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Philadelphia - 12 Schuylkill Ave
State College - State College North Atherton Street
Bus Philadelphia to State College: Trip Overview

Bus Philadelphia to State College: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$53
Average bus trip duration4h 40m
Number of daily buses4
Earliest bus departure9:00 AM
Distance154 miles (248 km)
Latest bus departure8:15 PM

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Ratings and Reviews (8)

Worst experience ever! Will not be utilizing their services again.

Joshua F.

October 14, 2023
I was very disappointed that the bus was not on time and when it arrived we were not given any reasoning as to why. I waited over an hour since the ticket told me to be 15 minutes prior to pick up.

Olivia F.

November 29, 2022
Bus driver could not find Greyhound station in Norristown causing 2 u-turns and lateness getting into Harrisburg. Fortunately the connecting bus waited for us.

Joan A.

July 17, 2018
The bus driver did not tell us we would have to switch buses. When we finally got that information from one of the staff members, it was immediately after the bus we were supposed to get on left. The entire cohort of people going to my destination were stranded at the station for 2 hours because of the neglect of the staff. Unacceptable. I will never travel Greyhound again.

Chaleece S.

November 20, 2016

Philadelphia to State College Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses4
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures9:00AM - 8:15PM
Minimum Price$34
Average Ticket Price$53
Minimum Trip Duration2h15m
Average Bus Trip Duration4h40m
Distance154 miles (248 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteOurBus, Greyhound, Megabus, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Philadelphia - State College

You can take a bus or a train to go from Philadelphia to State College. Both are easy and sustainable ways to travel to State College. Another option is using carpool services and riding with fellow travelers.

On average, the trip from Philadelphia to State College takes around 4h 40m, but the quickest bus can get you there in about 2h 15m. This is the time it takes to travel the 154 miles (248 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance separating Philadelphia and State College is 154 miles (248 km).

About 4 buses travel this route daily, provided by OurBus, Greyhound and Megabus. The number of buses from Philadelphia to State College can differ depending on the day of the week. Busbud can make your trip from Philadelphia to State College a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your style and budget. It's that easy!

The bus service operates between 9:00 AM and 8:15 PM.

The majority of buses traveling from Philadelphia to State College start their journey at Bus Station and wind up at State College Bus Station. These are the most popular departure and arrival locations on this route, but you can also find other options that could better fit your plans.

If you want the cheapest way to travel this route, go for the bus. With prices starting at $37, you won't find a cheaper way to get there.

You can expect to pay around $53 for a bus ticket. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $37 to $159, so it's good to do your research before booking.

Yes, a day trip from Philadelphia to State College is definitely doable. The total travel time for the round-trip is about 4h 30m. So you'll have enough time to visit State College before returning to Philadelphia in the evening.

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The cheapest trip from Philadelphia to State College was searched and found on Dec 7, 2023 with a price of $34

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Philadelphia to State College, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $34 to $67 for a bus ticket from Philadelphia to State College based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $34 which is on 2023-12-07.

Usually MEUS will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Philadelphia to State College but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Philadelphia to State College, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Philadelphia to State College.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Philadelphia to State College while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!

What's the cheapest way to go from Philadelphia to State College?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time4h 40mAvg Price$53Daily Departures4
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time4h 9mAvg Price$65Daily Departures1

The best way to travel between Philadelphia and State College is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $53 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $37. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to State College, choose the bus, as it will take you from Philadelphia to State College in about 4h 9m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to Philadelphia by bus?

Bus from State College to Philadelphia

You can also go to State College by train

Train from Philadelphia to State College

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