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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Scranton to State College. Traveling by bus from Scranton to State College usually takes around 4 hours and 4 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance122 mi (196 km)
Shortest duration4h 4m
Cheapest price€64.95
Most frequent serviceFullington Trailways
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What bus companies travel from Scranton to State College?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Scranton to State College. Fullington Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways14h 4m€64.95
  • Fullington Trailways

    Fullington Trailways

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Scranton to State College during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Scranton to State College?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 196 kilometers from Scranton to State College. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

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

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Scranton?

There is usually only one bus per day from Scranton to State College. It leaves the station in Scranton at 12:00 each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus departures serve State College each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Scranton to State College. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Scranton to State College; ticket prices start at €99.14.

City Information

Scranton

You might know Scranton from the award-winning documentary that took place there, The Office. But Scranton is much more than paper and beet farms.

The Steamtown National Historic Site is a little museum dedicated to steam engines and their role in the economy of the United States throughout the nineteenth century. The Anthracite Heritage Museum engages a wide range of audiences by interpreting, collecting, and presenting the story of hard coal mining, allied industries, northern Pennsylvania's historic immigrant culture, and the evolution of the region's culture. Scranton is also known for its handcrafted smoked and cured meats, including their unique smoked kielbasa blend of pork and beef.

Scranton Bus Terminal is the city's main bus and train station, which services all sorts of carriers. Popular bus routes to Scranton come from New York, Seattle, and Kingston. Amtrak trains, meanwhile, are available from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Seabrook, and more.

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 bus leave from in Scranton?

Main departure station: Scranton Bus Terminal

Most buses depart from the main station in Scranton.

All bus stations in Scranton:

  • Scranton Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in State College?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

The State College Bus Terminal, commonly referred to as the Greyhound station, is on the southern part of the Penn State University campus. The stop has a bit of covering for waiting passengers, but otherwise, you'll want to find most food and amenities elsewhere on campus. Although there is an adorable photo stand-in for anyone wanting a cute family photo while waiting for your bus to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or anywhere else in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Bus stations in State College:

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

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