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Washington, D.C. (WAS)
Philadelphia (PHL)
Fri 6/24
Fri 7/1
The price shown for each trip will be the average for all passengers, including any infants.
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Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia bus information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and bus companies that offer buses from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia

Round-trip from

$37

One-way from

$20

Avg travel time

2h 48m

Popular bus line

Peter Pan Bus Lines
Bus tickets from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia found within the last 3 days start at $37 round-trip
The cheapest one-way bus ticket starts at $20. This price was found within the last 3 days.
The average bus ride from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia is 2h 48m
Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus service this route

Book round-trip bus tickets from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip bus tickets from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Jul 6
4:30 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
7:30 amPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Jul 6
1:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
3h 00m
4:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Jul 12
1:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
4:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Jul 19
5:00 amPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
3h 00m
8:00 amWashington, D.C. Union
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Aug 11
5:00 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
8:00 amPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Aug 15
1:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
3h 00m
4:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Jun 28
1:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
4:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Jun 29
1:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
3h 00m
4:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Jul 20
4:30 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
7:30 amPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Jul 27
1:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
3h 00m
4:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Jun 30
4:30 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
7:30 amPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Jun 30
1:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
3h 00m
4:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union

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Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way bus tickets from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find bus tickets by date.
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Oct 4
5:00 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
8:00 amPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Jul 5
1:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
4:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Aug 4
5:00 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
8:00 amPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal

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FAQs for booking bus tickets from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia

Buses from Washington to Philadelphia give the passenger immense freedom when it comes to baggage as you are allowed to take one carry-on bag with you to be stored in the overhead compartment and below the bus seats, and three bags that are to be stored in the bus’s storage unit under it. However, only the first bag is included in the bus ticket, and passengers have to pay for the remaining bags. Passengers are also required to appropriately tag their baggage to prevent baggage loss throughout the entirety of the trip. If you have more than one bag to be stored under the bus, it is necessary to get your bag tag at the ticket counter.

The bus provider that operates the most buses from Washington to Philadelphia is Greyhound, and there are approximately 13 daily buses, which ensures that it is nearly impossible for you to miss your journey. Some of these buses operate direct routes between Washington to Philadelphia, while others require brief stopovers along the journey. Passengers with the need for stopovers, such as those who smoke or with children, are encouraged to take Washington to Philadelphia buses with stopovers to maximize the comfort and overall experience of their journey.

The buses to Philadelphia from Washington allow passengers to have the best traveling experience by stocking their buses with several amenities for passengers of different ages. These amenities include reclining seats to ensure passengers have a comfortable ride, power outlets for charging mobile devices, free Wi-Fi for light browsing, and onboard entertainment. To increase comfort, buses from Washington to Philadelphia also give passengers extra legroom to give you enough space to stretch out through long journeys. Passengers are also only allowed to choose between aisle or window seats as there are no middle seats, which ensures you do not have to tussle for armrests. You are encouraged to check whether your bus has on-board restrooms as not all buses to Philadelphia from Washington offer this amenity.

Sadly pets are not allowed on buses to Philadelphia from Washington due to the space limitations on the bus and the need for comfort of all passengers. However, bus companies from Washington to Philadelphia allow disabled passengers to bring service animals on board. Greyhound classifies service animals as sensory signal dogs, psychiatric service dogs, seizure response dogs, signal dogs, guide dogs, and other animals mean to assist persons with disabilities.

Buses leaving to Philadelphia from Washington are stationed at either Dupont Circle, or L’Enfant Plaza. Both bus stations are found in the city and passengers are encouraged to select the closest bus station as Washington, D.C., is a crowded city. Dupont Circle is found along 152 20th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20036, while L’Enfant Plaza is found on 600 Maryland Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20024. L’Enfant Plaza offers more amenities as there is ready Wi-Fi and sufficient parking options on a daily basis. When arriving in Philadelphia, passengers will be dropped off at the Greyhound Bus Terminal, which is Greyhound Buses’ main bus station in Philadelphia. Here, passengers can enjoy several amenities, which include parking garages, vending machines for food, and restrooms. Passengers can use the bus station to board other buses as it is a main intercity terminal, or walk to other locations as the station is located strategically in the city.

See available tickets from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia for this week that start at $20 one-way. For this month, the average price of a ticket for this bus ride is $20 one-way. When you’re booking buses from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, expect the price to fluctuate depending on when you book.

The quickest bus available from Washington, D.C. will take 2h 35m to arrive in Philadelphia. The time it takes to travel between these two locations can vary by up to 0h 13m, depending on whether your bus has stops or different departure times. Take the OurBus bus from Washington, D.C. and you’ll arrive in your destination quickly.

The cost of a bus from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia is about $20 one-way this week. Our data shows that prices are fairly stable throughout the next 3 months. You can book now to make sure your seat is secured.

Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus will take you from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia. Peter Pan Bus Lines has been recently found as the cheapest option from $37 round-trip.

At 0h 59m, choosing to opt for a flight from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia for this trip versus opting for a train from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia or a bus from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia can save you time on travel.

A train from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a flight from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia starting at $177, or consider a bus from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia starting at $37. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.

While Philadelphia is 123.7 mi from Washington, D.C., the distance by bus is longer and depends on the route taken. The bus takes 2h 35m, normally.

Buses from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia will generally run a carbon footprint of about 21lb. Compared to flying (156lb), your footprint by bus is about 86% less. By train, carbon emissions are around 33lb.


Peter Pan Bus Lines buses from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia

Our best Peter Pan Bus Lines deals on Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia bus tickets
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Jul 6
4:30 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
7:30 amPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Jul 6
1:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
3h 00m
4:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Jul 12
1:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 00m
4:00 pmPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
Jul 19
5:00 amPhiladelphia Greyhound Terminal
3h 00m
8:00 amWashington, D.C. Union

OurBus buses from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia

Our best OurBus deals on Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia bus tickets
OurBus
Jul 23
3:00 amWashington, D.C. Armory Metro
2h 15m
5:15 amChristiana Christiana Mall Parking Lot
Jul 24
3:45 pmChristiana Christiana Mall Parking Lot
2h 15m
6:00 pmWashington, D.C. Armory Metro
OurBus
Jul 16
3:00 amWashington, D.C. Armory Metro
3h 00m
6:00 amPhiladelphia Nrg/at&t Subway Station
Jul 17
3:00 pmPhiladelphia Nrg/at&t Subway Station
3h 00m
6:00 pmWashington, D.C. Armory Metro

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