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Philadelphia-Ithaca Bus Schedule

Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Philadelphia to Ithaca. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Ithaca usually takes around 10 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance186 mi (299 km)
Shortest duration7h 5m
Cheapest price$30.98
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Ithaca?

$30.98 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Ithaca. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to Ithaca is expected to range from $40 to $54. If you are looking to travel to Ithaca within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $40. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $40 and can be found on June 14, 2021.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $15.11 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Ithaca?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Ithaca. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US18h 10m$36.14
Greyhound111h 35m$45.42
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 1 bus trips from Philadelphia to Ithaca every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Ithaca usually start from $36.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 186 miles from Philadelphia to Ithaca. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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 Ithaca 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

There is usually only one bus per day from Philadelphia to Ithaca. It leaves the station in Philadelphia at 11:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Philadelphia to Ithaca. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Ithaca; ticket prices start at $101.00.

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. 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Departure stations

Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal is a popular bus station served by several intercity bus companies, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Peter Pan Bus Lines. Conveniently located in downtown Philly, you can walk from the bus station to the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and even Independence Hall (home of the Liberty Bell). The station is a comfortable place to begin your bus journey, with a snack bar, restrooms, and vending machines, as well as several nearby parking garages and quick bites. And if your destination is Philadelphia, the Greyhound Bus Terminal makes it easy to start your sightseeing or head to your hotel, thanks to the SEPTA subway stop half a block away.

Bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

Where does the bus arrive in Ithaca?

Arrival stations

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Ithaca.

Need a return trip from Ithaca to Philadelphia?

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