There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Scranton by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) ORD - AVP

$242 - $470

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Newark, Nj 1604
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Scranton, Pa 300

$96 - $234

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Scranton, Pa 212

$110 - $297

Bus D&J Bus  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Madison Av/E 46 St to University of Scranton Curbside Express NY to Scranton

$125 - $150

Drive  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Scranton 706.7 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Scranton is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 30 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Scranton is to fly which costs $240 - $470 and takes 3 h 43 min.

More details

The distance between Chicago and Scranton is 622 miles. The road distance is 706.7 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Chicago to Scranton, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Scranton. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Scranton, Pa via Newark, Nj. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 5 min.

More details

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Scranton, PA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Scranton every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Scranton via Cermak-Chinatown, Chicago, IL, New York, East Broadway, 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr, and Madison Av/E 46 St in around 19 h 27 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Rochester, Ny to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Chicago, Il to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Newark, Nj to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Madison Av/E 46 St to University of Scranton
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
martztrailways.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Where to next?