General Frequently Asked Questions

May I bring food and drink on board the bus?

Yes, food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed on the bus, as long as they are in proper containers. Glass bottles are prohibited. Driver may ask to inspect coolers prior to boarding. Please be sure to remove your litter when you leave the coach.

Do I need reservations?

In the industry most schedules are first come, first serve. However, Martz offers some reservation options; please click the RESERVATIONS tab to learn more.

May I use a Greyhound or other bus company ticket on a Martz bus?

Yes, we honor most tickets written by other bus companies including Greyhound, with some exceptions please see the Ticket Agent before boarding.

Are pets or service animals allowed on the bus?

Sorry, no pets. Service animals are welcome to travel with Martz.  Service animals are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. (defined by US Dept. of Justice)

How many pieces of baggage can I take?

On Martz schedules, you can place 2 pieces of luggage underneath the bus per adult ticket and 1 piece per child ticket as well as one carry-on. All luggage must have an identification tag affixed which should include your name and telephone number. Passengers will be charged an excess baggage fee of $35.00 for each additional bag.

Oversized (exterior dimensions over 62 inches adding length + width + height) and Overweight bags (over 50lbs) must be sent via Package Express, shipping charges will apply (averaging $35 each). Bicycles, skis, etc. must be packed in wood, canvas or other substantial container and securely fastened. When traveling Greyhound, Fullington or Bieber schedules, passengers are permitted one (1) piece of luggage before excess baggage charges will apply, visit Greyhound’s website for more information.

May I listen to music or use my laptop computer on the bus?

Yes, music devices and other electronic equipment are welcome on the bus when used courteously with other travelers. Music devices must be used with headphones and played at a low enough volume so as not to disturb other passengers or distract the bus driver. This is simply a matter of common courtesy that we must enforce for the comfort and safety of other passengers and the bus driver.

May I use my cell phone while traveling on the bus?

Yes, but as a courtesy to other passengers, we prefer that you do not use your cell phone while traveling on the coach. Your cellphone should be set to vibrate. If you must use your cell phone, please limit your use to brief necessary calls only, and use it in a manner that does not interfere with other passengers or create a distraction for our driver. If your cell phone use disturbs other passengers or the driver, or if your cell phone continues to ring, the driver may ask you to turn off your cell phone. It is our goal to provide all of our passengers with the ability to rest comfortably and enjoy a safe and quiet ride while traveling with Martz Trailways.

Is smoking allowed on buses?

No. Federal law does not permit smoking on buses, including e-cigarettes.

How long are tickets valid?

One way = 90 days

Round trip = 1 year

Party fares – the round trip must be completed within 30 days of the departure date selected.

Specials fares such as Atlantic City, Sands Casino, and Curbside Express are only valid for the date(s) selected.  These specials are both non-refundable and non-transferable.

The Big Apple and 2 For NY specials – the round trip must be completed on the date selected.  Please see an agent if you need to change the travel date.

Are there group rates for tickets?

Yes. Ask an agent for special group rates or go to our charter page on this web site.

Do you have single and multi day tours?

Yes, visit the tours section of this website for information.

Why can't I find the city that I am looking for on your website?

Martz Trailways is proud to serve the wonderful people of Pennsylvania and New York for over 100 years. Our schedules provide daily transportation for customers traveling between:

  • Wilkes-Barre, Scranton & Poconos to/from NY Port Authority/Wall St
  • Wilkes-Barre, Scranton & Poconos to/from Norristown & Philadelphia PA
  • Wilkes-Barre, Scranton & Poconos to/from Atlantic City

For schedules, fares and specials to all other destinations, visit www.greyhound.com

Do I have to buy a ticket for my small child?

Children who have not reached their second birthday will be carried free when not occupying a seat. Children 2yrs old to 11yrs old (those that haven’t reached their 12th birthday) will receive a discount of 25% when traveling with an adult paying full-fare. Up to three (3) children may accompany an adult at the reduced rate.

How old do you have to be to travel without an adult?

Martz reserves the right to refuse tickets and/or boarding, if a minor traveling without an adult cannot provide ID to verify minimum age of 16 years old. Martz will allow minors that are at least 15 years old to travel without a parent if he/she is an official member of the Martz Student Discount Program. For Greyhound policies, please visit www.greyhound.com.

Does Martz offer Student Discounts?

You can enroll in Martz Student Discount Program if you are a College or High School Students to receive 25% off Martz full-fare tickets. Membership applications must include driver’s license and photo college ID. High school members must be at least 15yrs old, 2 forms of ID and parent authorization is required. Membership applications and discounted tickets are only available at official Martz locations. Annual membership fee is $20.00. Greyhound requires students to be a member of the Student Advantage, see their website for more details.

How reliable are the schedules?

All schedules are issued for the convenience of the public. While Martz and all connecting companies endeavor to maintain schedules shown, these schedules are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice. Times shown are approximate and are intended for information purposes only. Schedule times may vary due to traffic, time of day and road conditions.

Can I buy a ticket from the driver?

Customers may purchase a one way FULL FARE ticket from the driver in the event the bus station or ticket counter is closed at the time of departure. Customers are required to have exact change. Drivers do not carry change.

Does Martz offer Senior Citizen Discount?

Yes, seniors that have valid photo ID verifying they are at least 62yrs old will receive 12% off Martz full-fare tickets.

Travel between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton is free for seniors 65yrs and older.  Funded by the PA Lottery; valid ID is required to benefit from this program.

Does Martz offer Military Discounts?

Yes, active military personnel with valid ID receive 10% off Martz full-fare tickets.

Does Martz offer any Discounts for Disabled Travelers?

No there is no discount for disabled travelers.

  • Martz does offer the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) discount of 50%, when traveling with a disabled traveler that purchases a full-fare ticket
  • Priority boarding is also available with priority seating in the front row (seats 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Special handling tags are also available when assistance with luggage is needed

Please consider contacting us at 570 821 3800 for assistance, or click the ADA button during your online ticket purchase.

Do the buses have wheelchair lifts?

Yes, the buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts.

Please note:

  • Personal assistance device maximum weight is 200 lbs, with a 600 lb combined max weight
  • Device measurements between 30″ W X 48″ H

Traveling with oxygen?

Please note:

  • You may bring up to 4 canisters in total (2 on the motor coach and 2 stored in the baggage compartment)
  • Maximum size is 26 inches long and 4.5 inches wide
  • Canisters stored must be in protective cases with safety caps on the valves

Can a person be denied travel?

Yes, Martz reserves the right to refuse to transport a person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs or who is incapable of taking care of him/herself, or whose conduct is such or likely to be such as to make him or her objectionable to other passengers or prospective passengers, or who refuses to comply with any lawful rule or regulation of the carrier. Such persons may be removed from the bus at any usual stopping place or at such other place as the driver may select. In event of such removal, the liability of the carrier shall not exceed the amount of the fare paid by the passenger.

Exception: This rule does not apply to persons who are ill and accompanied by an attendant or nurse.

Am I required to wear a seat belt on the coaches that have them?

Although not required by law, Martz strongly recommends wearing the seatbelts on the coaches that provide them.