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There are 8 ways to get from Boston to Scranton by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - P.A.B.T to Scranton From NYC to Wilkes Barre / ...

$95 - $206

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Bus Boltbus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station Boston
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Scranton, Pa 300

$35 - $77

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - P.A.B.T to Scranton From NYC to Wilkes Barre / ...

$40 - $94

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Scranton 293.8 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Newark, bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Scranton, Pa

$75 - $329

Fly to New York La Guardia, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - P.A.B.T to Scranton

$80 - $311

Fly to New York JFK, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - P.A.B.T to Scranton

$84 - $352

Fly to Philadelphia, train, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) BOS - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Penn Station
  3. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Scranton, Pa

$181 - $543

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Scranton is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Scranton is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Scranton. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Scranton via New York, NY - P.A.B.T. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 43 min.

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The distance between Boston and Scranton is 247 miles. The road distance is 293.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Scranton without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 24 min and costs $95 - $210.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Boston to Scranton, including transfers.

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Boston to Scranton bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Boston to Scranton bus services, operated by Martz Trailways, arrive at Scranton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Scranton is 294 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to drive from Boston to Scranton.

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  • Distance: 247.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Scranton, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Boston to Scranton via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, NY - P.A.B.T in around 7 h 43 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from New York, NY - P.A.B.T to Scranton
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Newark, Nj to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
boltbus.com

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JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Scranton. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $6.

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