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Philadelphia - Allentown Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Allentown. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Allentown usually takes around one hour and 55 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance48 mi (78 km)
Shortest duration1h 10m
Cheapest price$13.99
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Allentown

(Based on 48 ratings and reviews)




November 3, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: I love using wanderu and Martz trailway bus line. Always gives Mr the fastest cheapest options and the bus is 100xs better than greyhound. Cons: Not depart during rush hour.



October 6, 2023- Visiting friends

Fullington Trailways

Pros: Nice bus, easy transportation. Cons: Ticket was not on the list even though I purchased it very far ahead of time.



September 24, 2023- Business


Pros: It’s a very comfortable and relaxing trip when traveling for work. Cons: N/a. Tips: N/a.



September 22, 2023- Business


Pros: Easy simple inexpensive. Cons: N/a. Tips: N/a.



September 18, 2023- Visiting friends


Pros: On time.. comfortable. Friendly and helpful driver. Cons: Internet access and power plug. Tips: Nope.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Allentown?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Allentown cost $26.76 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


Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Allentown are expected to cost between $27 and $28 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Allentown within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $27. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Philadelphia to Allentown is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $22. If you're planning to take the bus from Philadelphia to Allentown during March, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $31. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 16 days in advance to save $1.17 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Allentown?

There are 6 bus lines from Philadelphia to Allentown available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Greyhound offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway11h 11m$24.00
FlixBus US11h 45m$31.00
Fullington Trailways11h 45m$31.00
Greyhound22h 5m$24.67
Martz11h 10m$20.00
OurBus11h 55m$31.00
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Philadelphia to Allentown start at $24. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 1 trips per day from Philadelphia to Allentown, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • 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 2 bus trips from Philadelphia to Allentown every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Allentown usually start from $14.

  • Book Martz from Philadelphia to Allentown from $20. Typically there is one Martz schedule per day from Philadelphia to Allentown and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Allentown. In Philadelphia, Martz departs to Allentown from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St . In Allentown, Martz arrives at Allentown LANTA .

    An average trip on Martz from Philadelphia to Allentown takes 1 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Martz offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Allentown.

  • 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 $31, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Allentown if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cheapest bus from Philadelphia to Allentown is usually provided by OurBus. OurBus tickets for this trip tend to cost around $17. However, alternate bus options are also reasonable: Tickets for Fullington Traillways and Amtrak Thruway buses typically cost about $23 and $20, respectively.
The fastest bus from Philadelphia to Allentown is provided by OurBus. The typical OurBus trip takes just 1 hour 20 minutes. There is only 1 OurBus trip per day on this route, however, so make sure to book ahead.
No, there is no train from Philadelphia to Allentown, PA. Your best alternative is to take a bus. Bus tickets for this trip start at just $17, and the trip will take as little as 1 hour 20 minutes.

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The bus takes an average of one hour and 55 minutes to cover the 48 miles from Philadelphia to Allentown. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 10 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.

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

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Allentown, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Allentown every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Philadelphia to Allentown without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Allentown; ticket prices start at $31.00.

City Information


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.


Allentown, aka the Queen City, holds historical significance in Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell is the biggest attraction in town, with travelers coming from across the country to see the famous bell patriots successfully hid during the American Revolution. If you're in tune with art or monumental buildings, the city's museum has over 17,000 works of art that hold the history of the people that lived there.

On a more adventurous note, there is the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, known best for Karting, where you can get your fix at over 40 miles an hour on the quarter-mile track. It has a league of racers that are devoted to becoming the top Karters in the city. Get behind the wheel to give them some competition- or sit back with a drink to watch the races. Looking for a nightlife experience? There are plenty of nightclubs, lounges, and restaurants to keep the party going after dark.

Allentown has a variety of bus companies providing intercity transport, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Martz. Amtrak also provides service from major cities like New Orleans, Newark, and Dallas. Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) station is about 4 miles out from the city, which makes it easy to catch a quick bus or train anywhere.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: Drexel Overpass - 30th St. & JFK Blvd

Buses to Allentown leave from 4 stations in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Drexel Overpass - 30th St. & JFK Blvd

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 100 Spg Gdn St

  • JFK Blvd & N 30th St

Where does the bus arrive in Allentown?

Main arrival station: Allentown Bus Stop

Buses arrive in Allentown at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Allentown:

  • Allentown Bus Stop

  • Allentown LANTA

  • Allentown Transportation Center

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