Because Wilkes-Barre isn't a huge city, public transportation isn't the norm in terms of getting from point A to point B. However, if it is needed, it is there. A department store, drug store, convenience stores, and some eateries are within walking distance. Also, Wilkes offers University transportation about once a month to larger shopping areas. (You have to schedule a trip with the University.) For students needing a taxi to get somewhere, there are several cab companies that can be called for a car. Additionally, there is the Luzerne County Transit Authority, which has a daily bus schedule to all points in the county, as well as to neighboring Scranton. The LCTA offers a student discount as well.
If students have one too many, Wilkes also works with a
local cab service to provide a no-questions-asked cab ride from wherever they are. Wilkes's Public Safety Office offers rides to students, as well. If one needs to get home, or go
on a vacation from the Wilkes-Barre area, there is a bus station on Public Square, which can connect students to any point in the country. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has several major carriers that offer direct and connection flights to various points. For handicapped students, there are also services available through the Luzerne County intermediate unit.