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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some nearby hotels if you decide that you really can't handle it!

It's clean, modern, well- guarded, and always empty (Nobody goes there).
- Gerry

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

What to Expect

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport features a midsize, two-level terminal with eight gates. The airport has two restaurants and a donut/coffee shop. WiFi is availableand there are fee-based massage chairs for sit-back-and-relax pre-flight comfort. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

As of May 2018, we have had no reviews from travellers who have used this airport since 2000. Write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel at the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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Wilkes-Barre Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

  • Pocono Club & Business Center - Access: The Pocono Club and Business Center is available to frequent flier members who travel (A) at least 25,000 miles per year from any one airline serving the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, or (B) at least six (6) times within the past year from AVP. Membership is required. Hours: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mondays thru Fridays, except Holidays.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Wilkes-Barre airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Holiday Inn Express - Free shuttle to the airport and the local area (within 2 mile radius). The shuttle is avaialble on demand. » Check Rates

Courtesy phones are located in the Baggage Claim Area.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Wilkes-Barre airport. Connect to "AVPHotspot". A pay per use computer kiosk is located in the Pocono Club and Business Center.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: 1st Floor, center of the terminal.
  • Baggage Carts - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available for a fee. Locations: Baggage Claim • Level 1, Ticketing • Parking Lot and Garage. Rate: unknown.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Northeast PA News & Gift is the airport’s only shopping option. Location: 2nd Floor, next to Lucky’s Craft Food & Drink.
  • Food & Drinks - Lucky’s Craft Food & Drink (open daily at 5:00AM) can be found Landside and the sister company Lucky’s Too, is located on the 2nd floor between Gates 5 and 7. Dunkin Donuts recently opened and is available from 4:30AM - 6:00PM. At the time of this update, 24-hour dining is not available.
  • Games Room - Destinations Arcade offers a variety of coin-operated games. Location: 2nd Floor. Hours: 5:00AM - 11:30PM.
  • Information Desk - Location: 1st floor, near the middle entrances.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Massage Chairs - Self-service massage chairs are available in two different locations on the 2nd Floor. Rates are $1 for 3 minutes, or $5 for 15 minutes.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Prayer Area - The Meditation Room offers a quiet interfaith area for prayer and meditation. Various religious materials are available for use. Location: 2nd Floor, above the Information Center. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

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As of February 2018, Wilkes-Barre airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • United Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located on the 1st floor in the Baggage Claim Area: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center   •   Comfort Inn & Suites   •   Fairfield Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre/Scranton   •   Hampton Inn & Suites Wilkes-Barre   •   Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes Barre   •   Holiday Inn Express Wilkes Barre East   •   Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre East Mountain   •   Host Inn All Suites Hotel   •   Nichols Village Hotel & Spa   •   Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center   •   Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton   •   Sleep Inn & Suites Scranton Dunmore   •   SpringHill Suites Scranton Wilkes-Barre   •   The Woodlands Inn   •   TownePlace Suites Scranton Wilkes-Barre


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the terminal on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

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Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .