Philadelphia’s bustling intercity bus station, currently situated at 6th and Market Streets, is gearing up for a strategic relocation on November 16, 2023. The move, a collaborative effort between the City of Philadelphia and major transportation providers like FlixBus, Greyhound, Coach USA/MegaBus, and Peter Pan, aims to tackle congestion issues and enhance the overall passenger experience.
The decision comes in response to numerous complaints and congestion challenges affecting SEPTA bus routes and regular traffic on Market Street. The new station, situated at the corner of Spring Garden Street and Christopher Columbus Boulevard, is positioned as a temporary solution until a permanent off-street location is secured.
Loading zones along segments of Spring Garden Street will be designated for different carriers, with amenities like ticketing and customer service spaces explored in the vicinity. The relocation is expected to last through the first quarter of 2024, offering better transit connections, including proximity to SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line Spring Garden station and various bus stops.
Passengers are encouraged to check their respective bus carriers’ websites for relocation details, ensuring a smooth transition during this strategic move.