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There are 9 intercity buses per day from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre. Traveling by bus from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre usually takes around 41 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in 25 minutes.
|Distance||16 mi (26 km)|
|Shortest duration||0h 25m|
|Trips per day||9|
|Most frequent service||Martz|
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What bus companies travel from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre?
There are 3 bus lines from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Martz usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Fullington Trailways||1||0h 45m||€7.36|
Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.
Book Martz from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre from €12. There are 7 trips per day offered by Martz from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Wilkes-Barre. In Scranton, Martz departs to Wilkes-Barre from Scranton Bus Terminal . In Wilkes-Barre, Martz arrives at Intermodal Transp Ctr .
An average trip on Martz from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre takes 0 hours and 42 minutes , while the fastest available Martz trip will get you to Wilkes-Barre in 0 hours and 25 minutes .
On weekends, Martz offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Wilkes-Barre.
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 €11 for a one-way trip from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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How long is the bus ride from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre?
The bus takes an average of 41 minutes to cover the 26 kilometers from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre. However, the fastest bus only takes 25 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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?
With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Scranton?
The first bus leaves at 11:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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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.
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Wilkes-Barre is a Pennsylvania city surrounded by the Pocono Mountains. Like much of the Poconos, Wilkes-Barre has its fair share of resorts, outdoor adventure, and entertainment options. Slip down rocky slides and soak in glacial meltwater "tubs" at Kirby Park and Seven Tubs Nature Area, or enjoy the urban greenery at the River Common. Coal mining put Wilkes-Barre on the map, and you can imagine what life was like in the 19th-century boom by visiting Eckley Miners' Village in Luzerne County.
Nightlife in Wilkes-Barre is exciting, and it all starts at the Mohegan Sun Pocono, a casino resort and racetrack. Test your luck on the slots, cards, or horse races, or simply enjoy the luxurious dining options and spa on-site. Downtown Wilkes-Barre also has solid restaurants and bars to choose from.
Although Amtrak trains do not stop in Wilkes-Barre, Amtrak Thruway buses connect the city to Philadelphia, where you can transfer to several of Philly's rail lines. Plus, Fullington Trailways and Martz operate intercity bus service to Wilkes-Barre from Scranton, Delaware Water Gap, New York, and more. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is convenient to reach from town and offers flights on several major airlines.
Where does the bus leave from in Scranton?
Main departure station: Scranton Bus Terminal
Most buses depart from the main station in Scranton.
All bus stations in Scranton:
Scranton Bus Terminal
Where does the bus arrive in Wilkes-Barre?
Main arrival station: Intermodal Transp Ctr
All buses from Scranton arrive at one main station in Wilkes-Barre.
Bus stations in Wilkes-Barre:
Intermodal Transp Ctr
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