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

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Fly  •  5 h 12 min

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

$216 - $623

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to State College, Pa 4693 / ...

$38 - $114

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Train, bus  •  10 h 36 min

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

$207 - $538

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 44 min

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

$47 - $79

Train, bus via Newark Penn Station  •  10 h 56 min

  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

$181 - $257

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  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 drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to State College is to fly which costs $210 - $650 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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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 44 min.

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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 10 h 36 min and costs $200 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Boston to State College, including transfers.

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Boston to State College bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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The best way to get from Boston to State College is to fly which takes 5 h 12 min and costs $210 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $80 and takes 10 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to State College Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 41 min and has one stopover.

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Boston to State College bus services, operated by Megabus, 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: 5 h 12 min

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, NY, State College, PA, and North Atherton Place at Walmart in around 10 h 44 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to State College via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to State College via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$120 - $160
Business Class
$190 - $200
First Class
$291
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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
Train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from New York, Ny to State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to State College is 441 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to drive from Boston to State College.

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

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There are 80+ hotels available in State College. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $6.

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