Getting Around

Visitors watch a steam locomotive on the turntable at Steamtown
Be prepared for gravel, dirt, concrete and macadam footing, and remember that steam locomotives can create wet and slippery spots from condensed steam and oil drips.

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Be prepared for walking on concrete, wood, brick and gravel, ramps and stairs. There may be slippery spots from oil and grease drips, especially during inclement weather. The park museums are accessible but effective with 2017, train rides are not due to circumstances beyond our control.
COLTS [County of Lackawanna Transit System] bus awaits passengers at downtown Scranton terminal.  COLTS provides public transportation services to all residents of Lackawanna County.



Both Greyhound Lines and Martz Trailways service Scranton from a central bus terminal in Central City. The Scranton Intermodal Center (SIC) is located at 30 Lackawanna Avenue, adjacent to the main vehicle entrance (Cliff Street) for the Park. The most convenient walking access, however, is via the Marketplace at Steamtown which is located just east of the SIC.

(Note: The pedestrian bridge connecting the Marketplace at Steamtown with Steamtown NHS is private - not park - property, and is generally closed during winter months and during other periods of extreme weather conditions. Additionally, the Marketplace begins pay-to-park effective January 2018.)

COLTS (County of Lackawanna Transit System) provides local bus service to Scranton and all of Lackawanna County. (570) 346-2061 or 876-1256 for schedules and more information. LCTA (Luzerne Country Transportation Authority) provides service to the SIC from Wilkes-Barre and Luzerne Country locations.


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) at Avoca serves the greater Pocono Northeast. The airport is serviced by major auto rental agencies, and limo and taxi services. Check with your hotel directly to learn if they offer free ground transportation to/from the park during your stay.

Please note that rail passenger service is not available in, to or from Northeastern Pennsylvania. The nearest Amtrak locations are New York City (98 mi), Harrisburg (100 mi), and Philadelphia (105 mi); connecting bus service to Scranton may be available from those locations. Check with Amtrak or your travel agent.

Last updated: October 31, 2017

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150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018


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