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Scranton - Allentown Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Scranton to Allentown. Traveling by bus from Scranton to Allentown usually takes around 2 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance56 mi (90 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price$22.99
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Scranton to Allentown

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Stephanie

January 31, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: WiFi is great. Cons: More frequent buses. Tips: None.

5.0

Jeraunt

September 6, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Timely. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Not really.

How much is a bus ticket from Scranton to Allentown?

Bus tickets for a trip from Scranton to Allentown cost $24.02 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 Scranton to Allentown is expected to be between $23 and $28. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 10, 2024, when tickets are available for July 10, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $23.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Scranton to Allentown is usually cheapest in July, when the average ticket price is only $25. If you're planning to take the bus from Scranton to Allentown during December, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $29. 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 19 days in advance to save up to $2.45.

What bus companies travel from Scranton to Allentown?

There are 3 bus lines from Scranton to Allentown available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Each of these companies only runs one bus per day. The following table helps you compare your available choices:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway11h 41m$46.00
Greyhound12h 40m$24.53
Martz11h 41m$38.00
  • 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 Scranton to Allentown start at $46. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 Allentown every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Allentown usually start from $23.

  • Book Martz from Scranton to Allentown from $38. Typically there is one Martz schedule per day from Scranton to Allentown and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Allentown. In Scranton, Martz departs to Allentown from Lackawanna Transit Center . In Allentown, Martz arrives at Allentown LANTA .

    An average trip on Martz from Scranton to Allentown takes 1 hours and 41 minutes , while the fastest available Martz trip will get you to Allentown in 1 hours and 40 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 Allentown.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 56 miles from Scranton to Allentown. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Allentown, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Scranton to Allentown, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

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

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.

Allentown

Allentown, aka the Queen City, holds historical significance in Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell is the biggest attraction in town, with travelers coming from across the country to see the famous bell patriots successfully hid during the American Revolution. If you're in tune with art or monumental buildings, the city's museum has over 17,000 works of art that hold the history of the people that lived there.

On a more adventurous note, there is the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, known best for Karting, where you can get your fix at over 40 miles an hour on the quarter-mile track. It has a league of racers that are devoted to becoming the top Karters in the city. Get behind the wheel to give them some competition- or sit back with a drink to watch the races. Looking for a nightlife experience? There are plenty of nightclubs, lounges, and restaurants to keep the party going after dark.

Allentown has a variety of bus companies providing intercity transport, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Martz. Amtrak also provides service from major cities like New Orleans, Newark, and Dallas. Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) station is about 4 miles out from the city, which makes it easy to catch a quick bus or train anywhere.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Scranton?

Main departure station: Lackawanna Transit Center

Most buses depart from the main station in Scranton.

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • Lackawanna Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in Allentown?

Main arrival station: Allentown Bus Stop

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

All bus stations in Allentown:

  • Allentown Bus Stop

  • Allentown LANTA

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