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Transportation to University Park

Getting to University Park

Maps of University Park and other Penn State locations may be found at http://www.geog.psu.edu/print-campus-maps.

BY AIR: Many students from overseas arrive at the University Park Airport located in State College, Pennsylvania (destination code "SCE") by air. The airport is serviced by Delta Connection, U. S. Airways Express, United Express, and Northwest Airlink. Typically, there are daily flights to University Park Airport from cities throughout the region such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Washington. Since your travel arrangements will include flights within the U.S., you should ask to be ticketed through to University Park Airport (SCE). A ticket purchased separately after your arrival in the U.S. will cost more.

BY BUS: Bus service to State College is available from New York City, Washington, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, with connections in Pittsburgh from the west. There are usually two or three arrivals per day from these cities. In most major cities, buses depart from downtown terminals; airport shuttles are available from the airport to these terminals. Three bus companies have connections to and from State College. More information is available from them at:

Fullington Trailways: 1-814-238-1100

Greyhound: 1-814-238-7971


BY TRAIN: The U.S. train system, Amtrak, stops nearest to State College at Lewistown, approximately 30 miles to the east, and Altoona, some 45 miles to the southwest, with two trains arriving from the east and the west each day. Of the two, Altoona is the best if you will be transferring to the bus; Lewistown is closer if someone with a car will be meeting your train. Harrisburg is also a good connection point since the train and bus stations are in the same location. For more information, visit the Amtrak web site, http://www.amtrak.com.