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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from State College to Pittsburgh. Traveling by bus from State College to Pittsburgh usually takes around 4 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance115 mi (184 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$4.99
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from State College to Pittsburgh

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Susan

July 23, 2023- Solo travel

Fullington Trailways

Pros: The drivers are well trained and drive carefully. Cons: The seat doesn't recline. Tips: Wish more people use the bus to travel. The only issue is that the Greyhound station had a few people roaming around and apparently were intoxicated. The Wifi didn't work immediately and was weak. The travel itself was good. Two thumbs up for the drivers' professionalism!

5.0

Olivia

January 18, 2023- Business

Fullington Trailways

Pros: Convenient. Cons: WiFi on bus!

4.0

Joseph

May 18, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: I had enough space in the bus. Cons: The lavatory and the charging points for gadgets (some of the sockets were bad).

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

Bus tickets for a trip from State College to Pittsburgh cost $33.74 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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

$45$30$15MayJun

If you're planning to travel by bus from State College to Pittsburgh in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $34 to $38. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 17, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Pittsburgh this week, bus tickets are available starting at $36.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from State College to Pittsburgh is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $46. If you're planning to take the bus from State College to Pittsburgh during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $56. 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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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 16 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $1.94 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from State College to Pittsburgh?

There are 4 bus lines from State College to Pittsburgh available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Megabus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Fullington Trailways25h 15m$53.48
Greyhound23h 50m$27.44
Megabus32h 49m$38.34
OurBus25h 15m$36.50
  • 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 State College to Pittsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 50 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Pittsburgh usually start from $25.

  • Book Megabus from State College to Pittsburgh from $5. There are 3 trips per day offered by Megabus from State College to Pittsburgh and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Pittsburgh. In State College, Megabus departs to Pittsburgh from SW Corner of Walmart Parking - 1665 N Atherton St . In Pittsburgh, Megabus arrives at 128 10th St .

    An average trip on Megabus from State College to Pittsburgh takes 2 hours and 49 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Pittsburgh in 2 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Pittsburgh.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $25, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from State College to Pittsburgh if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 115 miles from State College to Pittsburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

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.

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from State College to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from State College to Pittsburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from State College to Pittsburgh without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from State College to Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at $53.00.

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.

Pittsburgh

Once the epitome of American industrial power, Pittsburgh has recently seen new waves of changes that turn it into a vibrant destination for visitors, especially for families. When in Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the chance to hop on the Duquesne Incline and get to the top of Mount Washington. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of where the three rivers collide, which offers plenty of excellent photogenic angles. Culturally-inclined travelers will find the Senator John Heinz History Center the perfect place to spend a day in. It does not just offer exhibitions on the city’s history but also on its baseball and football legacies, as well as Heinz products. Whether you are a sports fan or not, it is worthwhile to check out the Heinz Field, which provides a unique waterfront view.

Pittsburgh’s staple is pierogies, and some of the highest-rated eateries that include the dish on their menu are Pierogies Plus and Penn Brewery. These establishments serve other Eastern European dishes for your enjoyment as well. For traditional American eats, Eleven has an excellent selection.

Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the nearby Pittsburgh Union Station. The main airport of the city is the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is located 10 miles west of Downtown. Another alternative is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 44 miles east of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in State College?

Main departure station: 152 N Atherton St.

Buses to Pittsburgh leave from 5 stations in State College.

All bus stations in State College:

  • 152 N Atherton St.

  • SW Corner of Walmart Parking - 1665 N Atherton St

  • State College (Airport - SCE)

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

  • State College Regional Airport Parking

Where does the bus arrive in Pittsburgh?

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Main arrival station: Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

The Grant Street Transportation Center on 11th St is the primary transportation hub of the city. It sits right across the street from the Amtrak Station, and its downtown location makes it convenient to access all of Pittsburgh. The station offers intercity bus services from popular lines such as Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Jefferson Lines, with destinations including New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Ample parking is available at the station, and surrounding amenities include multiple hotels and takeout venues.

All bus stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

  • 128 10th St

  • 55 11th Street

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