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Bus Philadelphia to Newark: Trip Overview

Bus Philadelphia to Newark: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$24
Average bus trip duration1h 45m
Number of daily buses15
Earliest bus departure2:30 AM
Distance76 miles (121 km)
Latest bus departure11:35 PM

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User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Newark

Ratings and Reviews (37)

I’m very disappointed I will never travel with greyhound anymore never in my life please give me back my money

Ernest G.

November 14, 2022
We missed the bus as there was no staff on site. Buses were not marked, no announcements and no platform listed on the screen. Once we found a staff member at exactly our departure time they said the bus had already left. Very poor experience. The terminal had homeless people flooding in and out. We ended up having to take a $140 Uber to Newark so we didn’t miss our flight. Very disappointed.

Amanda K.

July 31, 2021
the most calming bus ride i’ve been on

Ashley V.

October 19, 2019
great bus

Sharanya Reddy P.

October 14, 2019
Everything went perfectly as planned!

Nikki M.

October 13, 2019

Philadelphia to Newark Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses15
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures2:30AM - 11:35PM
Minimum Price$17
Average Ticket Price$24
Minimum Trip Duration1h30m
Average Bus Trip Duration1h45m
Distance76 miles (121 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteGreyhound, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Philadelphia - Newark

Both buses and trains are available for traveling between these two cities. The two options are practical and eco-friendly ways to reach Newark. Another option you should consider is using carpooling services, which allow you to share a car ride with other travelers.

On average, the trip from Philadelphia to Newark takes around 1h 45m, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 1h 30m with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 76 miles (122 km) that separate the two cities.

Philadelphia and Newark are 76 miles (122 km) apart.

About 15 buses travel this route daily, provided by Greyhound and FlixBus. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Philadelphia to Newark may vary. Want to make your bus journey from Philadelphia to Newark as effortless as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The bus service operates from 2:30 AM for the initial departure and runs until 11:35 PM for the final departure.

Most of the buses traveling from Philadelphia to Newark leave from Bus Station and arrive at Penn Station. These are the most popular pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, there are other pick-up and drop-off locations that could make it easier for you to reach your destination.

The bus ticket costs $24 on average. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $17 and $75, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

Yes, a day trip from Philadelphia to Newark is definitely doable. The round-trip travel time is around 3h. So you'll have plenty of time to discover Newark before making your way back to Philadelphia.

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Philadelphia to Newark was searched and found on Dec 3, 2023 with a price of $15

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Philadelphia to Newark, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $15 to $47 for a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Newark based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $15 which is on 2023-12-03.

Usually FlixBus will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Philadelphia and Newark!

From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you're bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from Philadelphia to Newark.

Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Philadelphia to Newark that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from Philadelphia to Newark.

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The Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.

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What's the cheapest way to go from Philadelphia to Newark?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time1h 45mAvg Price$24Daily Departures15
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time1h 5mAvg Price$51Daily Departures51

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Will you be returning to Philadelphia by bus?

Bus from Newark to Philadelphia

You can also go to Newark by train

Train from Philadelphia to Newark

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