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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from New York to Scranton. Traveling by bus from New York to Scranton usually takes around 3 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price$22.97
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Scranton

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Muriel

July 4, 2024- Business

FlixBus US

Pros: The seat I got it was extra comfortable. Cons: The stopping when we get to Pennsylvania when they can go to the store in Scranton. Tips: It pack a pillow and blanket so you’re warm and comfortable.

5.0

Muriel

June 13, 2024- Business

FlixBus US

The seat she

4.0

Mohammad Rizwan

December 18, 2023- Visiting friends

Martz

Pros: Smooth driving. Cons: If bus can provide free wifi.

5.0

Nathaniel

July 9, 2023- Visiting family

Martz

Always book through wanderu when Greyhound or FlixBus was late I book with them and got the next Martz bus back home and not wait for Greyhound for 18 hours until the next bus

5.0

Jillian

March 16, 2023- Visiting family

Martz

Pros: Comfortable trip with great driver. Tips: Arrive to the gate early as the line forms very quickly.

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Scranton?

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Scranton cost $35.98 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.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from New York to Scranton is expected to be between $36 and $47. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 23, 2024, when tickets are available for July 23, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $37.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Scranton, mark your calendar for February. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $37. However, taking the bus from New York to Scranton during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $51. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 22 days in advance to save up to $16.52.

What bus companies travel from New York to Scranton?

There are 3 bus lines from New York to Scranton available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US52h 32m$41.61
Greyhound35h 27m$46.70
Martz82h 34m$65.00
  • 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 5 trips per day from New York to Scranton, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 3 bus trips from New York to Scranton every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 27 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Scranton usually start from $23.

  • Book Martz from New York to Scranton from $65. There are 8 trips per day offered by Martz from New York to Scranton and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Scranton. In New York, Martz departs to Scranton from Port Authority Bus Station . In Scranton, Martz arrives at Lackawanna Transit Center .

    An average trip on Martz from New York to Scranton takes 2 hours and 34 minutes , while the fastest available Martz trip will get you to Scranton in 2 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Martz offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Scranton.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 99 miles from New York to Scranton. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 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.

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

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Scranton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Scranton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Scranton; ticket prices start at $90.00.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

New York Midtown (31st St & 8th Ave) Bus stop - NYCGOB2-0

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Main departure station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Buses to Scranton leave from 4 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

Where does the bus arrive in Scranton?

Main arrival station: 609 Luzerne Street

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

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • 609 Luzerne Street

  • Lackawanna Transit Center

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