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Harrisburg - Scranton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Harrisburg to Scranton. Traveling by bus from Harrisburg to Scranton usually takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance101 mi (163 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$66.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Harrisburg to Scranton

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Olivia

May 27, 2023- Solo travel

Fullington Trailways

Pros: Absolutely loved my trip, first time on a bus like that, the driver was prompt, very knowledgeable and extremely helpful to ensure my ride was safe, quick and efficient. Couldn't ask for a better outcome. Cons: Not a thing everything went smoothly. Tips: Ride with this company for sure, don't hesitate to ask questions driver passenger communication is key!

Price trends for buses from Harrisburg to Scranton

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What bus companies travel from Harrisburg to Scranton?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Harrisburg to Scranton that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways13h 15m$66.00
OurBus13h 15m$66.00
  • 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.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $66, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Harrisburg to Scranton if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 101 miles from Harrisburg to Scranton. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Scranton. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Harrisburg to Scranton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Harrisburg to Scranton. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Harrisburg to Scranton; ticket prices start at $91.00.

City Information

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

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 Harrisburg?

Main departure station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

Harrisburg has two bus stations with service to Scranton.

All bus stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

Where does the bus arrive in Scranton?

Main arrival station: Lackawanna Transit Center

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

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • Lackawanna Transit Center

  • Lackawanna Transit Center Parking Lot

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