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Other ways to get from Scranton to Pittsburgh

There are usually 1 daily train trips available from Scranton to Pittsburgh.

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Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$89.25
Avg. Price
$179.14
Daily Trips
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3
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1
Duration
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15h 10m
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15h 56m
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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Scranton to Pittsburgh. Traveling by bus from Scranton to Pittsburgh usually takes around 15 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance236 mi (380 km)
Shortest duration12h 50m
Cheapest price$44.48
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from Scranton to Pittsburgh?

Bus tickets for a trip from Scranton to Pittsburgh cost $71.48 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

$105$70$35JulJul

If you're planning to travel by bus from Scranton to Pittsburgh in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $60 to $105. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 23, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Pittsburgh this week, bus tickets are available starting at $71.

Monthly avg. prices

$125$100$75$50$25ASONDJFMAMJJ
Taking the bus from Scranton to Pittsburgh is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $62. If you're planning to take the bus from Scranton to Pittsburgh during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $120. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

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 27 days in advance to save up to $74.49.

What bus companies travel from Scranton to Pittsburgh?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Scranton to Pittsburgh that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US415h 7m$101.82
Greyhound115h 17m$86.29
  • 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 4 trips per day from Scranton to Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 15 hours and 17 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Pittsburgh usually start from $44.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 236 miles from Scranton to Pittsburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 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.

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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Scranton to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Scranton to Pittsburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Scranton to Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at $126.00.

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.

Pittsburgh

Once the epitome of American industrial power, Pittsburgh has recently seen new waves of changes that turn it into a vibrant destination for visitors, especially for families. When in Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the chance to hop on the Duquesne Incline and get to the top of Mount Washington. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of where the three rivers collide, which offers plenty of excellent photogenic angles. Culturally-inclined travelers will find the Senator John Heinz History Center the perfect place to spend a day in. It does not just offer exhibitions on the city’s history but also on its baseball and football legacies, as well as Heinz products. Whether you are a sports fan or not, it is worthwhile to check out the Heinz Field, which provides a unique waterfront view.

Pittsburgh’s staple is pierogies, and some of the highest-rated eateries that include the dish on their menu are Pierogies Plus and Penn Brewery. These establishments serve other Eastern European dishes for your enjoyment as well. For traditional American eats, Eleven has an excellent selection.

Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the nearby Pittsburgh Union Station. The main airport of the city is the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is located 10 miles west of Downtown. Another alternative is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 44 miles east of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Scranton?

Main departure station: 609 Luzerne Street

Scranton has two bus stations with service to Pittsburgh.

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • 609 Luzerne Street

  • Lackawanna Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr  - PGHIMS-0

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Main arrival station: Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

The Grant Street Transportation Center on 11th St is the primary transportation hub of the city. It sits right across the street from the Amtrak Station, and its downtown location makes it convenient to access all of Pittsburgh. The station offers intercity bus services from popular lines such as Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Jefferson Lines, with destinations including New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Ample parking is available at the station, and surrounding amenities include multiple hotels and takeout venues.

All bus stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

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