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Wilkes-Barre - Scranton Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton. Traveling by bus from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton usually takes around 37 minutes, but the fastest Fullington Trailways bus can make the trip in 30 minutes.

Distance16 mi (26 km)
Shortest duration0h 30m
Cheapest price€7.75
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceMartz
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton?

€10.70 is the average price of a bus ticket from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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

€15€10€5NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton is expected to range from €11 to €12. If you are looking to travel to Scranton within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €11. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €11 and can be found on 21 November 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €9 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 14 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €0.14 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton?

There are 3 bus lines from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways10h 30m€7.75
Martz50h 37m€12.60
Martz30h 39m€11.63
  • Fullington Trailways

    Fullington Trailways

    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.

  • Martz

    Martz

    Book Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton from €13. There are 5 trips per day offered by Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Scranton. In Wilkes-Barre, Martz departs to Scranton from Intermodal Transp Ctr . In Scranton, Martz arrives at Scranton Bus Terminal .

    An average trip on Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton takes 0 hours and 37 minutes , while the fastest available Martz trip will get you to Scranton in 0 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Martz offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Scranton.

  • Martz

    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 €12 for a one-way trip from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre to Scranton?

The bus takes an average of 37 minutes to cover the 26 kilometers from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton. However, the fastest bus only takes 30 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?

"Because many passengers travel from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 Wilkes-Barre?

The first bus leaves at 03:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre to Scranton without transferring.

City Information

Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US - WKB-0

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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.

Scranton

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 Wilkes-Barre?

Main departure station: Intermodal Transp Ctr

Most buses depart from the main station in Wilkes-Barre.

All bus stations in Wilkes-Barre:

  • Intermodal Transp Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Scranton?

Main arrival station: Scranton Bus Terminal

All buses from Wilkes-Barre arrive at one main station in Scranton.

Bus stations in Scranton:

  • Scranton Bus Terminal

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