There are 6 ways to get from State College to Boston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from State College  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Boston (BOS) SCE - BOS

$216 - $623

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, Pa to New York, Ny 4692 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny / ...

$38 - $137

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Bus to Harrisburg, fly  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Boston (BOS) MDT - BOS

$188 - $599

Bus, train  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Boston South Station

$205 - $535

Bus Megabus  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to New York, NY Via State College
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

$47 - $82

Drive  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Drive from State College to Boston 441 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from State College to Boston station. However, there are services departing from State College, Pa and arriving at Boston, MA - South Station via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 9 min.

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The distance between State College and Boston is 370 miles. The road distance is 441 miles.

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The best way to get from State College to Boston without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from State College to Boston, including transfers.

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State College to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from State College, Pa station.

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The best way to get from State College to Boston is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 9 min.

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There is no direct flight from State College Airport to Boston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 26 min and has one stopover.

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State College to Boston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between State College to Boston is 441 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to drive from State College to Boston.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from State College Airport to Boston Airport.

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  • Distance: 369.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

What companies run services between State College, PA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from State College to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from State College to Boston via New York, Ny and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 11 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from State College to Boston via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Harrisburg to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Harrisburg to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from State College to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from State College to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from State College to Boston via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Harrisburg to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from State College to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Amtrak Acela Express

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
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 State College, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from State College, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from State College, PA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from State College, PA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
megabus.com

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The best way to get from State College to State College Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs .

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