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Philadelphia-Reading Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Reading bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.00
Shortest Duration1h 45m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Reading 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 Reading?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $25.00 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Reading. Buses from Reading to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $25.00 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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 45 minutes to cover the 48 miles (78 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Reading, PA. 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?

Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to Reading 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

There is usually only one bus per day from Philadelphia to Reading. It leaves the station in Philadelphia at 4:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Philadelphia to Reading. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Reading; ticket prices start at $33.00.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Reading?

There is one bus company that operates from Philadelphia to Reading. OurBus is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
OurBus11h 45m$25.00

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • University City -- Ludlow St

Where does the bus arrive in Reading?

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

  • Fairground Square Mall

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