Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg coach

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Wilkes-Barre - Harrisburg Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There is one daily coach from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg. Traveling by coach from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg usually takes around 2 hours and 25 minutes, but some coaches might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Shortest duration2h 25m
Cheapest price£35.26
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFullington Trailways
Coach lines1

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Rachel

3 January 2023- Visiting family

Fullington Trailways

Pros: Picked up on time. Cons: Missed my connecting train because we were late. Tips: None.

Pros: Picked up on time. Cons: Missed my connecting train because we were late. Tips: None.

Price trends for coaches from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg

Average prices by travel date

£37£25£12FebFeb

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg. Fullington Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways12h 26m£35.26
  • Fullington Trailways

    Fullington Trailways

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg?

The coach takes an average of 2 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 85 miles from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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?

There is usually only one coach per day from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg. It leaves the station in Wilkes-Barre at 17:00 each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many coach departures serve Harrisburg each day?

There is usually only one coach per day from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct coach, meaning that you do not have to get on a different coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Wilkes-Barre to Harrisburg; ticket prices start at £68.02.

City Information

Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US - WKB-0

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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.

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

Station Information

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 Harrisburg?

Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-0

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-1

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Main arrival station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

The Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a national historical landmark, with a portion of the station dating back to 1887. The station still serves as the city’s primary transportation hub and welcomes over half a million passengers annually. The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the departure point for Amtrak’s Keystone Service to New York City and a stop on the Pennsylvanian route from New York City to Pittsburgh. Besides train service, bus service on Jefferson Lines, Fullington Trailways, and Greyhound operates through this station. Located in downtown Harrisburg, the station is a quick walk from Capitol Park and some of the city’s top restaurants and shopping.

Coach stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

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