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How to Get to State College, PA

Whether by air, rail or the open road, there are many ways to get to Happy Valley, and a lot of cool places to go and things to do along the way.

Fly

University Park Airport may be small, but it's always busy with business travelers, visitors and Penn State students traveling to and from home. With service to four major metro areas, you can get to anywhere from here:

      Northwest Airlink to and from Detroit
      United Express to and from Washington/Dulles
      US Airways Express to and from Philadelphia

Short- and long-term parking is available in secure lots, and now you can pay for parking with a credit card right from your driver's seat.

For more information, including driving directions, fares and more, visit the airport's website.

Ride

Ride right into downtown State College! Choose from one of the following bus companies servicing the area:

Fullington Bus Company

316 E. Cherry St.
PO Box 211
Clearfield, PA 16830
Telephone: 800-435-6556
Website

Fullington Tours offer Tours and Travel for Penn State University Football Games and so much more.

MegaBus

4400 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
Telephone: 1-877-462-6342
Website

Megabus offers trips for as low as $1 from the following locations: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York and Camden.

Greyhound

152 North Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801-3878
Telephone: 814-238-7971
Website

Take a Train

The region is also a short trip away from several Amtrak train stations, located in Altoona, Lewistown, and Huntingdon.

Drive

From New York City, the suggested route is via the George Washington Bridge to I-80. In Pennsylvania, exit I- 80 at exit 161 (Bellefonte) and follow PA Route 220 South to State College. To get to campus, take exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University.

From the Philadelphia area, take Philadelphia Schuylkill Expressway to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, leave the Turnpike at exit 247 (Harrisburg East), and follow I-283 to I-83 and proceed north on I-83 to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 south to Route 322, 22 West exit. Proceed west on Route 322 through Lewistown to State College exit 74.

From Pittsburgh, follow Route 22 East to Duncansville, I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College exit 73.
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follow Route 22 East beyond Duncansville to Water Street, Route 45 East to Pine Grove Mills and Route 26 North to State College.

From the West, take I-80 to exit 123 (Woodland) just east of Clearfield, then US Route 322 East to State College, or exit I-80 at exit 161 (Bellefonte) and follow PA Route 220 South to State College.

From Washington, D.C., take Route 270 to Frederick then Route 70 to Breezewood - Pennsylvania Turnpike (exit 12) - and go one exit west to Bedford (exit 11). Take I-99 North to Route 220 to Route 322 East to State College exit 74,
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take I-95 or the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Baltimore, West loop I-695 to I-83 north. Continue on I-83 North to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 South to Route 322, 22 exit. Proceed west on Route 322 to Lewistown and State College.

Maps and Fun Detours

Need maps? Click here for maps for Downtown State College, the Penn State Campus, and football-game related maps such as Beaver Stadium seating and gameday parking!

There are plenty of great places to stop on your way to Happy Valley.

Historic Lewisburg, Pennsylvania is about an hour east of State College at the intersection of Routes 45 and 15, and is easily accessible from Interstate 80. Lewisburg is home to Bucknell University. Stop for lunch at Vennari's Pizza or the Bull Run Inn in downtown Lewisburg, or head about 5 miles north on Route 15 to the Country Cupboard, located on the left-hand side.

If you're heading to Happy Valley on Route 322 West, stop in Harrisburg. The city is home to the Capitol Building and the famed Strawberry Square shopping center.

On the way via Route 220/I-99 North, the city of Altoona offers tons of options for shopping and restaurants, including the Logan Valley Mall and many well-known chain restaurants, including Pennsylvania's own Eat'n Park.