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There are 2 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre usually takes around 3 hours and 25 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.
|Distance||97 mi (156 km)|
|Shortest duration||3h 25m|
|Trips per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Thruway|
How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre?
Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre cost $56.00 on average. Tickets cheaper than $56.00 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
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What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.
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 Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre start at $60. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.
Book Martz from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre from $56. Typically there is one Martz schedule per day from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre and you can expect on average to pay for a Martz ticket to Wilkes-Barre. In Philadelphia, Martz departs to Wilkes-Barre from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St . In Wilkes-Barre, Martz arrives at Intermodal Transp Ctr .
An average trip on Martz from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre takes 3 hours and 25 minutes .
On weekends, Martz offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Wilkes-Barre.
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The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 97 miles from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre. 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are usually only 2 buses per day from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre; ticket prices start at $111.00.
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 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.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?
Main departure station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia.
All bus stations in Philadelphia:
30th St Station - 2955 Market St
Where does the bus arrive in Wilkes-Barre?
Main arrival station: Intermodal Transp Ctr
All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Wilkes-Barre.
All bus stations in Wilkes-Barre:
Intermodal Transp Ctr
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