Cheap Flights To State College (SCE)

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Cheap Flights to State College from $175 One Way, $245 Round Trip

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Travel to State College

Whether you're a Penn State fan, an outdoor enthusiast or a history buff, you'll find something that intrigues you in State College, Pennsylvania. makes planning your trip easy by finding you domestic flights to State College and hotel accommodations at discount prices. People visiting this compact college town can look forward to touring Penn State University, exploring the Palmer Museum of Art and having a drink at Otto's Pub and Brewery.

Flying into State College

Flights arrive at the University Park Airport located at 2493 Fox Hill Road. Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express offer flights to State College from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Detroit. Taxicabs and shuttle buses are available to transport passengers to their hotels. However, you might want to consider renting a car to make navigating the city easier. Alamo, National, Avis and Hertz have car-rental counters at the airport, and you can reserve your rental vehicle in advance using

Exploring the City

If you enjoy winter sports, State College is a great vacation destination. During the winter, the average Fahrenheit temperature ranges from the high teens to the high 30s, and snow is common. You can visit Black Moshannon State Park to go cross-country skiing or go iceskating at the Penn State Ice Pavilion. Tussey Mountain All Se4sons, as the name suggests, is a great place to visit year-round. In the winter you can go skiing, and in the summer you can go fishing, ride paddle boats, play golf or race go-karts. Sightseeing is best in the summer, when the average temperatures range from the high 50s to the low 80s. If you're a history buff, visit the Centre Furnace Mansion Historic Site, the Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Historic Curtin Village. Penn State University draws the most tourists to the area. If you're traveling in the fall, don't miss a Nittany Lions football game.

Plan a Trip to State College

Whether you're planning a family trip or a weekend retreat, State College has a lot to offer. Visit to search for affordable flights to State College, vacation packages and tickets to local events.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to State College?
Before you book your fare, take a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page has everything you need to know about current travel advice, quarantine rules and other essential info for your flight to State College.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find answers to frequently asked questions on our convenient Customer Service Portal. While many airlines make allowances for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19, it’s best to read through the terms and conditions of your preferred carrier before you book.
Which airlines fly to State College?
Search for a flight that suits your budget and schedule among the 20 airlines that run services to and from University Park Airport (SCE). The best way to save on flight tickets is to book in advance. Take a look at these reputable domestic air carriers and land a rewarding deal today:

  • United Airlines - 62 flights to State College per month
  • American Airlines - 30 flights to State College per month
  • Delta - 16 flights to State College per month

What is the best airport to fly to in State College?
Keep an eye out for an affordable ticket to University Park Airport (SCE). It’s the main airport servicing this city and is situated around 4 miles north of the center. Once you’ve touched down, it won’t be long before you’re discovering the sights and sounds of State College.
How much is a flight to State College?
Round-trip flights to State College this past week fluctuated from $245 to $335. If you were flying one-way out of Atlanta (ATL), you could have scored fares from just $175.
How to book the cheapest flight to State College?
Snapping up cheap flights to State College is as simple as booking with Orbitz. But if you’d love to make sure you’re getting the best flight deals around, here are some suggestions your wallet will love:

  • Depending on where you’re departing from, click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival options). Sometimes, other departure points will offer better prices on fares.
  • If your plans aren’t set in concrete, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to see the flight deals for a range of departure dates. You may find an amazing fare.
  • You can also hit the ‘Show options’ function to filter results for your preferred carrier, seating class, nonstop flights and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you’d like to fly.
  • Once you’ve figured out your travel dates, don’t delay booking your flight. Fares generally climb as the departure date nears.
  • Make big savings on your getaway by bundling your flights, hotels and car rentals into a package. Your bank account will thank you.
  • Don’t fly during peak seasons if possible. By avoiding summer and school vacations, you can save loads on your airfares.

How long is a flight to State College?
The time you spend in the air will depend on where you’re departing from, whether that’s the Northern states, the South or someplace else. Below are some of the most common routes to State College and how long they take:

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to University Park Airport (SCE) - 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) to University Park Airport (SCE) - 1 hour and 7 minutes
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) to University Park Airport (SCE) - 1 hour and 11 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to State College?
If possible, purchase your flights to State College in January. This is the best month for low airfares, followed by February and August. With a little planning, you’re sure to find a cheap flight with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to State College?
When it comes to cheap fares to State College, the best days to book are generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. An unbeatable flight deal is just a few clicks away with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to State College?
Based on Orbitz data from 2020, Monday is normally the best day to score cheap flights to State College. Tuesday also has wallet-friendly fares, whereas Saturday has the highest ticket prices. Although flying out at the weekend can be more convenient, you’ll have more money to play with if you head out early in the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to State College?
Get set to jet for less in August. This is generally the best month to get on a plane if you want cheap flights to State College, based on Orbitz data. The costliest time to take off is June, so avoid this month if possible.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
We understand that plans can change and flexibility is important. That’s why you can easily search for flights that have free cancellation and no change fees on Orbitz. Just click on “Filter by flexible change policies” and we’ll show you fares more flexible than candy on a dashboard in summer!
What do I need for the flight to State College?
Flying doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact it can be a joy with a little pre-planning! Make your flight a total breeze with these handy tips:

  • Your travel documents are the most important items you’ll need to carry on your flight. To avoid any delays while checking in, make sure that the information on your ticket matches your government-issued ID.
  • Take some activities to keep you amused on your journey to State College. Magazines and devices like tablets and laptops are good ideas. Be sure to take a water bottle with you too. Even on short flights, it’s important to keep well-hydrated.
  • Even if you’re traveling in the height of summer, take a sweater or hoodie on board with you. Cabins are notorious for getting downright chilly.

How many direct flights are there to State College?
A number of airlines fly nonstop into State College, with around 17 direct flights per month to pick from. These well-known carriers include United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to State College?
There are ways of booking business or first-class airfares to State College that won’t burn through your wallet. Find a seat at the front of the plane for less with these handy tips:

  • Flexibility is everything. By being open to a variety of travel dates, you’ll have better odds of finding a deal on business or first-class airfares.
  • A lot of low-cost airlines these days offer outstanding business-class seating for a wallet-friendly price.
  • Make the most of your airline’s flight rewards program and use points to upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in an online auction.

How to get into State College from the airport?
If you’d like to travel by road into State College, there are several car rental outlets at University Park Airport (SCE). Among these are Enterprise, Payless and Alamo. Choose an University Park Airport (SCE) car rental, slide into the driver’s seat and you’ll be off on your vacation in a jiffy. The city center is 4 miles south of the airport so you could also take a taxi or public transportation into town and rent your wheels from State College car rentals instead.
What is the best time to go to State College?
There’s no good or bad time to visit State College, though are the liveliest months. Like most of the Northern Hemisphere, summer kicks off June 20. If you’d like to hang out in a light shirt than a thick winter coat, this time of the year may be perfect for you. Expect average daytime highs of 80undefined and nightly lows around 55undefined.

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