Wilkes-Barre to Allentown coach
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There are 2 intercity coaches per day from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown. Traveling by coach from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown usually takes around 5 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Martz coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.
|Distance||49 mi (78 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 35m|
|Trips per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Fullington Trailways|
How much is a coach ticket from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown?
Typically £19.65 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to Allentown. At this price a coach trip is a cheap way to travel from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown is expected to range from £21 to £28. If you are looking to travel to Allentown within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £21. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £21 and can be found on 14 February 2023.
Monthly average prices
What coach companies travel from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown?
There are 3 bus lines from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Each of these companies only runs one bus per day. The following table helps you compare your available choices:
|Coach||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Thruway||1||2h 35m||£25.39|
|Fullington Trailways||1||5h 25m||£23.32|
Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown start at £25. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.
Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.
Book Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown from £27. There are 1 Martz schedules from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Allentown. In Wilkes-Barre, Martz departs to Allentown from Intermodal Transp Ctr and no other station. In Allentown, Martz arrives at Allentown LANTA and no other station.
An average trip on Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown takes 2 hours and 35 minutes .
On weekends, Martz offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Allentown.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by coach from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the coach or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the coach ride from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown?
The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 49 miles from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?
Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Allentown. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.
When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Wilkes-Barre?
The first coach leaves at 05:00 and the last coach leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all coaches from Wilkes-Barre to Allentown, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many coach departures serve Allentown each day?
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Wilkes-Barre is a Pennsylvania city surrounded by the Pocono Mountains. Like much of the Poconos, Wilkes-Barre has its fair share of resorts, outdoor adventure, and entertainment options. Slip down rocky slides and soak in glacial meltwater "tubs" at Kirby Park and Seven Tubs Nature Area, or enjoy the urban greenery at the River Common. Coal mining put Wilkes-Barre on the map, and you can imagine what life was like in the 19th-century boom by visiting Eckley Miners' Village in Luzerne County.
Nightlife in Wilkes-Barre is exciting, and it all starts at the Mohegan Sun Pocono, a casino resort and racetrack. Test your luck on the slots, cards, or horse races, or simply enjoy the luxurious dining options and spa on-site. Downtown Wilkes-Barre also has solid restaurants and bars to choose from.
Although Amtrak trains do not stop in Wilkes-Barre, Amtrak Thruway buses connect the city to Philadelphia, where you can transfer to several of Philly's rail lines. Plus, Fullington Trailways and Martz operate intercity bus service to Wilkes-Barre from Scranton, Delaware Water Gap, New York, and more. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is convenient to reach from town and offers flights on several major airlines.
Allentown, aka the Queen City, holds historical significance in Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell is the biggest attraction in town, with travelers coming from across the country to see the famous bell patriots successfully hid during the American Revolution. If you're in tune with art or monumental buildings, the city's museum has over 17,000 works of art that hold the history of the people that lived there.
On a more adventurous note, there is the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, known best for Karting, where you can get your fix at over 40 miles an hour on the quarter-mile track. It has a league of racers that are devoted to becoming the top Karters in the city. Get behind the wheel to give them some competition- or sit back with a drink to watch the races. Looking for a nightlife experience? There are plenty of nightclubs, lounges, and restaurants to keep the party going after dark.
Allentown has a variety of bus companies providing intercity transport, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Martz. Amtrak also provides service from major cities like New Orleans, Newark, and Dallas. Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) station is about 4 miles out from the city, which makes it easy to catch a quick bus or train anywhere.
Where does the coach leave from in Wilkes-Barre?
Main departure station: Intermodal Transp Ctr
Most coaches depart from the main station in Wilkes-Barre.
All coach stations in Wilkes-Barre:
Intermodal Transp Ctr
Where does the coach arrive in Allentown?
Main arrival station: Allentown LANTA
These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Allentown.
Coach stations in Allentown:
Allentown Transp Ctr
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