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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to State College, Pa 4693 / ...

$45 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  5 h 12 min

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

$22 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to State College, Pa 4693 / ...

$32 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to State College 194 miles

$19 - $28

Fly  •  2 h 41 min

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

$171 - $874

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to State College is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to State College is to fly which takes 2 h 41 min and costs $170 - $900.

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The distance between Philadelphia and State College is 247 km. The road distance is 310 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Philadelphia to State College, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to State College. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at State College, Pa via Harrisburg, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to State College via Harrisburg, Pa in around 4 h 29 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Philadelphia to State College 5 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Greyhound USA
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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bus
Bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week

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