Find bus tickets from Washington DC to State College
Washington DC to State College bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||13h 24m|
|Trips per day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to State College right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to State College?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £51.00 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to State College. Buses from State College to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £51.00 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 3 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £7.89 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 15 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 137 miles (221 kilometers) from Washington, DC to State College, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 24 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in State College. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00am. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to State College, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are usually only 2 buses per day from Washington DC to State College. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to State College; ticket prices start at £69.05.
What bus companies travel from Washington DC to State College?
There is one bus company that operates from Washington DC to State College. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
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Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?
Most buses depart from the main station in Washington, District of Columbia:
- Union Station
Where does the bus arrive in State College?
All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in State College, Pennsylvania:
- Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St
Price trends for buses from Washington DC to State College
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- Washington D.C.
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