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There are 8 ways to get from Manhattan to State College by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the bus from New York 7th Ave and 27th St to State College, PA New York

7 alternative options

Train, bus via Philadelphia  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to State College

Train, bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Harrisburg Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to State College 726 Harrisburg

Bus via Wilkes-Barre  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Wilkes-Barre, PA 124 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to State College, PA 815 Wilkes-Barre

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to State College 242 miles

Fly from New York La Guardia  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to State College (SCE) LGA - SCE

Fly from Newark  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to State College (SCE) EWR - SCE

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to State College (SCE) PHL - SCE

Manhattan to State College by bus

The bus journey time between Manhattan and State College is around 7h 58m and covers a distance of around 243 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 41m. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 58m. Operated by Megabus and Cata, the Manhattan to State College bus service departs from New York 7th Ave and 27th St and arrives in Pattee Transit Center Eastbound. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
5h 17m
Layover time:
2h 41m
Total time:
7h 58m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
5h 58m
Bus distance:
243 miles
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$40
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:45
Last bus departs at:
10:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to State College bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to State College is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to State College is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to State College. However, there are services departing from New York 7th Ave and 27th St and arriving at Pattee Transit Center Eastbound via North Atherton Place at Walmart. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 49m.

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The distance between Manhattan and State College is 205 miles. The road distance is 242 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to State College without a car is to bus which takes 5h 49m and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Manhattan to State College, including transfers.

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Manhattan to State College bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from New York 7th Ave and 27th St station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to State College is to bus which takes 5h 49m and costs $40 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $440 and takes 5h 9m.

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There is no direct flight from New York La Guardia Airport to State College Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Manhattan to State College bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at State College, PA station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to State College.
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  • Distance: 204.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 49m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and State College, PA, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from New York 7th Ave and 27th St to State College, PA once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5h 10m. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Manhattan to State College hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $430
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $430
Flights from Newark to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Newark to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Newark to State College via Rochester, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Newark to State College via Pittsburgh, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Newark to State College via Burlington, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Newark to State College via Boston, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Newark to State College via Raleigh/Durham, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Newark to State College via Buffalo, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Newark to State College via Charlotte, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Norfolk, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Richmond, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Charlottesville, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Newark to State College via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $470
Flights from New York La Guardia to State College via Cleveland, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $470
Flights from Newark to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $430
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $140
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $120
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$22 - $70
First Class - Adult
$140 - $230
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $210
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $120
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York 7th Ave and 27th St to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$35 - $50
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Senior 65+
$21 - $40
Youth 2-16
$21 - $40
Adult
$23 - $40
Bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Senior 65+
$28 - $50
Youth 2-16
$29 - $55
Adult
$30 - $55
Martz Bus
Phone
+1 800-233-8604
Website
martzbus.com
Bus from New York to Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
martzbus.com
Book at
martzbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to State College is 242 miles. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Manhattan to State College.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to State College Airport.

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