How to get from Chicago to State College

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Recommended option

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 40 min

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

$256 - $392

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 15 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

5 alternative options

Fly from Chicago Midway  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to State College (SCE) MDW - SCE

$206 - $1,021

Train, bus via State College, PA  •  13 h 30 min

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

$91 - $228

Train, bus  •  14 h 50 min

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

$97 - $271

Bus Barons Bus  •  21 h 40 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

$78 - $174

Drive  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to State College 569.6 miles

$55 - $85

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Chicago to State College every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to State College via Cleveland, Oh, Pittsburgh, Pa, Pittsburgh, PA, State College, PA, and North Atherton Place At Walmart in around 15 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to State College via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Hourly
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 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and State College is 824 km. The road distance is 911 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to State College is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to State College is to fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $250 - $400.

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to State College. 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 15 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Chicago to State College, including transfers.