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There are 6 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to State College

Cheapest option

Train to Baltimore, fly to Altoona, drive

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Altoona (AOO)
  3. Drive from Altoona to State College

4 alternative options

Bus via Philadelphia

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Pittsburgh
  2. Take the bus from Greensburg to State College

Drive

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to State College

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to State College (SCE)
Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → State College
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College is to subway and fly. Taking this option will cost $170 - $330 and takes 3h 24m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and State College is 142 miles. The road distance is 216.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 40m and costs $65 - $250.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to State College Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to State College Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in State College. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College.
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  • Distance: 141.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 40m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and State College, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to State College via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington DC, Philadelphia, PA, State College, PA, and North Atherton Place at Walmart in around 10h 1m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to State College
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Baltimore to Altoona
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $85
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$110 - $160
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$110 - $150
Business Seat - Child
$100 - $150
First Class - Adult
$170 - $240
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$170 - $240
First Class - Child
$170 - $240
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Child
$65 - $95
First Class - Adult
$110 - $170
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$110 - $170
First Class - Child
$110 - $160
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $100
Business Class Seat
$55 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Bus operators
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$26 - $35
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$30 - $45
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 Washington to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
Bus from Greensburg to State College
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $55

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