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Scranton - Philadelphia Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Scranton to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from Scranton to Philadelphia usually takes around 6 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance104 mi (167 km)
Shortest duration3h 5m
Cheapest price$26.99
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

How much is a bus ticket from Scranton to Philadelphia?

Bus tickets for a trip from Scranton to Philadelphia cost $46.33 on average. Tickets cheaper than $46.33 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

$90$60$30JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Scranton to Philadelphia is expected to be between $38 and $79. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 30, 2024, when tickets are available for July 30, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $49.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ
Bus tickets from Scranton to Philadelphia are at their cheapest average price in February. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $41. On the other hand, traveling on this route during October might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for October trips cost $65, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 21 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $39.39 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Scranton to Philadelphia?

There are 4 bus lines from Scranton to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 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 Thruway13h 5m$66.00
FlixBus US116h 27m$80.72
Greyhound35h 59m$57.34
Martz13h 5m$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 Scranton to Philadelphia start at $66. 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 11 trips per day from Scranton to Philadelphia, 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 3 bus trips from Scranton to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 59 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from $27.

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

    An average trip on Martz from Scranton to Philadelphia takes 3 hours and 5 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 Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 104 miles from Scranton to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 5 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 Philadelphia. 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 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Scranton to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Scranton to Philadelphia 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.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Scranton?

Main departure station: 609 Luzerne Street

Scranton has two bus stations with service to Philadelphia.

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • 609 Luzerne Street

  • Lackawanna Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Main arrival station: 199 Spg Gdn St

Buses arrive in Philadelphia at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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