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By plane: Travelers can enter the area via plane using the University Park Airport. This is a small airport which is served by connecting flights from other nearby international airport. These connecting flights are linked through three different airlines; Delta, United and and American Airlines (2016). More information can be obtained from the official website for the airport which is located at www.universityparkairport.com.The main connections are with Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and Philadelphia.Upon arrival: The airport is conveniently located so that travelers can reach their hotel destinations easily via taxi or shuttle. Alternatively, travelers can opt to rent a car from Avis ( www.avis.com ), Hertz ( www.hertz.com ) or National ( www.nationalcar.com ). There are no buses running to the airport, so visitors should plan to spend a little bit of money upon arrival in order to get to their hotel destination.
By car: Travelers heading to the area by car usually come via Interstate 80. Other popular routes include U.S. Routes 220 and 322. Specific driving directions can be obtained from Google ( www.maps.google.com) or Mapquest ( www.mapquest.com).
By bus: Visitors who are interested in reaching the area as inexpensively as possible should consider taking the Greyhound Bus which runs directly in to a station located near the Penn State Campus. Most commonly, visitors come through either Pittsburgh or Philadelphia on their route. See www.greyhound.com for detailed schedule and route information.
Another line is MegaBus that runs from Pittsburgh to New York City with a stop at State College. The fares are quite reasonable and the fleet modern and clean. Other destination with this company are Chicago, Cleveland, Harrisburg and pithsburg. The bus stop is in the parking lot of the North Atherton Center near Walmart. This is well beyond walking distance from the Penn State campus and town, but Catabus "V" line stop a short distance from where the MegaBus stops will get you onto the campus and town. There are also taxis that often wait for the Megabus to arrive. The trip into the heart of State College is about $8 in 2012. http://us.megabus.com/Default.aspx