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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Richmond bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$49.00
Shortest Duration6h 0m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $49.00 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Richmond. Buses from Richmond to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $49.00 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. You should book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $10.50 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 207 miles (333 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday 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 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Richmond 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 Richmond; ticket prices start at $29.00.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Richmond?

There is one bus company that operates from Philadelphia to Richmond. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound47h 45m$50.98

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Richmond, Virginia:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JulJul

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA
5.0
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Gill
5.0
March 12, 2020Vacation
Pros
The stops factored in - made the journey pass quickly and comfortably for toilets, drinks and leg stretch.
Cons
All was fine!
Tips
Don't be daunted by the length of travel - stops really help plus charging points and wi- fi

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

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