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Philadelphia - Scranton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Scranton. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Scranton usually takes around 7 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance104 mi (167 km)
Shortest duration2h 50m
Cheapest price$26.99
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Scranton

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Ay lie

October 10, 2023- Visiting family

Martz

Pros: Like it. Cons: Try not to expensive. Tips: Nope.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Scranton?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Scranton cost $38.56 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

$75$50$25MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Philadelphia to Scranton is expected to be between $34 and $61. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 11, 2024, when tickets are available for June 11, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $37.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Scranton are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $44. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $63, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

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 25 days in advance to save up to $27.36.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Scranton?

There are 4 bus lines from Philadelphia to Scranton available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 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
Amtrak Thruway12h 50m$60.94
FlixBus US86h 47m$57.14
Greyhound67h 26m$47.45
Martz12h 50m$56.00
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Philadelphia to Scranton start at $60. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 8 trips per day from Philadelphia 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 6 bus trips from Philadelphia to Scranton every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 26 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Scranton usually start from $27.

  • Book Martz from Philadelphia to Scranton from $56. Typically there is one Martz schedule per day from Philadelphia to Scranton and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Scranton. In Philadelphia, Martz departs to Scranton from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St . In Scranton, Martz arrives at Lackawanna Transit Center .

    An average trip on Martz from Philadelphia to Scranton takes 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Martz offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Scranton.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 104 miles from Philadelphia to Scranton. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. 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.

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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Scranton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Scranton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Philadelphia to Scranton; ticket prices start at $74.00.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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 Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Noble St/Spring Garden St.

Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal is a popular bus station served by several intercity bus companies, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Peter Pan Bus Lines. Conveniently located in downtown Philly, you can walk from the bus station to the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and even Independence Hall (home of the Liberty Bell). The station is a comfortable place to begin your bus journey, with a snack bar, restrooms, and vending machines, as well as several nearby parking garages and quick bites. And if your destination is Philadelphia, the Greyhound Bus Terminal makes it easy to start your sightseeing or head to your hotel, thanks to the SEPTA subway stop half a block away.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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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