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There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to State College by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from South Bend  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to State College (SCE) SBN - SCE

$295 - $1,532

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Bus  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Columbus, OH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA

$67 - $161

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Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to State College (SCE) ORD - SCE

$275 - $416

Train, bus via State College, PA  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA Via State College

$81 - $199

Train, bus  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA 710 Pittsburgh / ...

$95 - $242

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from South Bend to State College 481.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to State College is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to State College is to fly which costs $290 - $1,600 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to State College. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Pattee Transit Center Eastbound via Columbus, Oh, Pittsburgh, PA and North Atherton Place at Walmart. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 10 min.

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The distance between South Bend and State College is 443 miles. The road distance is 481.4 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to State College without a car is to train and bus which takes 12 h 21 min and costs $80 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from South Bend to State College, including transfers.

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South Bend to State College bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from South Bend, IN station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to State College is to fly which takes 5 h 9 min and costs $290 - $1,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to State College Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 37 min and has one stopover.

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South Bend to State College bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at State College, PA station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to State College.
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  • Distance: 442.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and State College, PA, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from South Bend to State College hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to State College via Columbus, OH, Columbus, Oh, Pittsburgh, Pa, Pittsburgh, PA, State College, PA, and North Atherton Place at Walmart in around 15 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from South Bend to State College via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from South Bend to State College via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $210
Train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $390
Bus operators
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
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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 Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to State College is 481 miles. It takes approximately 8 h to drive from South Bend to State College.

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from South Bend 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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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $10 - $15.

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