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There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to State College  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to State College (SCE) PHL - SCE

$170 - $859

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Bus Megabus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to State College, PA

$28 - $42

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Fly to Williamsport, bus  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Williamsport (IPT) PHL - IPT
  2. Take the bus from Williamsport to State College, PA

$238 - $503

Train, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA 704 / ...

$52 - $117

Bus via Harrisburg, Pa  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA 704 / ...

$36 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College 193.8 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College is to fly which costs $170 - $900 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia Airport Terminal B and arriving at State College, PA via Broad St & Snyder Av, Philadelphia, Pa and Harrisburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and State College is 152 miles. The road distance is 193.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 7 min and costs $50 - $120.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College, including transfers.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College is to fly which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $170 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $95 and takes 6 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to State College Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College bus services, operated by Fullington Trailways, arrive at State College, PA station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College.
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  • Distance: 152.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia Airport (PHL), USA and State College, PA, USA?

American Airlines flies from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College via Broad St & Snyder Av - MBNS, Broad St & Snyder Av, Broad St & Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pa, Harrisburg, Pa, and Harrisburg in around 6 h 49 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Williamsport
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $650
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Williamsport to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
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Bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
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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 Harrisburg, Pa to State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
bus
Bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to State College.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to State College Airport.

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There are 77+ hotels available in State College. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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