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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Richmond bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$47.00
Shortest duration6h 0m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Richmond 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 much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Richmond?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $47.88 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Richmond. Buses from Richmond to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $47.88 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 20 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 6 hours and 26 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Richmond. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. 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
Greyhound46h 26m$49.20

Book Greyhound from Philadelphia to Richmond from $47. There are 4 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Philadelphia to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay $49 for a Greyhound ticket to Richmond. In Philadelphia, Greyhound departs to Richmond from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St, In Richmond, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd, An average trip on Greyhound from Philadelphia to Richmond takes 6 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Richmond in 6 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $50 for a weekend trip to Richmond.

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AprApr

Monthly average prices

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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

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Gill

March 12, 2020 - Vacation

Greyhound

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. 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.

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