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Philadelphia to Allentown bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration1h 15m
Trips per day3
bus carriers3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to Allentown
4.7
Based on 15 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

Based on 14 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 70 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.6
Value
4.0
Condition
4.7
Antoine
4.0
February 22, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
I seen my lil woman
Cons
bus did have transmission problems but the bus driver fixed it in like 10 minutes
Tips
nope
Patricia
5.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
There was a passenger having a loud conversation and the driver had to inform him twice. He was very professional and the passenger complied quietly.
Kiara
5.0
November 29, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was punctual
Cons
Be more kind
Walter
5.0
November 10, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Convenient connections with Amtrak.
Martha
5.0
October 22, 2019Visiting family
Pros
GOOD AND DEFINITELY TRAVEL AGAIN
Cons
Costelmel service bus terminal

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest bus from Philadelphia to Allentown?

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.

What is the fastest bus from Philadelphia to Allentown?

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.

Is there a train from Philadelphia to Allentown?

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Allentown cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Philadelphia to Allentown were $17.00.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Philadelphia to Allentown is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 16 days out, tickets are on average $5.02 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Allentown?

The distance between Philadelphia and Allentown is approximately 48.47 miles, or 77.99 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 1 hour and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Allentown?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Philadelphia to Allentown by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Friday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Allentown?

On average there are 3 scheduled bus trips per day. Fullington Trailways has the most regularly scheduled departures from Philadelphia to Allentown, with an average of 2 trips per day and 30 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Philadelphia to Allentown. Of the 3 trips there are 3 trips that are direct connections to Allentown.

3 carriers offer Philadelphia to Allentown bus trips

Fullington Trailways

Book Fullington Trailways from Philadelphia to Allentown from $22.75. There are 2 trips per day offered by Fullington Trailways from Philadelphia to Allentown and you can expect on average to pay $22.75 for a Fullington Trailways ticket to Allentown. In Philadelphia, Fullington Trailways departs to Allentown from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St, In Allentown, Fullington Trailways arrives at Bus Terminal - 325 Hamilton St,

An average trip on Fullington Trailways from Philadelphia to Allentown takes 2 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available Fullington Trailways trip will get you to Allentown in 1 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Fullington Trailways offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.75 for a weekend trip to Allentown.

Avg. Time
2h 5m
Avg. Price
$22.75

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Philadelphia to Allentown from $20.00. There are 2.21875 trips per day offered by Amtrak Thruway from Philadelphia to Allentown and you can expect on average to pay $20.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Allentown. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Thruway departs to Allentown from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, In Allentown, Amtrak Thruway arrives at Bus Terminal - 325 Hamilton St,

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Philadelphia to Allentown takes 1 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Allentown in 1 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 2.444444 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $20.00 for a weekend trip to Allentown.

Avg. Time
1h 26m
Avg. Price
$20.00

OurBus

Book OurBus from Philadelphia to Allentown from $17.00. Typically there is one OurBus schedule per day from Philadelphia to Allentown and you can expect on average to pay $17.00 for a OurBus ticket to Allentown. In Philadelphia, OurBus departs to Allentown from In front of 3802 Ludlow St and one other station. In Allentown, OurBus arrives at Service Plaza off I-476 - North Side,

An average trip on OurBus from Philadelphia to Allentown takes 1 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Allentown in 1 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $17.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Allentown.

Avg. Time
1h 19m
Avg. Price
$17.00

Plan your next adventure

There are 4 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Allentown will depart from these stations in Philadelphia:
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • In front of 3802 Ludlow St
  • University City -- Ludlow St
Buses arrive in Allentown at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Allentown for trips arriving from Philadelphia:
  • Bus Terminal - 325 Hamilton St
  • Service Plaza off I-476 - North Side

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