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

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Fly  •  2h 59m

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Detroit (DTW) SCE - DTW

$151 - $778

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Bus  •  17h 15m

  1. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa 4691 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Detroit, Mi 1605 / ...

$67 - $150

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Bus, train via State College, PA  •  13h 22m

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Toledo Amtrak Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station

Bus, train  •  13h 39m

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Toledo Amtrak Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station

Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  4. Take the bus from Toledo Amtrak Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station

Drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from State College to Ann Arbor 391.5 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from State College to Ann Arbor is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from State College to Ann Arbor is to fly which costs $150 - $800 and takes 2h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from State College to Ann Arbor station. However, there are services departing from E. College Ave at S. Allen Street and arriving at Ann Arbor Amtrak Station via State College, PA, Pittsburgh, Pa, Cleveland, Oh and Toledo Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 12m.

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The distance between State College and Ann Arbor is 323 miles. The road distance is 391.5 miles.

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The best way to get from State College to Ann Arbor without a car is to bus and train which takes 13h 22m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from State College to Ann Arbor, including transfers.

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State College to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from State College, PA station.

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The best way to get from State College to Ann Arbor is to fly which takes 2h 59m and costs $150 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14h 12m.

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The quickest flight from State College Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 31m.

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State College to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ann Arbor Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from State College to Ann Arbor.
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  • Distance: 322.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between State College, PA, USA and Ann Arbor, MI, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from State College to Ann Arbor 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from State College to Ann Arbor via North Atherton Place at McDonalds, State College, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh, Pa, Cleveland, Oh, Toledo, Oh, and Toledo Amtrak Station in around 14h 12m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from State College to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from State College to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Toledo Amtrak Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from State College, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between State College to Ann Arbor is 391 miles. It takes approximately 6h 36m to drive from State College to Ann Arbor.

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from State College Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Ann Arbor. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from State College to State College Airport is to taxi which takes 12m and costs $14 - $17.

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