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Buses from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre

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Philadelphia - Wilkes-Barre Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre usually takes around 3 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Martz bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance97 mi (156 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price$44.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceMartz
Bus lines2

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

Typically $46.47 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Wilkes-Barre. Any tickets cheaper than $46.47 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.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre is expected to range from $47 to $47. If you are looking to travel to Wilkes-Barre within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $47. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $47 and can be found on July 4, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre 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 $44 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 is the best way to find cheap bus tickets, even if it’s only by a few days.

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. Of these two carriers, Martz usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway14h 11m$47.00
Martz23h 53m$46.49
  • 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 Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre start at $47. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 $44 for a one-way trip from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 97 miles from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 45 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 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Wilkes-Barre, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 5:00pm 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.

How many bus trips to Wilkes-Barre are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre; ticket prices start at $53.50.

City Information

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. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up 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 Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Philadelphia has two bus stations with service to Wilkes-Barre.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert 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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