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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Scranton. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Scranton usually takes around 3 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance104 mi (167 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price€45.56
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceMartz
Bus lines4

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Scranton?

€47.17 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Scranton. Any tickets cheaper than €47.17 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to Scranton is expected to range from €47 to €52. If you are looking to travel to Scranton within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €47. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €47 and can be found on 23 November 2022.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €40 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Scranton in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €47 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 6 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €1.71 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Scranton?

There are 4 bus lines from Philadelphia to Scranton available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Martz offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway13h 15m€45.56
FlixBus US14h 50m€61.11
Martz23h 22m€49.43
Martz23h 23m€47.49
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Philadelphia to Scranton start at €46. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Philadelphia to Scranton, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Martz


    Book Martz from Philadelphia to Scranton from €49. There are 2 trips per day offered by Martz from Philadelphia to Scranton and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Scranton. In Philadelphia, Martz departs to Scranton from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other station. In Scranton, Martz arrives at Scranton Bus Terminal .

    An average trip on Martz from Philadelphia to Scranton takes 3 hours and 22 minutes , while the fastest available Martz trip will get you to Scranton in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Martz offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Scranton.

  • Martz


    Martz Trailways is an intercity bus company founded in 1908 and based in Wilkes-Barre, PA. It offers affordable bus trips to 30 popular destinations throughout the Northeast, all on comfortable buses equipped with free WiFi and power outlets available at every seat. Cheap Martz Trailways bus tickets start at €47 for a one-way trip from Philadelphia to Scranton.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Scranton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Scranton?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 167 kilometers from Philadelphia to Scranton. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 08:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Scranton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Scranton are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Scranton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Philadelphia to Scranton without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Scranton; ticket prices start at €51.86.

City Information


We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market or join a history and food tour of the Italian Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.


You might know Scranton from the award-winning documentary that took place there, The Office. But Scranton is much more than paper and beet farms.

The Steamtown National Historic Site is a little museum dedicated to steam engines and their role in the economy of the United States throughout the nineteenth century. The Anthracite Heritage Museum engages a wide range of audiences by interpreting, collecting, and presenting the story of hard coal mining, allied industries, northern Pennsylvania's historic immigrant culture, and the evolution of the region's culture. Scranton is also known for its handcrafted smoked and cured meats, including their unique smoked kielbasa blend of pork and beef.

Scranton Bus Terminal is the city's main bus and train station, which services all sorts of carriers. Popular bus routes to Scranton come from New York, Seattle, and Kingston. Amtrak trains, meanwhile, are available from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Seabrook, and more.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Buses to Scranton leave from 4 stations in Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • Flag Stop-on Call Pickup

  • Independence Hall Visitors Ctr - 601 Market St

Where does the bus arrive in Scranton?

Main arrival station: Scranton Bus Terminal

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Scranton.

Bus stations in Scranton:

  • Scranton Bus Terminal

  • 609 Luzerne Street

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