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Newark - Scranton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Newark to Scranton. Traveling by bus from Newark to Scranton usually takes around 4 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance90 mi (146 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$29.48
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Scranton?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Scranton cost $37.49 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Newark to Scranton are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $42. On the other hand, traveling on this route during September might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for September trips cost $59, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $19.75 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Scranton?

There are 3 bus lines from Newark to Scranton available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. FlixBus US offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US22h 55m$53.34
Fullington Trailways17h 0m$57.00
Greyhound13h 40m$48.59
  • 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 2 trips per day from Newark to Scranton, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 1 bus trips from Newark to Scranton every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 40 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Scranton usually start from $31.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 90 miles from Newark to Scranton. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Scranton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Scranton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newark to Scranton; ticket prices start at $81.00.

City Information

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

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 Newark?

Main departure station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

Most buses depart from the main station in Newark.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

Where does the bus arrive in Scranton?

Main arrival station: 609 Luzerne Street

Buses arrive in Scranton at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • 609 Luzerne Street

  • Lackawanna Transit Center

  • Lackawanna Transit Center Parking Lot

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