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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to State College  •  4 h 59 min

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

$217 - $620

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 49 min

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

$32 - $69

5 alternative options

Fly to Harrisburg, bus  •  6 h 29 min

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

$189 - $591

Train, bus  •  10 h 34 min

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

$207 - $528

Train  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Acela Express
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Lewistown Amtrak Pennsylvanian

$208 - $535

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny 2509 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to State College, Pa 4693

$51 - $136

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Boston to State College 441.4 miles

$40 - $65

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from Boston to State College hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to State College via New York, NY, State College, PA, and North Atherton Place At Walmart in around 10 h 49 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to State College via Rochester, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to State College via New York JFK, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to State College via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to State College via New York La Guardia, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Harrisburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to State College via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Lewistown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
bus
Bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Boston to State College?

The distance between Boston and State College is 592 km. The road distance is 706 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Boston to State College?

The cheapest way to get from Boston to State College is to bus which costs $30 - $70 and takes 10 h 49 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Boston to State College?

The quickest way to get from Boston to State College is to fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $210 - $650.

Is there a direct bus between Boston and State College?

No, there is no direct bus from Boston to State College. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Pattee Transit Center Eastbound via New York, NY and North Atherton Place At Walmart. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 49 min.

How long does it take to get from Boston to State College?

It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Boston to State College, including transfers.