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There are 5 ways to get from State College to Raleigh by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) SCE - RDU

$176 - $820

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Bus Megabus  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Harrisburg
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc
  3. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$59 - $123

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Bus, train  •  12 h 23 min

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

$82 - $220

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Harrisburg
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
  4. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc

$70 - $172

Drive  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Drive from State College to Raleigh 490.7 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from State College to Raleigh is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from State College to Raleigh is to fly which costs $170 - $850 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from State College to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from State College, PA and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Harrisburg, Pa, Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 34 min.

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The distance between State College and Raleigh is 352 miles. The road distance is 490.7 miles.

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The best way to get from State College to Raleigh without a car is to bus and train which takes 12 h 23 min and costs $80 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from State College to Raleigh, including transfers.

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State College to Raleigh bus services, operated by Fullington Trailways, depart from State College, PA station.

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The best way to get from State College to Raleigh is to fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $170 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 12 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from State College Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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State College to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from State College to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 351.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from State College to Raleigh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from State College to Raleigh via Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pa, Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd in around 12 h 34 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from State College to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from State College to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from State College to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from State College to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $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 Washington Union Station to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
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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 State College, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
bus
Bus from State College to Harrisburg Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between State College to Raleigh is 491 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 17 min to drive from State College to Raleigh.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from State College Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $67 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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