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Buses from Philadelphia to Bethlehem

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Bethlehem. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Bethlehem usually takes around 2 hours, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance48 mi (77 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$17.00
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Bethlehem?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Philadelphia to Bethlehem. OurBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
OurBus42h 8m$17.00
  • 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 $17, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Bethlehem if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Bethlehem 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 Bethlehem?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours to cover the 48 miles from Philadelphia to Bethlehem. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 4:00pm and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Bethlehem, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Bethlehem 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.

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. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Departure stations

Buses to Bethlehem leave from 4 stations in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • John F Kennedy Blvd & N 15th St, NE corner

  • Schuylkill Ave btwn Market St & JFK Bridge

  • Schuylkill Ave btwn Market St & JFK Bridge

  • 933 Arch St

Where does the bus arrive in Bethlehem?

Arrival stations

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Bethlehem.

All bus stations in Bethlehem:

  • Guetter St & Broad St

Need a return trip from Bethlehem to Philadelphia?

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