There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania State University by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to State College (SCE) ORD - SCE

$254 - $391

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Bus  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA

$75 - $171

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Train, bus via State College, PA  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA Via State College

$91 - $228

Train, bus  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to State College, Pa 4690 / ...

$99 - $273

Bus Barons Bus  •  21 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Akron, OH
  2. Take the bus from Akron, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to State College, Pa

$80 - $176

Drive  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Pennsylvania State University 570 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Pennsylvania State University. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Pattee Transit Center Eastbound via Cleveland, Oh, Pittsburgh, PA and North Atherton Place at Walmart. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 31 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Pennsylvania State University is 515 miles. The road distance is 570 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania State University without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania State University, including transfers.

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Chicago to Pennsylvania State University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Pennsylvania State University is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to State College Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 49 min.

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Chicago to Pennsylvania State University bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at State College, PA station.

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Pennsylvania State University is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:24 PM in Chicago and 5:24 PM in Pennsylvania State University.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Pennsylvania State University is 570 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 28 min to drive from Chicago to Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Distance: 514.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Pennsylvania State University every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Pennsylvania State University via Cleveland, Oh, Pittsburgh, Pa, Pittsburgh, PA, State College, PA, North Atherton Place at Walmart, and Pattee Transit Center Eastbound in around 15 h 31 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
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 Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Akron, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to State College Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Pennsylvania State University. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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