WILKES-BARRE — Area travelers will have a new bus connection to the state’s third-largest city starting next month.
The Martz Group will add Allentown service starting June 18, the company announced Thursday, filling a gap in their network of routes linking Northeastern Pennsylvania with Philadelphia.
“Customers in the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Pocono region were often disappointed with the lack of convenient schedule options to and from Allentown, and we wanted to help with their request,” Martz General Manager Bob Chepalonis said.
The company is adding Allentown stops to its existing Philadelphia route, so travelers will not be required to transfer or lay over to reach the Lehigh Valley.
The trips will continue to begin in Scranton, serving Wilkes-Barre and White Haven en route to Allentown and Philadelphia. There will be three trips per day on Fridays and Sundays and two trips every other day. Fares will be just over $30 one way or $52 round trip, Chepalonis added.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting any Martz location in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Mount Pocono, Delaware Water Gap, Blakeslee and the Allentown Bus Terminal. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting www.martztrailways.com.
Founded in 1908, Martz is a family-owned and operated transportation company with headquarters on Old River Road in Wilkes-Barre. It operates a range of fixed-route and special bus services in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Florida.