University Airport is conveniently located just over five miles from Penn State University and has flights from several major cities such as Philadelphia, Detroit and Washington/Dulles. Once you have arrived at the airport, you can rent a car, or take a taxi or shuttle.
State College is located in central Pennsylvania. I-99 runs north-south, connecting I-80 with the Pennsylvania Turnpike. PA 26 runs north (Beaver Ave) toward Howard, Pennsylvania, and south (College Ave) toward the Maryland state line. US 322 runs east-west through State College; US 322 Business (Atherton St.) is the main east-west passageway in State College. US-322 West from Harrisburg (1 3/4 hours); US-22 East/I-99 North from Pittsburgh (2 3/4 hours); I-83 North/US-22 West from Baltimore (3 1/4 hrs); I-76 West from Philadelphia (3 1/2 hours); I-88 West from New York City (4 hours).
Greyhound Bus Lines (814-238-7971) and Fullington Trailways (814-238-1100) offer connections both to and from State College. The Bus Terminal is located at 152 N Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801.
Megabus provides transportation to State College from Harrisburg, New York, Camden, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The Megabus stop is located in the southwest corner of the Wal-mart parking lot at 1665 North Atherton Street, State College, PA 16803.
GETTING AROUND STATE COLLEGE:
Downtown State College offers many stores, restaurants and bars easily accessible by foot along College Ave and Beaver Ave. Beaver Stadium and the Bryce Jordan Center are also both in walking distance. Nittany Mall is located about four miles from the stadium and can be reached by car or bus.
TAXIS: Taxi services run 24 hours/7 days a week in State College and are very affordable. Many times, taxis can be flagged down on the street, but it is best to call a few minutes ahead during football weekends or in especially bad weather.
AA Transit Inc: (814) 231-8294
Centre County Taxi for Less: (814) 238-7900
Happy Valley Rides: (814) 237-7433
Nittany Express Inc: (814) 867-4646
Taxi by Handy Delivery: (814) 355-5555
CATA BUS: Bus service on and around Penn State’s campus is provided by the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA). The Blue Loop runs a loop around campus from Curtin Rd. via College Ave. The White Loop offers stops on campus as well as downtown via Beaver Ave. In addition, the Red Link runs back and forth across campus between Innovation Park and Whitecourse Apartments via Park Ave. and Curtin Rd. The Green Link follows a similar path, but runs only between the Stadium parking lots and Pattee Library. The Blue Loop, White Loop, Red Link and Green Link are all no-fare buses.
CATA also provides a Community Service made up of 17 community bus routes, which run through the borough of Bellefonte, the village of Pleasant Gap, apartment complexes, residential areas and suburban shopping centers including stops for Nittany Mall and Walmart. Additional information and bus schedules can be found on the CATA website.
On game day, CATA provides Game Day Football Shuttles. There are two different shuttles, the Downtown Shuttle and the South Atherton Shuttle. Each trip on the shuttle is $3.00 per person. For stops, schedules or more information visit their website.
The Bicycle Shop
441 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Offers half-day, full-day or weekly rentals from $15-$140, depending on the type of bike and length of rental. All rentals include a bike, helmet, and lock if needed. To be guaranteed a bike, please call 1 week in advance.
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm