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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from State College to Newark. Traveling by bus from State College to Newark usually takes around 8 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance193 mi (311 km)
Shortest duration5h 30m
Cheapest price$40.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFullington Trailways
Bus lines2

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Average score for buses from State College to Newark

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5.0

How much is a bus ticket from State College to Newark?

Bus tickets for a trip from State College to Newark cost $40.99 on average. Tickets cheaper than $40.99 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 avg. prices

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Taking the bus from State College to Newark is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $75. If you're planning to take the bus from State College to Newark during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $84. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

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 17 days in advance to save $38.06 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from State College to Newark?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from State College to Newark that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Fullington Trailways usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways311h 4m$85.30
Greyhound15h 30m$48.37
  • 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 1 bus trips from State College to Newark every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Newark usually start from $41.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 193 miles from State College to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 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 State College to Newark 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from State College to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from State College to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from State College to Newark; ticket prices start at $65.00.

City Information

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.

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in State College?

Main departure station: 152 N Atherton St.

State College has two bus stations with service to Newark.

All bus stations in State College:

  • 152 N Atherton St.

  • State College (Airport - SCE)

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

Main arrival station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

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

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

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