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Scranton - Newark Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Scranton to Newark. Traveling by bus from Scranton to Newark usually takes around 3 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance90 mi (146 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$22.98
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Scranton to Newark?

Bus tickets for a trip from Scranton to Newark cost $28.98 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.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Scranton to Newark is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $44. If you're planning to take the bus from Scranton to Newark during October, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $66. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

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 18 days in advance to save up to $30.53.

What bus companies travel from Scranton to Newark?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Scranton to Newark that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US22h 55m$51.97
Greyhound13h 48m$54.96
  • 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 Scranton to Newark, 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 1 bus trips from Scranton to Newark every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 48 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Newark usually start from $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 90 miles from Scranton to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. 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.

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, 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 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Scranton to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Scranton to Newark 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 Scranton to Newark; ticket prices start at $100.00.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Scranton?

Main departure station: 609 Luzerne Street

Scranton has two bus stations with service to Newark.

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • 609 Luzerne Street

  • Lackawanna Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

Main arrival station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

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

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

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