Wilkes-Barre to State College coach

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Wilkes-Barre - State College Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There is one daily coach from Wilkes-Barre to State College. Traveling by coach from Wilkes-Barre to State College usually takes around 3 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Fullington Trailways coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance108 mi (173 km)
Shortest duration2h 58m
Cheapest price£34.40
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFullington Trailways
Coach lines1

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

£54.95 is the average price of a bus ticket from Wilkes-Barre to State College. Any tickets cheaper than £54.95 can be considered a good deal. It’s easy to find a bus 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

£61£41£20FebFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Wilkes-Barre to State College is expected to range from £56 to £56. If you are looking to travel to State College within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £56. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £56 and can be found on 6 February 2023.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Wilkes-Barre to State College 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 £46 whenever you decide to travel.

What coach companies travel from Wilkes-Barre to State College?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Wilkes-Barre to State College. 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 Trailways13h 4m£55.55
  • 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 State College 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 State College?

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 108 miles from Wilkes-Barre to State College. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 58 minutes. 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?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Wilkes-Barre to State College for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Wilkes-Barre?

There is usually only one coach per day from Wilkes-Barre to State College. It leaves the station in Wilkes-Barre at 13:00 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 State College each day?

There is usually only one coach per day from Wilkes-Barre to State College. 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 State College; ticket prices start at £88.45.

City Information

Wilkes-Barre

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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.

State College

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State College is a college town, hence the name. It is home to Penn State University, one of the largest universities in the United States. As expected, most of the businesses in the area are there to serve the academic clientele, particularly the professors and students living in the area (if you’re one of them, you might want to check out our recommended destinations for college students).

One of the most popular events in State College is the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which draws over a hundred thousand visitors each year. Aside from Penn State University, the city's major attractions are The Arboretum and the Beaver Stadium.

If you're into culture, history, and the arts, you should check out the Palmer Museum of Art, Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, and Centre County Historical Society.

While at State College, be sure to try out the waffles at The Original Waffle Shop. Other good places to dine are the Berkey Creamery, Allen Street Grill, and Federal Taphouse. Finally, for some good drinks, stop by Otto's Pub and Brewery.

Getting around State College is a breeze. The local airport, University Park Airport, is a mere 5 miles away from campus. In addition, Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Amtrak Thruway run regularly scheduled bus services from State College to Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, New York City, and beyond.

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 State College?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

The State College Bus Terminal, commonly referred to as the Greyhound station, is on the southern part of the Penn State University campus. The stop has a bit of covering for waiting passengers, but otherwise, you'll want to find most food and amenities elsewhere on campus. Although there is an adorable photo stand-in for anyone wanting a cute family photo while waiting for your bus to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or anywhere else in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Coach stations in State College:

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

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