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There are 5 ways to get from Washington to Wilkes-Barre by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Wilkes-Barre, PA Philadelphia

$124 - $296

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, PA to Wilkes-Barre, PA 770

$44 - $94

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Bus Megabus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Wilkes-Barre, PA Philadelphia

$45 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Wilkes-Barre 219.8 miles

$21 - $35

Subway, fly  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) IAD - AVP

$224 - $930

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Wilkes-Barre is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Wilkes-Barre is to subway and fly which costs $220 - $950 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Wilkes-Barre. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Wilkes-Barre, PA via Harrisburg, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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The distance between Washington and Wilkes-Barre is 175 miles. The road distance is 219.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Wilkes-Barre without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $120 - $300.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Washington to Wilkes-Barre, including transfers.

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Washington to Wilkes-Barre bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Washington to Wilkes-Barre bus services, operated by Fullington Trailways, arrive at Wilkes-Barre, PA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Wilkes-Barre is 220 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Washington to Wilkes-Barre.

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  • Distance: 174.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Wilkes-Barre via Harrisburg, Pa and Harrisburg, PA in around 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg, PA to Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles 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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