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State College - New York Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from State College to New York. Traveling by bus from State College to New York usually takes around 9 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance202 mi (325 km)
Shortest duration4h 55m
Cheapest price$26.01
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from State College to New York

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

emma

October 6, 2023- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: I liked that there was only one rest stop, and it was easy to navigate where the bus stop is. Cons: When it rained the bus leaked a bit. Tips: Make sure to bring a charger!

5.0

Liat Helen

October 23, 2022- Business

Fullington Trailways

Pros: I like that they have multiple chose of hours and the trip wasn’t overcrowded. Cons: They can improve with a stop in a place to go to the bathroom and buy food . Tips: Try to come with snack .

5.0

Keith

January 12, 2020- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: The driver was kind, communicative, and effective. There was complimentary water and plenty of space. The price was in my budget and we arrived on time. Cons: Wifi Access and Charging Ports. Tips: Bring a portable charger!

5.0

Anna

December 2, 2019- Solo travel

OurBus

Fast and comfortable

5.0

Vertna

November 13, 2019- Regular commuter

Megabus

Pros: Everything! The best driver yet. I wish I had him each week on min commute. He was friendly, extremely professional, and we arrived on time!! Cons: Nothing. Tips: Hoping you get that driver!

How much is a bus ticket from State College to New York?

$63.43 is the average price of a bus ticket from State College to New York. Any tickets cheaper than $63.43 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$123$82$41AprApr

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from State College to New York is expected to be between $56 and $111. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is April 29, 2024, when tickets are available for April 29, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $66.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $86 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from State College to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $133 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$56.55 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from State College to New York?

There are 4 bus lines from State College to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US19h 21m$102.83
Fullington Trailways311h 32m$115.07
Greyhound39h 6m$85.07
Megabus24h 55m$62.29
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from State College to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 performs about 3 bus trips from State College to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 6 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $34.

  • Book Megabus from State College to New York from $26. There are 2 Megabus schedules from State College to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to New York. In State College, Megabus departs to New York from SW Corner of Walmart Parking - 1665 N Atherton St and no other station. In New York, Megabus arrives at New York W 34th St & 12th Ave and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from State College to New York takes 4 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 6 minutes to cover the 325 kilometers from State College to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from State College to New York at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from State College to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from State College to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from State College to New York; ticket prices start at $89.06.

City Information

State College

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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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in State College?

Main departure station: State College (Airport - SCE)

Buses to New York leave from 3 stations in State College.

All bus stations in State College:

  • State College (Airport - SCE)

  • 152 N Atherton St.

  • SW Corner of Walmart Parking - 1665 N Atherton St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

Buses arrive in New York at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

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