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There is one daily bus from Philadelphia to Arlington. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Arlington usually takes around 7 hours and 20 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.
|Distance||127 mi (205 km)|
|Shortest duration||7h 20m|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus US|
What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Arlington?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Philadelphia to Arlington. FlixBus US is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||1||7h 20m||$71.98|
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 1 trips per day from Philadelphia to Arlington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Arlington 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
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How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Arlington?
The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 127 miles from Philadelphia to Arlington. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?
There is usually only one bus per day from Philadelphia to Arlington. It leaves the station in Philadelphia at 10:00am 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?
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 or join a history and food tour of the Italian 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.
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Located just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C., Arlington is rich in cultural heritage and historical values. One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Arlington National Cemetery, where more than 400,000 soldiers have been laid to rest. The cemetery is also the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which has been locked since 1937. Visiting the cemetery is free, and it’s one of the top free things to do in the DC area. For culturally inclined tourists, you might be interested in the Signature Theatre and their currently-screening shows. This award-winning theatre is a vibrant creative space where people are always striving for new ideas.
As a modern city, Arlington is full of exciting establishments that will cater to all your needs. If you wish to grab a cup of coffee for a wake-up call in the morning, Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters is a local favorite with over 14 years of experience. For the best pizza slices in town, check out Pupatella.
Bus service departs and arrives directly in Arlington, and you can head into neighboring Washington, D.C. or Alexandria to catch an Amtrak train. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located just 4.2 miles from the center of Arlington.
Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?
Main departure station: Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St
Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia.
All bus stations in Philadelphia:
Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St
Where does the bus arrive in Arlington?
Main arrival station: Rosslyn - Cosi Café
All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Arlington.
All bus stations in Arlington:
Rosslyn - Cosi Café
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