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Journey Information

State College to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$39.00
Shortest Duration4h 5m
Trips per day2
Bus lines3

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, $44.25 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 $44.25 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 $16.10 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 153 miles (247 kilometers) from State College, PA to Philadelphia, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 5 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, 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 State College?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. 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. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from State College to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $59.00.

What bus companies travel from State College to Philadelphia?

There are 3 bus lines from State College, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fullington Trailways offers the most choice in regards to departure time, with a couple of buses on its daily schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways26h 47m$60.54
Greyhound15h 10m$42.93
OurBus14h 6m$50.00

Where does the bus leave from in State College?

State College, Pennsylvania has two bus stations with service to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St
  • SW Corner of Walmart Parking - 1665 N Atherton St

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • University City -- Ludlow St

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 5 reviews
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)
December 21, 2019Solo travel
all good
the wi fi signal
the trip was pleasant
October 11, 2019Visiting family
The staff was so friendly and the trip was effortless and comfortable!
August 30, 2019Visiting friends
It was one of the best bus trips I have ever had. Thank you very much.

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