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Book Bus Tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia

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Enjoy an amenity-filled bus trip from DC to historic Philly. The city of brotherly love was the nation's first capital and continues today to be a prominent American city.

It's not everywhere that you can visit the Liberty Bell, watch the 3-time NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats play and get an original cheesesteak (whiz with please). Actually it isn't anywhere else! Philadelphia seamlessly mixes history, culture, nightlife, and food, and aren't shy about it. From the forefathers who signed the Declaration of Independence here to modern-day sports fans who are famous for their booing of Santa Claus, there is an unmistakeable boldness of the people from Philly.

Whether you take the bus from Washington DC for business, visiting friends or relatives, to take a guided tour or just to experience the city, you are sure to experience something unique. For more information, check out our Guide to Philadelphia.

OurBus is proud to provide bus service on modern motor coaches with Wi Fi, power outlets / wall outlets, reclining seats, an onboard bathroom, and free water, backed by 24/7 customer service.



  1. Book in advance and save! OurBus offers affordable pricing on our DC to Philly bus.
  2. OurBus allows you to purchase a bus ticket from DC to Philadelphia for fares as cheap as $16*.
  3. Ticket bookings are hassle-free, mobile-friendly, and can be made online at OurBus.com or on the OurBus app.
  4. Our drop down calendar allows you to schedule your trip by offering the best prices for your chosen dates of travel from DC to Philadelphia.



When travelling by bus from DC to Philadelphia, you will depart from transportation hub Union Station Bus Terminal, Slip 14.

The bus station at Philadelphia is located at University City (Ludlow St., west of 38th St.).

Prior to the bus's arrival and even during your journey, you can track the precise location and time of arrival for your specific bus. Simply download the OurBus app on iOS or Android or click on the link that is included in your confirmation ticket email.


How long does the bus take from DC to Philadelphia?

The bus journey from DC to Philadelphia takes approximately 3 hours. However, this may change due to weather and traffic conditions. All drivers use the OurBus driver app which ensures they take the shortest time of all bus routes for the journey.


What is the distance between DC and Philadelphia?

The distance between DC and Philadelphia is 139 miles.


When does the bus leave from DC to Philadelphia?

The departure times and ETA are available on OurBus.com or the OurBus App once you search for your origin and destination.


Can I charge electronic devices on the bus?

Every bus company we work with will provide a bus that has an electrical outlet at your seat. Typically there are 2-outlet power strips which are shared between the two seats, 1 for each person. If you need to charge a device with a USB (ex. smartphone), bring a plug for an electrical outlet which has a USB port as there are always direct USB ports.

If you have an international electrical device, be sure to bring a plug adapter with you.


I would like to alter my ticket from DC to Philadelphia to an earlier or later time or date. What do I do with my original ticket?

If your scheduled departure is more than 30 minutes away, you can simply cancel your original ticket on our website/app and transfer the money as stored credit to OurBus Wallet. This credit will reflect in your Wallet immediately and you can use this to book another ticket on our website/app. You'll need to pay the difference in fare, if any, for a new reservation.

Within 30 minutes of departure, please contact our customer service team for assistance.

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