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Journey Information

Philadelphia to State College bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$39.00
Shortest Duration8h 30m
Trips per day1
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $39.00 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to State College. Buses from State College to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $39.00 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 11 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $12.60 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 153 miles (247 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to State College, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 30 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

There is usually only one bus per day from Philadelphia to State College. It leaves the station in Philadelphia at 11:00am 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 buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to State College; ticket prices start at $59.00.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to State College?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to State College, Pennsylvania. However, each company only runs one bus per day. We've compiled their average prices and journey times for easy comparison:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways19h 29m$98.75
Greyhound18h 30m$42.21

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Where does the bus arrive in State College?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to State College

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AugSep

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia, PA to State College, PA
4.8
Based on 10 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.3
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Juliana
5.0
March 1, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Comfortable seat
Cons
Nothing
Tips
No

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