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Syracuse - State College Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Syracuse to State College. Traveling by bus from Syracuse to State College usually takes around 12 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance179 mi (288 km)
Shortest duration11h 50m
Cheapest price$27.48
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Syracuse to State College?

Bus tickets for a trip from Syracuse to State College cost $49.98 on average. Tickets cheaper than $49.98 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.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Syracuse to State College are at their cheapest average price in September. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $57. On the other hand, traveling on this route during March might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for March trips cost $119, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

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 19 days in advance to save $40.08 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Syracuse to State College?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Syracuse to State College. Greyhound 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
Greyhound112h 52m$66.33
  • 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 1 bus trips from Syracuse to State College every day, with the average journey taking around 12 hours and 52 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to State College usually start from $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 179 miles from Syracuse to State College. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 50 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to State College at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

There is usually only one bus per day from Syracuse to State College. It leaves the station in Syracuse at 7:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Syracuse 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.

City Information

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

State College

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State College, PA - SCL-1

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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 Syracuse?

Main departure station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

Most buses depart from the main station in Syracuse.

All bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

Where does the bus arrive in State College?

Main arrival station: 152 N Atherton St.

All buses from Syracuse arrive at one main station in State College.

All bus stations in State College:

  • 152 N Atherton St.

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