There are 7 ways to get from Boston to State College by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to State College  •  4h 47m

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

$93 - $416

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Bus via State College, PA  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York, NY Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York 7th Ave and 27th St to State College, PA New York

$38 - $77

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Fly to Harrisburg, bus  •  6h 40m

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

$89 - $433

Train, bus  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA 704

$91 - $237

Train, bus via Newark  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA 704

$91 - $221

Bus  •  14h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny 3469 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to State College, Pa 4693

$60 - $87

Drive  •  7h 36m

  1. Drive from Boston to State College 441.4 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to State College is to bus via State College, PA which costs $35 - $80 and takes 10h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to State College is to fly which costs $90 - $420 and takes 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to State College. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Pattee Transit Center Eastbound via New York 7th Ave and 27th St and North Atherton Place at Walmart. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 58m.

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The distance between Boston and State College is 370 miles. The road distance is 441.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to State College without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 37m and costs $90 - $240.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Boston to State College, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to State College is to fly which takes 4h 47m and costs $90 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus via State College, PA, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 10h 58m.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to State College Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Boston to State College bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at State College, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to State College.
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  • Distance: 369.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 47m

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Boston to State College hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to State College via New York 7th Ave and 27th St, State College, PA, and North Atherton Place at Walmart in around 10h 58m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Boston to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Boston to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Boston to Harrisburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Boston to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Boston to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $120
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$75 - $160
Business Class Seat
$120 - $220
Train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$65 - $140
Business Class Seat
$100 - $190
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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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 Harrisburg, Pa to State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from New York, Ny to State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York 7th Ave and 27th St to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to State College is 441 miles. It takes approximately 7h 36m to drive from Boston to State College.

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

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Book your Boston to State College bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 44+ hotels available in State College. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $11.

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