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

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Binghamton, Ny 206 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Schenectady, NY Binghamton

$49 - $83

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Wilkes-Barre/Kings College, PA to New York Express/ P.A.B.T., NY Wbx1
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$69 - $104

Bus, train via Wilkes-Barre, PA  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to New York 117 / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$73 - $109

Bus via New York  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to New York 117 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave. to Schenectady, NY - Taste of China 711 State St. Capital Bus Tours

$63 - $79

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady 199.1 miles

$19 - $29

Fly  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) to Albany (ALB) AVP - ALB

$208 - $832

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The cheapest way to get from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady. However, there are services departing from Wilkes-Barre, PA and arriving at Schenectady, NY via Scranton, Pa and Binghamton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 15m.

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The distance between Wilkes-Barre and Schenectady is 148 miles. The road distance is 199.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady without a car is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs $45 - $85.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady, including transfers.

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Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Scranton, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs $45 - $85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $850 and takes 6h 49m.

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There is no direct flight from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 3m and has one stopover.

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Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Schenectady, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady.
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  • Distance: 148.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA and Schenectady, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady via Scranton, PA, Scranton, Pa, Binghamton, Ny, and Binghamton, NY in around 6h 15m. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Albany via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $110
Business
$80 - $120
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 Scranton, Pa to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$30 - $45
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Martz Trailways
Phone
+1 570 821-3838
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Wilkes-Barre/Kings College, PA to New York Express/ P.A.B.T., NY
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Capital Bus Tour
Website
capitalbustour.com
Bus from New York - Oakwood 888 6th Ave. to Schenectady, NY - Taste of China 711 State St.
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
capitalbustour.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Wilkes-Barre to Schenectady.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 109+ hotels available in Schenectady. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport is to taxi which takes 16m and costs $55 - $70.

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