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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach usually takes around 9 hours, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance219 mi (352 km)
Shortest duration5h 40m
Cheapest price$40.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Cynthia

August 2, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Ride very smooth, diver of the most was very friendly as well as an excellent driver. Cons: Bathroom not suited for women.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach cost $49.32 on average. Tickets cheaper than $49.32 are an excellent bargain. 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

$90$60$30JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach is expected to be between $46 and $89. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 10, 2024, when tickets are available for July 10, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $47.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $55. If you're planning to take the bus from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $76. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 27 days in advance to save up to $49.13.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US37h 44m$61.84
Greyhound210h 48m$68.24
  • 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 Virginia Beach, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 2 bus trips from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 48 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Virginia Beach usually start from $43.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours to cover the 219 miles from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 40 minutes. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Virginia Beach. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach; ticket prices start at $54.00.

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.

Virginia Beach

While boasting a suburban atmosphere that will make anyone jealous of an East Coast life, Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia by population and one of the state's best destinations. Positioned at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, its primary focus has always been its oceanfront location.

In the record books as having the longest pleasure beach in the world, the soft golden sands of Virginia Beach stretch for miles. One of the best ways to enjoy it is to take a stroll or bike along the three-mile boardwalk lined with cafés.

A block back, Atlantic Avenue plays host to Virginia Beach's dining scene, which incorporates everything from well-known names to family-run restaurants specializing in the bay's seafood.

But for all the glitz and glamour of Atlantic Avenue, it's Virginia Beach's natural splendors that will have you coming back again and again. As it twists with the coastline to become Shore Drive, you'll reach First Landing State Park. It preserves the spot at which English colonists first arrived on U.S. soil in 1607 after a five-month voyage. Meanwhile, out to sea, there's a chance to spot humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins.

The city’s central location on the Atlantic coastline means there are many destinations you can visit from Virginia Beach for very cheap. The busiest terminus in Virginia Beach is on Northampton Boulevard. It sees buses reach New York City in around eight hours. Head to Norfolk, and you can also jump on Amtrak's Northeast Regional train service to Boston.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 199 Spg Gdn St

Philadelphia has two bus stations with service to Virginia Beach.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

Where does the bus arrive in Virginia Beach?

Main arrival station: Circle D Food Market

Greyhound buses traveling to and from Virginia Beach stop at the Circle D Food Mart to pick up and drop off passengers. This convenience store is located on Virginia Beach Blvd and offers various snacks perfect for munching while on the bus. The Circle D Food Mart is open most days from 7 am to 11 pm and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Although Greyhound staff is not available on-site at the bus stop, the driver can answer any questions you have when the bus arrives. From Virginia Beach, you can take the bus to destinations like Richmond, Philadelphia, and New York City.

All bus stations in Virginia Beach:

  • Circle D Food Market

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