There are several ways that you can get to Wilkes Barre. If you want to fly in, you can hop on one of five international airlines that fly to Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport . This airport is located in Avoca, which isn't too far away from Wilkes Barre. When you fly into the airport, you can then rent a car to get to the city. You can also take a taxi, which might end up costing a lot of money. You can be assured that there will always be taxis outside the terminal, however. There are also buses that run to the airport, and if you don't mind getting on the bus with all your lugagge and having a long ride, it can save you a lot of money. You can also fly with a smaller private plane into Wilkes Barre Wyoming Valley Airport , located in Forty Fort. Taking a flight there will be more expensive, and you need to plan ahead, as flights are not regularly scheduled. If you want to drive to the city you can take Interstate 81, which goes North/South through the city. Wilkes Barre is also near the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 80. You can also take a train on Amtrak or a bus to get to the city.