Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh bus

Lowest Prices

We partner with the top coach & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Wilkes-Barre - Pittsburgh Bus Timetable

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from€27.54

Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh. Traveling by bus from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh usually takes around 8 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Fullington Trailways bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance222 mi (357 km)
Shortest duration6h 40m
Cheapest price€53.24
Most frequent serviceFullington Trailways
Bus lines1

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

Typically €88.47 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Pittsburgh. Considering the long haul nature of the trip to Pittsburgh and taking into account ease of bus travel tickets this price is 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.

Average prices by travel date

€96€64€32JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh is expected to range from €87 to €96. If you are looking to travel to Pittsburgh within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €87. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €87 and can be found on 31 January 2023.

Monthly average prices

€92€73€55€37€18MAMJJASONDJF

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 €71 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh in February, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €76 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways38h 31m€92.50
  • 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 bus from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 357 kilometers from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 40 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?

Because many passengers travel from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

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

The first bus leaves at 13:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at €93.64.

City Information

Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US - WKB-0

Image credit: Unsplash

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.

Pittsburgh

Once the epitome of American industrial power, Pittsburgh has recently seen new waves of changes that turn it into a vibrant destination for visitors, especially for families. When in Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the chance to hop on the Duquesne Incline and get to the top of Mount Washington. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of where the three rivers collide, which offers plenty of excellent photogenic angles. Culturally-inclined travelers will find the Senator John Heinz History Center the perfect place to spend a day in. It does not just offer exhibitions on the city’s history but also on its baseball and football legacies, as well as Heinz products. Whether you are a sports fan or not, it is worthwhile to check out the Heinz Field, which provides a unique waterfront view.

Pittsburgh’s staple is pierogies, and some of the highest-rated eateries that include the dish on their menu are Pierogies Plus and Penn Brewery. These establishments serve other Eastern European dishes for your enjoyment as well. For traditional American eats, Eleven has an excellent selection.

Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the nearby Pittsburgh Union Station. The main airport of the city is the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is located 10 miles west of Downtown. Another alternative is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 44 miles east of the city.

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 Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr  - PGHIMS-0

Image credit: An Errant Knight

Link to image attribution

Main arrival station: Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

The Grant Street Transportation Center on 11th St is the primary transportation hub of the city. It sits right across the street from the Amtrak Station, and its downtown location makes it convenient to access all of Pittsburgh. The station offers intercity bus services from popular lines such as Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Jefferson Lines, with destinations including New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Ample parking is available at the station, and surrounding amenities include multiple hotels and takeout venues.

Bus stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

  • Pittsburgh International Airport

Get around town with Moovit

Download Moovit to see all of your local transit options in Pittsburgh. Download here

Need a return trip from Pittsburgh to Wilkes-Barre?

Search Bus Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android