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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from New York to State College. Traveling by bus from New York to State College usually takes around 7 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance202 mi (325 km)
Shortest duration4h 45m
Cheapest price$18.98
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to State College

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Diana

September 5, 2022- Solo travel

Fullington Trailways

Comfortable seats

5.0

David

February 27, 2022- Business

Fullington Trailways

The bus driver was really friendly and was interested in make all the travellers feel comfortable.

4.0

Michael

November 9, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: bus was on time, even arrived early. Cons: seats were not that great.

5.0

Alicia

October 5, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Drivers were awesome. Cons: Easier access to addresses and such.

4.0

Ashlyn

October 4, 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: My driver from State College to FIT In NYC on 10/6/19 was fantastic. Friendly, reassuring, and provided updates. Cons: The seats weren’t overly comfortable for a 5 hour trip but definitely more comfortable than a flight. Better working WiFi would be ideal but overall an excellent trip. Tips: Due to rush hour traffic, the buses can’t really predict arrival time, so if you are planning a trip (train Uber etc) after you get off you may want to leave extra time in case of traffic!

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

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to State College cost $41.72 on average. Tickets cheaper than $41.72 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from New York to State College in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $38 to $92. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on April 23, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to State College this week, bus tickets are available starting at $51.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from New York to State College, mark your calendar for April. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $63. However, taking the bus from New York to State College during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $98. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 27 days in advance to save $56.53 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to State College?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to State College available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. FlixBus US offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US29h 15m$87.80
Fullington Trailways29h 2m$81.98
Greyhound27h 5m$71.05
Megabus25h 3m$44.66
  • 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 2 trips per day from New York 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 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 2 bus trips from New York to State College every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to State College usually start from $24.

  • Book Megabus from New York to State College from $5. There are 2 trips per day offered by Megabus from New York to State College and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to State College. In New York, Megabus departs to State College from New York W 34th St & 12th Ave . In State College, Megabus arrives at SW Corner of Walmart Parking - 1665 N Atherton St .

    An average trip on Megabus from New York to State College takes 5 hours and 3 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to State College in 4 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to State College.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 202 miles from New York to State College. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from New York to State College 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to State College, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from New York to State College 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 New York to State College; ticket prices start at $65.00.

City Information

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.

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 New York?

Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

Buses to State College leave from 7 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • New York W 34th St & 12th Ave

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

Where does the bus arrive in State College?

Main arrival station: 152 N Atherton St.

Buses arrive in State College at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in State College:

  • 152 N Atherton St.

  • SW Corner of Walmart Parking - 1665 N Atherton St

  • State College (Airport - SCE)

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