There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to State College by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to State College (SCE) DTW - SCE

$206 - $1,119

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Bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Pittsburgh, Pa 4440
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to State College, Pa 4690 / ...

$58 - $157

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Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  11 h 30 min

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

$59 - $130

Bus, train  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA

$74 - $175

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to State College 397.2 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to State College is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to State College is to fly which costs $200 - $1,200 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to State College. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Pattee Transit Center Eastbound via Cleveland, Oh, Pittsburgh, PA and North Atherton Place at Walmart. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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The distance between Detroit and State College is 290 miles. The road distance is 397.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to State College without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 30 min and costs $55 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Detroit to State College, including transfers.

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Detroit to State College bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to State College is to fly which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $200 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $130 and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to State College Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 18 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to State College is 397 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to drive from Detroit to State College.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to State College Airport.

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  • Distance: 290 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and State College, PA, USA?

Delta flies from Detroit to State College 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to State College via Cleveland, Oh, Pittsburgh, Pa, Pittsburgh, PA, State College, PA, and North Atherton Place at Walmart in around 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
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 Toledo Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
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 Detroit, Mi to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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 Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
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
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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