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Wilkes-Barre - Philadelphia Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity coaches per day from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia. Traveling by coach from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia usually takes around 6 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Martz coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance97 mi (156 km)
Shortest duration4h 5m
Cheapest price£19.91
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceMartz
Coach lines4

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Mandy

20 June 2022- Visiting friends

Martz

Pros: It was ok. Cons: There was no wifi. Tips: Bring a snack and a neck pillow.

Pros: It was ok. Cons: There was no wifi. Tips: Bring a snack and a neck pillow.

How much is a coach ticket from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia?

The average price for a coach ticket to Philadelphia is £33.60, If your search turns up options priced lower than £33.60 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

£50£33£17FebFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia is expected to range from £27 to £41. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £35. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £27 and can be found on 28 February 2023.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £34 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £5.08 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia?

There are 4 bus lines from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Martz usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway14h 5m£38.99
Fullington Trailways26h 46m£30.74
Martz24h 11m£45.58
Martz35h 54m£39.19
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    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 Philadelphia start at £39. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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.

  • Martz

    Martz

    Book Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia from £42. There are 2 Martz schedules from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Philadelphia. In Wilkes-Barre, Martz departs to Philadelphia from Intermodal Transp Ctr and no other station. In Philadelphia, Martz arrives at Flag Stop-on Call Pickup and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia takes 4 hours and 11 minutes , while the fastest available Martz trip will get you to Philadelphia in 4 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Martz offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Philadelphia.

  • Martz

    Martz

    Martz Trailways is an intercity bus company founded in 1908 and based in Wilkes-Barre, PA. It offers affordable bus trips to 30 popular destinations throughout the Northeast, all on comfortable buses equipped with free WiFi and power outlets available at every seat. Cheap Martz Trailways bus tickets start at £20 for a one-way trip from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 97 miles from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 5 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 17:00. To see the times for all coaches from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Philadelphia each day?

There are 6 scheduled coaches that travel from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

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.

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market or join a history and food tour of the Italian Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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 Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal is a popular bus station served by several intercity bus companies, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Peter Pan Bus Lines. Conveniently located in downtown Philly, you can walk from the bus station to the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and even Independence Hall (home of the Liberty Bell). The station is a comfortable place to begin your bus journey, with a snack bar, restrooms, and vending machines, as well as several nearby parking garages and quick bites. And if your destination is Philadelphia, the Greyhound Bus Terminal makes it easy to start your sightseeing or head to your hotel, thanks to the SEPTA subway stop half a block away.

Coach stations in Philadelphia:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Flag Stop-on Call Pickup

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