There are 3 ways to get from State College to Lancaster by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa 4692 / ...
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Lancaster Amtrak Keystone Service / ...

$37 - $85

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from State College to Lancaster 126.7 miles

$12 - $18

Fly, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Philadelphia (PHL) SCE - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak

$197 - $929

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The cheapest way to get from State College to Lancaster is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from State College to Lancaster is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between State College and Lancaster is 98 miles. The road distance is 126.7 miles.

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The best way to get from State College to Lancaster without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from State College to Lancaster, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from State College Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between State College to Lancaster is 127 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from State College to Lancaster.

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American Airlines offers flights from State College Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Lancaster. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from State College to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 97.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

There is no direct connection from State College to Lancaster. However, you can take the bus to Harrisburg, Pa, take the walk to Harrisburg Amtrak, then take the train to Lancaster Amtrak. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Lancaster.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Lancaster Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from State College, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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bus
Bus from State College to Harrisburg Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week

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