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Wilkes-Barre - Philadelphia Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia usually takes around 6 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance97 mi (156 km)
Shortest duration4h 5m
Cheapest price€22.03
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceMartz
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses 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 bus ticket from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia?

The average price for a bus ticket to Philadelphia is €37.46, If your search turns up options priced lower than €37.46 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

€55€37€18FebFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia is expected to range from €31 to €45. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €39. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €31 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 €38 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

€69€55€41€28€143020100

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. Booking in advance, even by a couple of days, is the best way to find cheaper bus tickets.

What bus 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway14h 5m€43.15
Fullington Trailways26h 46m€34.55
Martz24h 10m€50.34
Martz35h 49m€43.43
  • 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 €43. 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 €47. There are 2 trips per day offered by Martz 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 . In Philadelphia, Martz arrives at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other station.

    An average trip on Martz from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia takes 4 hours and 10 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. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip 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 €22 for a one-way trip from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 156 kilometers from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus 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 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 Philadelphia 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

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

The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Philadelphia each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus 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 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 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.

Bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Flag Stop-on Call Pickup

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