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There are 11 ways to get from Scranton to Boston by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train via New York  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from University of Scranton, PA to New York Express/ P.A.B.T., NY Scrx1
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$81 - $192

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Bus to Newark, fly  •  5h 6m

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

$35 - $207

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Bus, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Scranton to Newark "Greyhound"
  2. Take the train from Newark to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$58 - $155

Bus, train via Scranton, PA  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Scranton, PA to New York 117 / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$54 - $192

Bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Scranton, PA to New York 117 / ...
  2. Take the bus from 230 W 36th St. NYC to Boston South Buses Ny

$39 - $92

Bus via Newton, MA  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Scranton, PA to New York 117 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA Manhattan-Newton / ...

$45 - $103

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Scranton to Boston 294.2 miles

$28 - $45

Bus to New York JFK, fly  •  5h 40m

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

$124 - $290

Bus to New York La Guardia, fly  •  5h 33m

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

$88 - $249

Bus to Philadelphia, fly  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Scranton, PA to Philadelphia 30th St Station, PA
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS

$100 - $263

Bus to Syracuse, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Scranton to Syracuse
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Boston (BOS) SYR - BOS

$95 - $257

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The cheapest way to get from Scranton to Boston is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Scranton to Boston is to bus and fly which costs $35 - $210 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scranton to Boston. However, there are services departing from Scranton, PA and arriving at Boston South Buses via 230 W 36th St. NYC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 5m.

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The distance between Scranton and Boston is 247 miles. The road distance is 294.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Scranton to Boston without a car is to bus and train via New York which takes 7h 6m and costs $80 - $200.

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It takes approximately 7h 6m to get from Scranton to Boston, including transfers.

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Scranton to Boston bus services, operated by Martz Trailways, depart from Scranton, PA station.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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Scranton to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Scranton to Boston is 294 miles. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Scranton to Boston.

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  • Distance: 247.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 6m

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

You can take a bus from Scranton to Boston via New York and 230 W 36th St. NYC in around 8h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Syracuse to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Syracuse to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$11 - $230
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $270
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$11 - $240
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$20 - $330
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $260
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Newark to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Newark to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$65 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $190
Bus operators
Martz Trailways
Phone
+1 570 821-3838
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from University of Scranton, PA to New York Express/ P.A.B.T., NY
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Scranton, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Scranton, PA to Philadelphia 30th St Station, PA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules 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 Scranton to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Scranton to New York
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Scranton to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 230 W 36th St. NYC to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
boltbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
gobuses.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Scranton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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