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

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Fly  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) PIT - AVP

$203 - $498

Cheapest option

Bus via State College, PA  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA
  2. Take the bus from State College, PA to Tannersville, PA
  3. Take the bus from Mt Pocono, PA to Scranton

$57 - $80

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, PA to Scranton, PA 770

$77 - $170

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Allentown, Pa 4692
  2. Take the bus from Allentown, PA to Scranton Philadelphia

$66 - $135

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Scranton 285.6 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Scranton is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Scranton is to fly which costs $200 - $500 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Scranton. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, PA and arriving at Scranton via State College, PA, Weis Tannersville and Mt Pocono, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 59 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Scranton is 237 miles. The road distance is 285.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Scranton without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 38 min and costs $75 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Pittsburgh to Scranton, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Scranton bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Pittsburgh, PA station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Scranton is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $200 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Scranton.
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  • Distance: 237.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Scranton, PA, USA?

Southern Airways Express, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Scranton every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Scranton via State College, PA, Tannersville, PA, Weis Tannersville, and Mt Pocono, PA in around 9 h 59 min.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak

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 Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $300
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg, PA to Scranton, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Shun Feng Inc
Phone
(617) 354-2101
Bus from State College, PA to Tannersville, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Mt Pocono, PA to Scranton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Allentown, PA to Scranton
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Mt Pocono, Pa to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Allentown, Pa
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Scranton is 286 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Scranton.

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Southern Airways Express, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Scranton. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $3.

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