat belts, Punctuality, Smooth ride, Professionalism of bus driver who announced his stops loud and clear allowing customers to have a stress free ride. Cons: Organization: 10 minutes before scheduled bus departure the screen still displayed "see Agent" for gate information. Customer Service: Went to see Agent, she said "wait for announcement" . As a courtesy to customers who arrived early to line up and secure a good seat, Agent could do better than that. Cleanliness: This bus station did not look very clean. Waiting room appearance: the iron seats have to go. Food and snacks: Soda machines could be replaced with healthy snacks. Overall this place needs a Starbucks, a Philly gift shop, a Philly cheese counter, and attractive restrooms for customers and tourists.

5.0

Kemberly

August 26, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

The trip was super quick and smooth

5.0

marion

August 15, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Bus was clean and not overcrowded

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Newark?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Newark cost $20.51 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this 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

$75$50$25MayMay

If you're planning to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Newark in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $15 to $71. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 14, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Newark this week, bus tickets are available starting at $15.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Philadelphia to Newark is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $18. If you're planning to take the bus from Philadelphia to Newark during December, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $23. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

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 save money on bus tickets and ensure availability, it's always best to book in advance.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Newark?

There are 4 bus lines from Philadelphia to Newark available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 30 daily trips, OurBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US61h 44m$20.34
Greyhound61h 49m$18.51
OurBus302h 56m$92.87
Peter Pan Lines72h 35m$8.32
  • 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 6 trips per day from Philadelphia to Newark, 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 6 bus trips from Philadelphia to Newark every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 49 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Newark usually start from $10.

  • 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 $25, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Newark if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Newark from $7. There are 7 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Newark and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Newark. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to Newark from 520 North Christopher Columbus . In Newark, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Penn Central Railroad Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Newark takes 2 hours and 35 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Newark in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Newark.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 75 miles from Philadelphia to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Newark at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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 Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 35 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 31 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 $7.00.

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.

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 520 North Christopher Columbus

Buses to Newark leave from 6 stations in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 520 North Christopher Columbus

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot

  • Philadelphia International Airport - Terminal A (Van)

  • Fashion District - Mall @ 9th St Btwn. Market & Filbert St (Van)

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

Main arrival station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

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

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

  • Newark Airport - Terminal B Departure (Van)

  • Newark Liberty Airport Terminals

  • Penn Central Railroad Station

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