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

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Bus, train, taxi  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Downingtown Amtrak
  3. Take a taxi from Downingtown Amtrak to Reading

$162 - $230

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from State College to Reading 148.7 miles

$14 - $21

Fly, train, bus  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Philadelphia (PHL) SCE - PHL
  2. Take the train from University City to Norristown T.C.
  3. Take the bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center

$185 - $892

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The cheapest way to get from State College to Reading is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from State College to Reading is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 47m.

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The distance between State College and Reading is 107 miles. The road distance is 148.7 miles.

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The best way to get from State College to Reading without a car is to bus and train and taxi which takes 4h 33m and costs $160 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from State College to Reading, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between State College to Reading is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from State College to Reading.

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

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There are 34+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $100 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 $20 - $25.

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  • Distance: 106.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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

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

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from University City to Norristown T.C.
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
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
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College to Harrisburg Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Barta Bus
Phone
610-921-0601
Email
barta@bartabus.com
Website
bartabus.com
Bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bartabus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Downingtown Amtrak to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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