DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO SACKETT BUILDING
There are 3 airlines that connect directly to State College (SCE). The airline, connecting city and plane types are noted below. It is a small airport, with little in the way of food or amenities (no bar). The security line moves quickly except for 6:00 a.m. flights, when all three airlines have planes that leave at almost the same times (around 6 to 7 am). This delay, however, is generally minimal.
United: Washington Dulles (IAD) – prop plane; and Chicago (ORD) – regional jet
American: Philadelphia (PHL) – mix of prop and regional jet
Delta: Detroit (DTW) – jet
While you may fly into airports in other cities near Penn State, the drive is quite long: Philadelphia (4 hr); Pittsburgh (3 hr); Harrisburg (2 hr).
There are several hotels within walking distance to the Sackett Building. The Nittany Lion Inn is on campus, convenient, has its own parking deck as well as restaurants and bar. The Penn Stater hotel is located off campus. Two hotels within walking distance are the Atherton, Days Inn (soon to open Hyatt Place).
TRAVEL FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL
Hotel limo pickup: Most hotels offer pick-up service; this should be arranged with the hotel directly.
Taxi: There are usually several taxi drivers located in the single, main airport reception area from the plane who are available to provide transportation to your destination and will help with handling luggage. Because of the airport’s small size, this is an easy process, and will generally cost less than $20.
Car rental: There are several rental companies with cars conveniently located just outside of the airport.