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Journey Information

State College to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€17.97
Shortest Duration4h 55m
Trips per day2
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €21.40 was the low point for bus fares from State College to Philadelphia. Buses from Philadelphia to State College are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €21.40 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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €21.65 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 153 miles (247 kilometers) from State College, PA to Philadelphia, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 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?

Because many passengers travel from State College to Philadelphia 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, 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 State College?

The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from State College to Philadelphia, 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 State College to Philadelphia. 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 State College to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at €50.50.

What bus companies travel from State College to Philadelphia?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from State College, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Of these two services, Fullington Trailways usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways26h 31m€42.28
Greyhound15h 10m€26.04

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 Philadelphia?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Price trends for buses from State College to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

€51€34€17JanFeb

Monthly average prices

€43€34€26€17€9FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

€64€51€39€26€133020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from State College, PA to Philadelphia, PA
4.7
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Fullington Express report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.6
Value
3.8
Condition
4.8
Rogier
4.0
21 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
all goodall good
Cons
the wi fi signalthe wi fi signal
Tips
the trip was pleasantthe trip was pleasant
Paige
5.0
11 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
The staff was so friendly and the trip was effortless and comfortable!The staff was so friendly and the trip was effortless and comfortable!
Tugce
5.0
30 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was one of the best bus trips I have ever had. Thank you very much. It was one of the best bus trips I have ever had. Thank you very much.

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