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There are 2 daily trains from Wilkes-Barre to Newark. Traveling by train from Wilkes-Barre to Newark usually takes around 7 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 6 hours and 18 minutes.
|Distance||96 mi (154 km)|
|Fastest train||6h 18m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Wilkes-Barre to Newark?
In the last month, $119.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Newark, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $13.00 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Wilkes-Barre to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $78 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Wilkes-Barre to Newark in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $107 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 3 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Wilkes-Barre will be about $13.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Wilkes-Barre to Newark?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to Newark, New Jersey. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
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 2 Amtrak trains from Wilkes-Barre to Newark every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $84.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Wilkes-Barre to Newark 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 Wilkes-Barre to Newark?
How long is the train journey from Wilkes-Barre to Newark?
The distance between Wilkes-Barre and Newark is approximately 96 miles, or 154 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 18 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 Wilkes-Barre to Newark are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Wilkes-Barre at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Wilkes-Barre to Newark?
Trains leave the station in Wilkes-Barre twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
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.
Where is the train station in Wilkes-Barre?
There is one train station in Wilkes-Barre.
Where is the train station in Newark?
Newark receives travelers from Wilkes-Barre at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Newark:
Newark Intl Airport
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