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Other ways to get from Scranton to Buffalo

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$48.57
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$295.50
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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Scranton to Buffalo. Traveling by bus from Scranton to Buffalo usually takes around 6 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance194 mi (312 km)
Shortest duration5h 25m
Cheapest price$40.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Scranton to Buffalo?

Bus tickets for a trip from Scranton to Buffalo cost $45.18 on average. Tickets cheaper than $45.18 are an excellent bargain. 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

$60$40$20JulJul

If you're planning to travel by bus from Scranton to Buffalo in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $43 to $52. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 31, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Buffalo this week, bus tickets are available starting at $44.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Scranton to Buffalo is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $41. If you're planning to take the bus from Scranton to Buffalo during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $48. 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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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 28 days in advance to save $9.23 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Scranton to Buffalo?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Scranton to Buffalo that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US55h 49m$52.68
Greyhound16h 43m$48.29
  • 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 Scranton to Buffalo, 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 Buffalo every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 43 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Buffalo usually start from $41.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 194 miles from Scranton to Buffalo. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 25 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.

Because many passengers travel from Scranton to Buffalo at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Buffalo, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Scranton to Buffalo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Scranton to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Scranton to Buffalo without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Scranton to Buffalo; ticket prices start at $223.00.

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.

Buffalo

Buffalo is a great budget destination that will not burn through your pocket. Located just a few hours’ drive away from Niagara Falls, the city serves as a transportation hub for tourists who want to marvel at the sights of the famous landmark. Visitors can either enjoy the tour from a boat, or walk around the section behind the falls themselves. If you opt for a more idyllic and peaceful destination instead, Forest Lawn is a good choice. A beautiful cemetery that is far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the destination is a perfect spot for a picnic. As the day winds down to an end, don’t hesitate to attend a performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, which features lavish interiors as well as amazing Broadway shows.

Buffalo’s chicken wings are the city’s trademark dish, and tourists who wish to grab a bite could do so at Duff’s Famous Wings or Anchor Bar. For a wider selection, The Left Bank is an even better option.

The principal bus station in Buffalo is the Metropolitan Transportation Center downtown. Travelers can catch buses by Greyhound, New York Trailways, Fullington Trailways and Barons Bus Lines from this station. The main Amtrak train station in Buffalo is located on Exchange St not too far from the bus station. Buffalo is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s principal airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is located in the suburb area of Cheektowaga. The city is also served by the nearby Niagara Falls International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Scranton?

Main departure station: 609 Luzerne Street

Scranton has two bus stations with service to Buffalo.

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • 609 Luzerne Street

  • Lackawanna Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in Buffalo?

Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St  - BNYMEG-0

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Main arrival station: Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

The Downtown Terminal in Buffalo is the center of bus transportation in the city. The terminal currently serves many intercity bus lines such as Greyhound, FlixBus, Fullington Trailways, Barons Bus Lines, and New York Trailways. The station offers vending machines and even a Tim Horton’s for a taste of Canada’s favorite coffee and donuts. Situated in the heart of downtown Buffalo, travelers can easily access restaurants, hotels, or the Amtrak station on Exchange Street to continue their travels.

All bus stations in Buffalo:

  • Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

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