The city of Brotherly Love beckons many New Yorkers seeking business opportunities and leisure time away from home every year. For a more affordable way to get to Philadelphia, consider taking the bus.
Which bus companies provide New York City to Philadelphia services?
Greyhound's bus fleet offers the greatest number of daily services to Philadelphia. Its luxurious buses leave from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 8th Avenue and make a non-stop journey to the corner of 11th and Filbert Street in Philadelphia.
Since the journey is so short, you may prefer to forgo the plush seats for the more affordable services offered by Megabus and the northeastern transport provider, BoltBus. The Megabus stop is on 34th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenue. All BoltBuses depart from the stop on the corner of 33rd and 11th Avenue. Some also make an additional stop on 6th Avenue before making their way to Philadelphia.
When do buses run?
Thirty-six bus services travel from New York City to Philadelphia every day. You can catch the bus as early as 3:15 a.m. or as late as 11 p.m.
Is the bus affordable?
Bus tickets from New York City to Philadelphia are incredibly affordable, costing as little as $10 for a one-way ticket on Megabus. You'll typically pay $14 but may spend a little more during peak travel periods. Greyhound usually charges more than Megabus and BoltBus as well. While you can buy a ticket from the bus stop, so long as the service isn't booked out, you'll usually pay less online.
How long will the journey take?
On average, the bus journey from New York City to Philadelphia takes two hours. It can take less if there's little traffic, such as during the early hours of the morning, and a little longer if the bus makes stops, as some BoltBus vehicles do.
Will the bus make stops along the way?
That depends on the bus company and the bus route you choose. All Greyhound and Megabus services travel nonstop from New York City to Philadelphia to cut your travel time. BoltBus has both nonstop and limited stop services. Some limited stop services stop twice in New York, and others stop at New Jersey's Cherry Hill Mall.
What should I bring on the bus?
Your favorite internet-connected devices can help you pass the time on your journey. Greyhound, Megabus, and BoltBus buses all offer complimentary Wi-Fi, and the signal should be strong the entire way. You can also bring food and beverages for the journey or use the time to flip through the pages of a novel or magazine.
Where can I eat in Philadelphia?
Start exploring Philadelphia's food culture once you arrive in town. You're spoiled for choice at Reading Terminal Market, right next to the Greyhound bus stop. If you'd prefer a sit-down meal, hit the nearby Hard Rock Café or Penang. Megabus and BoltBus customers will find American classics at Bridgewater's Pub and Slainte Pub & Grill, both of which are close to the Philadelphia bus stops.
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User reviews from travelers who booked a trip from New York to Philadelphia
Departed half an hour late. Once arriving at Philadelphia, we circled the bus station a few times before finally stopping. End to end was half an hour delayed plus 3 hour trip.
I had a great time in your company but i got a problem wifi connexion. When i tried to plug my cellphone in the socket. My charger didn't remain steady...
It was my first trip to Philadelphia and i have to say that was an amazing trip:)
very efficient service from new York to Philadelphia
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