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Journey Information

There are 57 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to New York. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York usually takes around one hour and 58 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 24 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Shortest duration1h 24m
Cheapest price$5.00
Trips per day56
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia to New York

(Based on 429 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Michael

September 17, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The bus was on time unlike the last Greyhound trip I booked. Cons: Wi-Fi was weak, hardly worked for me. Tips: Wi-Fi is not dependable…. But for the money if the bus shows up and is on time, it is a good deal.

Pros: The bus was on time unlike the last Greyhound trip I booked. Cons: Wi-Fi was weak, hardly worked for me. Tips: Wi-Fi is not dependable…. But for the money if the bus shows up and is on time, it is a good deal.

5.0

David

September 16, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Comfortable seating. Cons: N/A. Tips: Factor in that the bus may be late when arriving at destination.

Pros: Comfortable seating. Cons: N/A. Tips: Factor in that the bus may be late when arriving at destination.

4.0

Michael G

September 16, 2022

OurBus

Pros: The driver handled the bus well. Cons: Charging port outlets. Air conditioning was not operating, so the air was not being refreshed. In the day of COVID, that is a definite negative. Perhaps the driver forgot to turn it on. Also there was no toilet paper in the ...

Pros: The driver handled the bus well. Cons: Charging port outlets. Air conditioning was not operating, so the air was not being refreshed. In the day of COVID, that is a definite negative. Perhaps the driver forgot to turn it on. Also there was no toilet paper in the restroom and hand sanitizer was provided, but no towels, sp personal hygene was iffy. Tips: There are charging ports for ac plug in, but no USB port. The charging port conduit is directly over the arm rest, so it is not super comfortable in the window seat. If you rest your arm on the arm rest, the conduit presses up against your arm, making the arm rest unusable. It seems the charging stations were an afterthought/add-on to the interior. You might want to bring your own toilet paper.

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5.0

Jubaira

September 16, 2022- Vacation

OurBus

Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff, safe and sound trip without any trouble. Thank you. Cons: Location of drops in Philly and NY. Tips: Be on time.

Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff, safe and sound trip without any trouble. Thank you. Cons: Location of drops in Philly and NY. Tips: Be on time.

4.0

Joan

September 15, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I didn't have to do the driving to New York. Cons: I wish buses could be on time, and wish that if seniors are allowed to have priority boarding, it would have been made clearer.

Pros: I didn't have to do the driving to New York. Cons: I wish buses could be on time, and wish that if seniors are allowed to have priority boarding, it would have been made clearer.

Philadelphia to New York Route Map

Philadelphia New York

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

Typically $15.32 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to New York. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to New York is expected to range from $14 to $20. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $14. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $14 and can be found on September 28, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Philadelphia to New York by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $18 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $5.33 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to New York?

There are 6 bus lines from Philadelphia to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 15 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US152h 2m$19.67
Greyhound142h 15m$22.92
OurBus111h 47m$9.67
PandaNY Bus32h 7m$20.00
Peter Pan Lines91h 50m$15.86
Wanda Coach52h 0m$18.00
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 15 trips per day from Philadelphia to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 14 bus trips from Philadelphia to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $16.

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 $5, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Philadelphia to New York, with prices starting from $20.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 9 bus trips every day during the week and 10 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Philadelphia and New York, offering bus tickets as low as $9.
  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $18 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Philadelphia and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest bus from Philadelphia to NYC?

If you’re the first person to buy a Megabus ticket for a particular trip, you can find a bus ticket from Philadelphia to NYC for just $1. Otherwise, the average price for a bus ticket from Philly to NYC is around $8.

What is the best way to get from Philly to New York?

The best way to get from Philly to New York is by bus. Bus tickets generally cost just $9, and the trips take as little as 1 hour and 49 minutes. Trains from Philly to New York typically cost around $71 and still take at least 1 hour and 10 minutes, although most trips take longer. Flights are significantly more expensive, and take longer than both trains and buses when accounting for time to get through security.

Can you take a day-trip from Philadelphia to NYC?

Yes, a day-trip from Philadelphia to NYC is very doable. Buses take as little as 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach NYC from Philly, and bus trips in the opposite direction can be even faster. With over 100 trips going in each direction every day, you’ll have plenty of time to explore NYC and catch a bus back to Philly. The last bus of the day departs New York City at 11:00 p.m.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to New York 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Philadelphia to New York?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 58 minutes to cover the 81 miles from Philadelphia to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 24 minutes. 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.

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

Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to New York 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve New York each day?

There are 57 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 56 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 New York; ticket prices start at $19.00.

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 or join a history and food tour of the Italian 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 York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

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.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

  • 55-57 N 11th St

  • Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot

  • Independence Travel Center

  • Fashion District

  • NRG/AT&T Subway Station

  • 2329 Cottman Ave

  • 722 Adams Ave

  • Filbert St Tour Bus Loading Zone

  • Philadelphia Mills - RED Lot

  • 3050 JFK Boulevard (NW Corner)

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • 87 Division Street

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 127 East Broadway

  • Flushing - 135-20 39th Ave

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station, Level 3, Slip 5

  • GW Bridge Bus Station, Level 3, Slip 5

  • Hudson Yards

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