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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity coaches per day from Philadelphia to State College. Traveling by coach from Philadelphia to State College usually takes around 5 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance153 mi (247 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price£23.72
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines5

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Philadelphia to State College

(Based on 30 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Lisa Ann

12 January 2024

Megabus

Pros: Relaxing. Cons: I had no idea how to access wifi. No directions anywhere.

5.0

Lilly

20 October 2023- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: had two seats to myself. Cons: n/a.

5.0

Dale

26 March 2023- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: I felt very comfortable and safe in the environment ! Tips: Sit back and enjoy the ride !

5.0

Yejun

23 January 2023- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: good. Cons: no. Tips: no.

5.0

Noah

14 January 2023- Regular commuter

OurBus

Pros: Nice no thrills trip. That is what I can ask for. Cons: 60" tv to watch sports. LOL. Tips: Be on time.

How much is a coach ticket from Philadelphia to State College?

£32.27 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to State College. Any tickets cheaper than £32.27 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

£48£32£16AprApr

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to State College is expected to range from £29 to £39. If you are looking to travel to State College within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £29. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £29 and can be found on 26 April 2024.

Monthly average prices

£60£48£36£24£12MJJASONDJFMA

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 £33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to State College in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £54 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

£80£64£48£32£163020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 25 days in advance to save up to £17.90.

What coach companies travel from Philadelphia to State College?

There are 5 bus lines from Philadelphia to State College available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Greyhound offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US17h 38m£47.53
Fullington Trailways13h 45m£48.28
Greyhound25h 18m£39.80
Megabus15h 30m£40.70
OurBus34h 33m£37.15
  • 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 Philadelphia to State College, 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 coach 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 2 bus trips from Philadelphia to State College every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 18 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to State College usually start from £31.

  • Book Megabus from Philadelphia to State College from £4. There are 1 Megabus schedules from Philadelphia to State College and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to State College. In Philadelphia, Megabus departs to State College from NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St and no other station. In State College, Megabus arrives at SW Corner of Walmart Parking - 1665 N Atherton St and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Philadelphia to State College takes 5 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to State College in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to State College.

  • 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 starting from £32, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to State College if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 153 miles from Philadelphia to State College. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from Philadelphia to State College at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Philadelphia to State College, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled coaches that travel from Philadelphia to State College every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to State College; ticket prices start at £49.08.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Noble St/Spring Garden St.

Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal is a popular bus station served by several intercity bus companies, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Peter Pan Bus Lines. Conveniently located in downtown Philly, you can walk from the bus station to the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and even Independence Hall (home of the Liberty Bell). The station is a comfortable place to begin your bus journey, with a snack bar, restrooms, and vending machines, as well as several nearby parking garages and quick bites. And if your destination is Philadelphia, the Greyhound Bus Terminal makes it easy to start your sightseeing or head to your hotel, thanks to the SEPTA subway stop half a block away.

All coach stations in Philadelphia:

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St

  • Center City - Fashion District

  • Drexel Overpass - 30th St. & JFK Blvd

  • Logan Square

  • Philadelphia International Airport

  • Center City - Race Street between N. 5th and 6th

Where does the coach arrive in State College?

Main arrival station: 152 N Atherton St.

Coaches arrive in State College at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in State College:

  • 152 N Atherton St.

  • SW Corner of Walmart Parking - 1665 N Atherton St

  • State College (Airport - SCE)

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

  • State College Regional Airport Parking

  • University Park Airport Parking Lot

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