There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Wilkes-Barre by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) ORD - AVP

$257 - $485

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  21 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny 1604
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - P.A.B.T to Wilkes-Barre, PA From NYC to Wilkes Barre / ...

$115 - $247

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Train, bus via Regional Transportation Center  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, Ny to Scranton, Pa 212

$132 - $347

Bus D&J Bus  •  20 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia, PA Nyc
  3. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Wilkes-Barre, PA 202

$132 - $157

Train, bus  •  29 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Wilkes-Barre, PA 202

$170 - $445

Drive  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Wilkes-Barre 688.8 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Wilkes-Barre. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Wilkes-Barre, PA via New York and Philadelphia, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 26 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Wilkes-Barre is 612 miles. The road distance is 688.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Wilkes-Barre without a car is to train and bus which takes 18 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Chicago to Wilkes-Barre, including transfers.

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Chicago to Wilkes-Barre bus services, operated by D&J Bus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Wilkes-Barre is to fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Chicago to Wilkes-Barre bus services, operated by Martz Trailways, arrive at Wilkes-Barre, PA station.

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Wilkes-Barre is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 2:43 AM in Chicago and 3:43 AM in Wilkes-Barre.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Wilkes-Barre is 689 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 12 min to drive from Chicago to Wilkes-Barre.

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  • Distance: 611.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Wilkes-Barre every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Wilkes-Barre via New York and Philadelphia, PA in around 20 h 26 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
12 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Binghamton, Ny to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from New York, NY - P.A.B.T to Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Wilkes-Barre. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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