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Journey Information

State College to Pittsburgh bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$34.72
Fastest time4h 20m
Trips per day5
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from State College to Pittsburgh 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 State College to Pittsburgh?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $34.72 was the low point for bus fares from State College to Pittsburgh. Buses from Pittsburgh to State College are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $34.72 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.28 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 115 miles (184 kilometers) from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 20 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from State College to Pittsburgh 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave State College?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from State College to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from State College to Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at $87.47.

What bus companies travel from State College to Pittsburgh?

There are 3 bus lines from State College, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Thruway offers the most choice in regards to departure time, with a couple of buses on its daily schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway24h 51m$34.72
Fullington Trailways14h 38m$46.74
Greyhound35h 9m$44.84

Where does the bus leave from in State College?

Most buses depart from the main station in State College, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

Where does the bus arrive in Pittsburgh?

All buses from State College arrive at one main station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

Price trends for buses from State College to Pittsburgh

Average prices by travel date

$40$27$13OctNov

Monthly average prices

$67$53$40$27$13NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$67$53$40$27$133020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from State College, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
4.3
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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