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There are 6 ways to get from Scranton to Washington by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) to Washington Dulles (IAD) AVP - IAD

$182 - $710

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Bus Fullington Trailways  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Scranton, PA to Harrisburg, PA 771
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc 4697 / ...

$49 - $94

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Bus, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Scranton to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Scranton
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$127 - $301

Bus, train via New York, NY - P.A.B.T  •  6 h 8 min

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

$138 - $389

Bus Martz Trailways  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Scranton to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Scranton
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC

$51 - $76

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Scranton to Washington 238.8 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Scranton to Washington is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Scranton to Washington is to fly which costs $180 - $750 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scranton to Washington. However, there are services departing from Scranton, PA and arriving at Washington, Dc via Harrisburg, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Scranton and Washington is 189 miles. The road distance is 238.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Scranton to Washington without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $120 - $310.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Scranton to Washington, including transfers.

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Scranton to Washington bus services, operated by Fullington Trailways, depart from Scranton, PA station.

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The best way to get from Scranton to Washington is to fly which takes 2 h 31 min and costs $180 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $95 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport to Washington Dulles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 22 min.

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Scranton to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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  • Distance: 189.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

What companies run services between Scranton, PA, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

United Airlines flies from Scranton to Washington twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Scranton to Washington via Harrisburg, PA and Harrisburg, Pa in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Bus operators
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Scranton to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Scranton to New York, NY - P.A.B.T
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Scranton to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.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, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Scranton, PA to Harrisburg, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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fab.tdstickets.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Scranton to Washington is 239 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Scranton to Washington.

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United Airlines offers flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport to Washington Dulles Airport.

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There are 802+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Scranton to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $40 - $55.

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