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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Allentown bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$12.00
Shortest Duration1h 20m
Trips per day7
Bus lines4

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Allentown 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Allentown?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $18.99 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Allentown. Buses from Allentown to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $18.99 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. You should book at least 2 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $1.92 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 35 minutes to cover the 48 miles (78 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Allentown, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Allentown, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

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 Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania without transferring.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Allentown?

There are 4 bus lines from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Allentown, Pennsylvania. Martz offers the most choice in regards to departure time, with a couple of buses on its daily schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway21h 25m$22.00
Fullington Trailways12h 15m$22.75
Greyhound21h 40m$17.21
Martz21h 40m$20.00

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has two bus stations with service to Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where does the bus arrive in Allentown?

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 325 Hamilton St

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Allentown

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia, PA to Allentown, PA

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Antoine

February 22, 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: I seen my lil woman. Cons: bus did have transmission problems but the bus driver fixed it in like 10 minutes. Tips: nope. Pros: I seen my lil woman. Cons: bus did have transmission problems but the bus driver fixed it in like 10 minutes. Tips: nope.

5.0

Patricia

December 26, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

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.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.

5.0

Kiara

November 29, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: It was punctual. Cons: Be more kind. Pros: It was punctual. Cons: Be more kind.

5.0

Walter

November 10, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Convenient connections with Amtrak.Convenient connections with Amtrak.

5.0

Martha

October 22, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: GOOD AND DEFINITELY TRAVEL AGAIN. Cons: Costelmel service bus terminal. Pros: GOOD AND DEFINITELY TRAVEL AGAIN. Cons: Costelmel service bus terminal.

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