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bus lines6
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About State College

State College is a college town, hence the name. It is home to Penn State University, one of the largest universities in the United States. As expected, most of the businesses in the area are there to serve the academic clientele, particularly the professors and students living in the area (if you’re one of them, you might want to check out our recommended destinations for college students).

One of the most popular events in State College is the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which draws over a hundred thousand visitors each year. Aside from Penn State University, the city's major attractions are The Arboretum and the Beaver Stadium.

If you're into culture, history, and the arts, you should check out the Palmer Museum of Art, Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, and Centre County Historical Society.

While at State College, be sure to try out the waffles at The Original Waffle Shop. Other good places to dine are the Berkey Creamery, Allen Street Grill, and Federal Taphouse. Finally, for some good drinks, stop by Otto's Pub and Brewery.

Getting around State College is a breeze. The local airport, University Park Airport, is a mere 5 miles away from campus. In addition, Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Amtrak Thruway run regularly scheduled bus services from State College to Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, New York City, and beyond.

What bus companies travel to State College, Pennsylvania?

Located in Pennsylvania, State College is accessible by bus from 16 other cities. You can choose from 46 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to State College on Wanderu. OurBus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to State College are also available..

Bus companies serving State College

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US7719h 10m$161.29
Fullington Trailways345h 21m$79.43
Greyhound2210h 8m$71.04
OurBus192h 22m$50.37
Amtrak Thruway81h 49m$32.58
Megabus64h 58m$54.50
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.

Which bus carrier has the best service to State College?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to State College by bus with Megabus giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Megabus had the most comfortable bus service to State College taking into account the seats and amenities that Megabus offers. They rate Megabus a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to State College punctually, travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to State College, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$6.81 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to State College, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to State College. In the last month, buses from Lewistown to State College had the lowest average price at $17.66.

The busiest bus station in State College is 152 N Atherton St.. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in State College are:

  • 152 N Atherton St.
  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St
  • State College Regional Airport Parking
State College ranks number 4 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 94 in United States. State College ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to State College via bus service. On average 39 direct daily bus trips serve State College.
The population of State College is 42161. State College ranks number 12 in terms of population in Pennsylvania and number 401 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to State College range from $15 for a short trip to State College, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to State College starts at , and a longer trip by bus to State College can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $20.
Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to State College for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest bus station to the city center of State College is Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of State College. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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