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Wilkes-Barre - Scranton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton. Traveling by bus from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton usually takes around 30 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance16 mi (26 km)
Shortest duration0h 30m
Cheapest price$15.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton

Monthly avg. prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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What bus companies travel from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton?

There are 3 bus lines from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton 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
Fullington Trailways10h 30m$15.00
Martz60h 37m$15.00
OurBus10h 30m$15.00
  • Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • Book Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton from $15. There are 6 trips per day offered by Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Scranton. In Wilkes-Barre, Martz departs to Scranton from Intermodal Transp Ctr . In Scranton, Martz arrives at Lackawanna Transit Center .

    An average trip on Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton takes 0 hours and 37 minutes , while the fastest available Martz trip will get you to Scranton in 0 hours and 30 minutes .

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $15, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 30 minutes to cover the 16 miles from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Scranton. 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, 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 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton. 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

Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US - WKB-0

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Wilkes-Barre is a Pennsylvania city surrounded by the Pocono Mountains. Like much of the Poconos, Wilkes-Barre has its fair share of resorts, outdoor adventure, and entertainment options. Slip down rocky slides and soak in glacial meltwater "tubs" at Kirby Park and Seven Tubs Nature Area, or enjoy the urban greenery at the River Common. Coal mining put Wilkes-Barre on the map, and you can imagine what life was like in the 19th-century boom by visiting Eckley Miners' Village in Luzerne County.

Nightlife in Wilkes-Barre is exciting, and it all starts at the Mohegan Sun Pocono, a casino resort and racetrack. Test your luck on the slots, cards, or horse races, or simply enjoy the luxurious dining options and spa on-site. Downtown Wilkes-Barre also has solid restaurants and bars to choose from.

Although Amtrak trains do not stop in Wilkes-Barre, Amtrak Thruway buses connect the city to Philadelphia, where you can transfer to several of Philly's rail lines. Plus, Fullington Trailways and Martz operate intercity bus service to Wilkes-Barre from Scranton, Delaware Water Gap, New York, and more. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is convenient to reach from town and offers flights on several major airlines.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Wilkes-Barre?

Main departure station: Martz Bus Terminal

Buses to Scranton leave from 3 stations in Wilkes-Barre.

All bus stations in Wilkes-Barre:

  • Martz Bus Terminal

  • Intermodal Transp Ctr

  • Wilkes-Barre

Where does the bus arrive in Scranton?

Main arrival station: Lackawanna Transit Center

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

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • Lackawanna Transit Center

  • Lackawanna Transit Center Parking Lot

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