There are 7 ways to get from Purdue University to State College by plane, bus, train, shuttle or car

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

Recommended option

Fly from Indianapolis  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to State College (SCE) IND - SCE

$241 - $1,144

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  4. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA

$86 - $188

5 alternative options

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to State College (SCE) ORD - SCE

$314 - $447

Bus, train  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA

$120 - $296

Shuttle, bus  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
  4. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  5. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to State College, Pa

$102 - $207

Train, bus  •  26 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to State College, Pa 704

$151 - $401

Drive  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to State College 565 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to State College is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 9 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to State College is to fly which costs $310 - $450 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and State College is 479 miles. The road distance is 565 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to State College without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 35 min and costs $85 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Purdue University to State College, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to State College is to fly which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $240 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $190 and takes 14 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to State College Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 43 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to State College is 565 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 46 min to drive from Purdue University to State College.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to State College Airport.

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There are 84+ hotels available in State College. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to State College.
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  • Distance: 478.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

What companies run services between Purdue University, IN, USA and State College, PA, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Purdue University to State College hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Purdue University to State College via Lafayette, Cincinnati, Oh, Columbus, Oh, Pittsburgh, Pa, Pittsburgh, PA, State College, PA, and North Atherton Place at Walmart in around 14 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to State College via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to State College via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to State College via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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 Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
20 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
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
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.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
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
bus
Bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week

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