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Philadelphia - Harrisburg Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg usually takes around 2 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$10.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Harrisburg

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Gwendolyn

November 2, 2023- Vacation

OurBus

Pros: scenery the smell being outdoors was a real fun. Cons: nothin. Tips: stay safe.

4.0

Timothy

April 2, 2023- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: We need to get back to our car in Harrisburg. We were scheduled for Amtrak, but the train was canceled due to storm damage the night before. We were very happy to find my bus. The price was the same as Amtrak. Cons: Finding the bus was a bit confusing there’s no signage anywhere indicating where the bus stop was. There was no signage on the bus, indicating that it was on “MyBus”.

5.0

Chinezi

October 23, 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Charging stations and quicker trip th an expected. Cons: Price if possible.

5.0

Jennifer

July 15, 2022- Vacation

OurBus

Pros: The bus was later picking us up and at the location no one knew about the Our Bus, so we were a little bit panicked. Even though it was 15 minutes late we arrived early. Cons: Maybe signs at the pick up location.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Harrisburg cost $36.30 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

$60$40$20MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Philadelphia to Harrisburg is expected to be between $36 and $48. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 9, 2024, when tickets are available for June 9, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $39.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $36. However, taking the bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $47. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 $10.06 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

There are 4 bus lines from Philadelphia to Harrisburg available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US37h 2m$67.65
Fullington Trailways16h 30m$59.00
Greyhound32h 10m$38.45
OurBus22h 35m$15.65
  • 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 3 trips per day from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, 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 3 bus trips from Philadelphia to Harrisburg every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Harrisburg usually start from $35.

  • 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 $10, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 94 miles from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Harrisburg at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Harrisburg every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Harrisburg; ticket prices start at $31.00.

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 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.

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

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: Noble St/Spring Garden 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:

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

  • Drexel Overpass - 30th St. & JFK Blvd

  • Center City - Fashion District

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Philadelphia International Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Harrisburg?

Main arrival station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

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

All bus stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

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