Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal
|Intercity bus terminal|
Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal
|Location||1001 Filbert Street|
Philadelphia, PA 19107
|Owned by||Greyhound Lines|
|Bus operators|| Greyhound Lines|
Peter Pan Bus Lines
|Connections|| SEPTA Regional Rail at Jefferson Station|
SEPTA City Bus
NJ Transit suburban buses to South Jersey
|Website||Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal|
The Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal is the primary intercity bus station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at 1001 Filbert Street in Center City Philadelphia, near the SEPTA Regional Rail Jefferson Station, a few hundred feet east of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market, a few hundred feet south of the Trocadero Theatre and the south edge of Philadelphia's Chinatown district, and within 1/2 mile of Independence Mall, the U.S. Mint, and City Hall. The station building, which underwent an interior remodeling in early 2007, is relatively small and nondescript, belying its importance as one of the busiest, long distance, bus-only terminals in the United States. As of 2013[update] the terminal was the 4th busiest Greyhound bus station in the U.S.
The station contains a variety of amenities for waiting passengers. These include a snack bar, food and beverage vending machines, televisions, video games, pay telephones, and restrooms. Like other significant transportation facilities, it also contains full service ticket counters and seating areas.
Bus companies serving the terminal
- Greyhound Lines - the primary intercity bus carrier in the United States, Greyhound provides direct, one seat ride service between the bus terminal and a number of cities and towns both within and outside of Pennsylvania. Some of those cities and large towns include:
- In Pennsylvania - Doylestown, Easton, Harrisburg, Norristown, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Stroudsburg
- Outside of Pennsylvania - Atlantic City, Baltimore, Boston, Columbus, Dayton, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, Norfolk, Richmond, St. Louis, Washington, Wilmington
Greyhound also provides connecting service to other in-state and out-of-state destinations via transfers.
Various interregional bus companies also provide direct service to and from the Philadelphia bus terminal. The companies and some of the key locations they serve include:
- Fullington Trailways - Allentown, Bloomsburg, Danville, Hazleton, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Lewisburg, Lock Haven, Quakertown, Shamokin, Shenandoah, Sunbury, Tamaqua, Williamsport
- Martz Trailways - Scranton, Wilkes-Barre
- Peter Pan Bus Lines - New York City (pooled service with Greyhound ended 27 September 2017)
Like Greyhound, the Trailways providers' services connect with other bus routes in the Greyhound/Trailways system to allow trips to other regional and national destinations.
- NJ Transit - the statewide transit provider in New Jersey, NJ Transit (or NJT) operates a number of long-distance routes between points within the state and the Philadelphia bus terminal. Those routes and key cities and towns along the routes include:
In addition to NJT bus routes listed above, various, shorter-distance NJT bus routes (numbered 400-417, and 555) stop in Center City Philadelphia as close as one block from the Greyhound Bus Terminal on Market Street. Several SEPTA bus routes (Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 47m, 48, and 61) also stop one block away from the terminal on Market Street.
- "Top Ten Busiest Terminals Based on Passenger Volume in 2013". Greyhound Lines, Inc.[dead link]
- "Greyhound, Peter Pan will split up and be rivals again - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
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