Buses from Albany to Scranton

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Albany - Scranton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Albany to Scranton. Traveling by bus from Albany to Scranton usually takes around 10 hours and 35 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance130 mi (210 km)
Shortest duration10h 35m
Cheapest price$69.00
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
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What bus companies travel from Albany to Scranton?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Albany to Scranton. Adirondack Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways110h 35m$69.00
  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from Albany to Scranton from $69. Typically there is one Adirondack Trailways schedule per day from Albany to Scranton and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Scranton. In Albany, Adirondack Trailways departs to Scranton from Albany Bus Terminal . In Scranton, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Scranton Bus Terminal .

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from Albany to Scranton takes 10 hours and 35 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Albany 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 Albany to Scranton?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 130 miles from Albany to Scranton. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Albany?

There is usually only one bus per day from Albany to Scranton. It leaves the station in Albany at 4:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus departures serve Scranton each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Albany to Scranton. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

City Information

Albany

As the capital city of New York state, Albany is blessed with many historic buildings and quaint quarters, making it the perfect city to take a stroll around. One of the city’s top attractions is the famous New York State Capitol Building, a stately structure that has been around since as far as the 19th century. If you wish to learn more about the city’s rich history, head over to Bidwell House museum, which is actually a restored home filled with impressive artifacts. While staying in Albany, do take the time to visit The Egg, a unique-looking building that will certainly satisfy your architectural curiosity.

For a great dinner with a quirky twist, head over to Canvas, Corks and Forks - Schenectady. For some of the best BBQ dishes in town, don’t hesitate to give Warehouse Grill & BBQ a shot.

The busiest bus station in the area is the Albany Bus Terminal. The bus station welcomes buses from New York, Boston, Baltimore, and many other places. The nearest Amtrak train station is located in the neighboring town of Rensselaer, NY. The city’s principal airport is the Albany International Airport, located six miles northwest of Albany.

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 Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main departure station: Albany Bus Terminal

The Albany Bus Terminal is a busy hub of intercity bus travel in downtown Albany. Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Adirondack Trailways, and Peter Pan operate bus trips that stop at this station. The terminal has customer service staff on-site, as well as restrooms and a small cafe. Several parking lots are available around the station, and a hotel is available just down the street. It is only a few blocks to downtown Albany and the New York State Capitol complex from the station.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Scranton?

Main arrival station: Scranton Bus Terminal

All buses from Albany arrive at one main station in Scranton.

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • Scranton Bus Terminal

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