Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is the main airport of northeast Pennsylvania and of the Wyoming Valley (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area). It is located near the border of Luzerne County and Lackawanna County, exactly four miles away from Scranton and six miles away from Wilkes-Barre, in the borough of Avoca, near the border of Luzerne County and Lackawanna County. It is the fifth largest airport in the state in terms of passenger boarding. It claims to be “your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Pocono Mountains.” The airport has two asphalt runways, with its general aviation serviced by the fixed base operator (FBO) Aviation Technologies. It is served by Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express, with flights to Orlando, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Newark, Charlotte, and Philadelphia.
Wilkes-Barre is a city in northeastern Pennsylvania, about 20 miles southwest of Scranton. The city has a number of attractions, such as the Main Street Square, also known as ‘The Square,’ at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street. It is often a venue for festivals. You’ll see several vendors here as well. Watch a skit, a play, or a movie at the FM Kirby Center, which is located directed on the Main Square. It shows movies, concerts, plays, and a variety of performances. Visit Boscov's Department Store, one of the few remaining big-box stores in the area. Watch ice hockey and minor league games at the Wachovia Arena and PNC Field, respectively. Play, watch a harness race, and dine at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino. The city is also known for its several genuine diner car restaurants like Eddie's Diner, La Tolteca, Garlic Garden, and Pete's Place.
Known as the “Electric City,” Scranton also has plenty of architecturally interesting buildings that date back from the early 1900s, most notable of which is the county courthouse in Central City. Downtown Scranton is home to the former Lackawanna Train Station, which has been converted to a Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel; Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, which was originally built as the Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral and is now a central hub for live performances. There’s also Steamtown National Historic Site, Electric City Trolley Museum, The Houdini Museum, Nay Aug Park, Everhart Museum, Scranton Iron Furnaces, Lake Scranton, and William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.
How to get around within Wilkes-Barre
Public transportation in Wilkes-Barre is available via either local buses or taxis. The buses are operated by Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA), which also covers areas throughout Luzerne County.
Navigating around Scranton can be done in many ways. All transportation throughout the city is by car. Although there are no dedicated bike lanes, you can participate in a group ride with cyclists that gather around North Washington, side of the courthouse. You can also hire private taxicabs via Posten and McCarthy. Take note that you can only do this by central dispatch and you cannot hail them on the street. You can also take the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS)-operated public bus, which runs throughout all parts of the city and also covers some Lackawanna County areas. Scranton is also a safe and practical city to explore on foot, especially in the "Central City" (or "Central Scranton"/"Downtown Scranton") area.
How to get there
Wilkes-Barre City is approximately 15 minutes away from the airport. There are also other ways of getting in. You can drive into the city by taking any of these highways: I-476 south to (Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension) Allentown and Philadelphia; and I-81 north to Scranton and Binghamton and I-81 south to Harrisburg. The Martz Trailways bus station in downtown Wilkes-Barre offers regular services from Philadelphia and New York City.
Scranton, on the other hand, is located about 20 minutes north of the airport. It is also primarily accessed by car or by coach bus via I-84, I-80, I-81, and I-476. The city is also serviced by several bus lines like Martz Trailways and Greyhound Bus Line.
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