User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Washington
Ratings and Reviews (30)
Peter Pan over Greyhound in my opinion, this bus was a deal and I wish they ran more peter pan. I like that they kept the trip time significantly shorter and with less stops than the greyhound version of the same bus. Bus had plenty of space and the staff was also nice.
While I was impressed that the bus was on time, the bus driver was incredibly rude to several of the bus patrons, demanding complete silence whenever someone spoke, or at one point, coughed. He would get on the loud speaker and tell people to be quiet every time anyone got on the phone, regardless of whether or not they were loud. There were also two times during the ride where he was such an aggressive driver that other cars had to pull off the road to avoid a collision with the bus.
My bad review mostly comes from the traffic that was experienced that day but the Wi-Fi on board needs serious improvement. My computer would connect but the connection was awful and I ended up losing work in the process.
I was super confused at the bus station in Philly because i couldn't found my bus at the screen. Unfortunately, the staff wasn't really helpful by supporting me with that. Then, there was an announcement, that the bus will be 45 min late, but after 45 minutes, the bus didn't arrive and nobody knew when it will come.
Customer safety was ignored by the driver. There was unsupervised luggage, customers became concerned with their safety but the staff downplayed our concerns. I am currently in contact with PP's customer service and safety department
Although the bus was a bit crowded there was plenty of room for everyone's stuff and I felt comfortable in my seat. The driver was professional and we got to the destination early. Overall, I am very happy.
Absolutely useless! Multiple buses delayed with no staff around to give any assistance to passengers. Our bus stopped on the middle of the highway to eject a passenger which took an hour. It later stopped again and staff refused to leave because they said they could smell cannabis on the bus and we were told we would have to wait for a drugs dog to search the bus. Police never came. 3 hour trip took 5 hours due to poor judgement and bad organisation. Don't use Greyhound buses!
Very disappointed by the lack of commutation and level of service by the staff. No one knew what was going on in Baltimore, the bus driver was told she wasn’t driving us on to Washington yet there was no replacement driver. We waited only to be told we would go on the next bus to dc an hour and a half later, then when we waited for that bus we were told to get on another bus. Arrived 2 and a half hours later than scheduled with barely an explanation.
Everything was all good, except one thing. The bus smelled like pee. Not just a little, but a lot. All trip long. So much as tho it was hard to breath. But, the driver was a funny and nice man. :) However, clean those bathrooms.
I understand that there might be delays, but I would expect the company to give the customers a proper information, update it during such a long waiting time and offer at least some refreshment. None of it happened today.
unfriendly and impolite staff, actual damage on luggage due to staff (throwing the suitcases into the bus without any regards to possible damage), greyhound makes it especially hard and complicated to get any fair compensation and there is nobody to talk to to get help or to issue reasonable complaints
Greyhound sucks. They cancel buses when they haven't sold enought tickets. 1 of 3 buses does not arrive at all. Information is aufull. They wont tell any body about a delay until Time of departure. 0 stars of 5
Bus was three and a half hours late, no one would explain why or when our us was likely to turn up so we stood in a queue for a bus that was going to be three and a half hours late which in turn wasted a day of our holday.
the driver was rude, telling me to lower my very loud voice. we had not even departed and I was responding to the woman behind me. He also dismissed 3 passengers confirming the wifi didn't work BEFORE departure, after telling us he wouldn't be able to stop and reset it. No wifi the whole trip. I asked 5 other paszengers which they confirmed. Rude and delinquent in duty.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Philadelphia - Washington
How much does a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Washington cost?
The average bus ticket price from Philadelphia to Washington is $36. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Washington?
The average travel time between Philadelphia and Washington is around 3h 35m, although the fastest bus will take about 2h 25m.This is the time it takes to travel the 124 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Philadelphia and Washington?
The number of buses from Philadelphia to Washington can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 9 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Philadelphia to Washington by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Washington?
When taking the bus from Philadelphia to Washington, you can travel comfortably and safely with Amtrak Acela, Peter Pan, Amtrak.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Philadelphia to Washington?
Buses traveling between Philadelphia and Washington leave from Bus Station or JFK Bd & N 30th St and arrive at L’Enfant Plaza, Dupont Circle, Silver Spring - Metro.
What are the best sights and things to do in Washington?
Once in Washington, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Arlington National Cemetery, Washington National Cathedral, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History, United States Capitol.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 7 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Philadelphia to Washington costs around $40 for departures 7 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Philadelphia to Washington vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $68 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $31.
Usually Peter Pan Bus Lines 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.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 7 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $7.
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