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There are 5 ways to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Albany (ALB)

Cheapest option

Bus via New York

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to New York 7th Ave and 27th St
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer

3 alternative options

Bus, train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
  2. Take the bus from Williamsport to Elmira, NY
  3. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Binghamton, NY
  4. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Albany, NY

Drive

  1. Drive from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by walk and bus

The journey time between Pennsylvania State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 27h 26m and covers a distance of around 405 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 18h 42m. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 32m. Services are operated by Cata, Megabus and Capital District Transportation (CDTA). Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 43m
Layover time:
18h 42m
Total time:
27h 26m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
23h 32m
Journey distance:
405 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$61
Carbon emissions:
80 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:32
Last service departs at:
12:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute walk and bus schedules

Pennsylvania State University → Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which costs $240 - $800 and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Pollock Rd at Millennium Science Com and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via State College, PA, New York, NY, East St & Herrick St and Broadway & Orange St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 27m.

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It is 255 miles from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is approximately 334.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to bus and train which takes 11h 13m and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from State College, PA station.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which takes 4h 5m and costs $240 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $60 - $100 and takes 11h 27m.

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There is no direct flight from State College Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 39m and has one stopover.

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Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer station.

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Map of how to get from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 254.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

What companies run services between Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Pollock Rd at Millennium Science Com, North Atherton Place at McDonalds, State College, PA, New York, NY, Albany-Rensselaer, East St & Herrick St, Broadway & Orange St / Van Tromp St, Broadway & Orange St, and Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St in around 11h 27m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from State College to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from State College to Albany via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from State College to Albany via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from State College to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$44
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College to Harrisburg Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Senior 65+
$20 - $40
Youth 2-16
$21 - $40
Adult
$23 - $40
Bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Senior 65+
$17 - $30
Youth 2-16
$17 - $30
Adult
$19 - $35
Bus from Williamsport to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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fab.tdstickets.com
Senior 65+
$21 - $40
Youth 2-16
$22 - $40
Adult
$23 - $45
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from State College, PA to New York 7th Ave and 27th St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$35 - $50
Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$27 - $35
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (866) 912-6224
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 335 miles. It takes approximately 5h 45m to drive from Pennsylvania State University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from State College Airport to Albany Airport.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania State University to State College Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $18 - $22.

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