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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Ithaca bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$33.00
Shortest Duration12h 30m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1
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Philadelphia-Ithaca Bus Schedule

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Ithaca

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $33.00 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Ithaca. Buses from Ithaca to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $33.00 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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 12 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 186 miles (299 kilometers) from Philadelphia to Ithaca. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 30 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Philadelphia to Ithaca for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 6:00am 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.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Ithaca?

There is one bus company that operates from Philadelphia to Ithaca. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound112h 30m$49.45

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 Ithaca?

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Ithaca, New York:

  • 131 E Green St

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