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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC usually takes around 9 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance173 mi (278 km)
Shortest duration8h 45m
Cheapest price€33.12
Most frequent serviceMartz
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC?

€40.97 is the average price of a bus ticket from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC. Any tickets cheaper than €40.97 can be considered a great 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.

Monthly average prices

€69€55€41€28€14MAMJJASONDJF

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €54 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €64 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

€92€74€55€37€183020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €19.24 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC. Martz connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Martz49h 59m€45.33
  • 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 €33 for a one-way trip from Wilkes-Barre to Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Wilkes-Barre to Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus ride from Wilkes-Barre to Washington?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 278 kilometers from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus 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 bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Washington DC at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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

The first bus leaves at 04:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Washington DC each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Wilkes-Barre to Washington DC; ticket prices start at €60.73.

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.

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Wilkes-Barre?

Main departure station: Intermodal Transp Ctr

Most buses depart from the main station in Wilkes-Barre.

All bus stations in Wilkes-Barre:

  • Intermodal Transp Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

Bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

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