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Newark-Wilkes-Barre Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Newark to Wilkes-Barre. Traveling by train from Newark to Wilkes-Barre usually takes around 5 hours and 57 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance96 mi (154 km)
Fastest train5h 57m
Lowest price$73.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Newark to Wilkes-Barre?

In the last month, $73.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Wilkes-Barre, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $65.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Newark to Wilkes-Barre by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $86 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Wilkes-Barre in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $128 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Wilkes-Barre from Newark will be about $65.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Newark to Wilkes-Barre?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Newark, New Jersey to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 58m$119.41
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    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Newark to Wilkes-Barre every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $73.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our train 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, train 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Newark to Wilkes-Barre?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Newark to Wilkes-Barre, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Wilkes-Barre?

The distance between Newark and Wilkes-Barre is approximately 96 miles, or 154 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 57 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Newark to Wilkes-Barre are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Newark at 3:00pm and arrives in Wilkes-Barre around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Newark to Wilkes-Barre?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Wilkes-Barre to Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Wilkes-Barre for $24.00.

City Information

Newark

As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Newark.

Where is the train station in Wilkes-Barre?

Arrival stations

Wilkes-Barre has one train station.

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