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There are 5 ways to get from Altoona to 30th Street Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Altoona Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Pennsylvanian

$45 - $120

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Bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Altoona, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa 4692 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, PA to Philadelphia, PA

$31 - $69

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Altoona to 30th Street Station 238 miles

$23 - $35

Bus to State College, fly to Philadelphia  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Altoona, Pa to State College, Pa
  2. Fly from State College (SCE) to Philadelphia (PHL) SCE - PHL

$183 - $899

Train to Johnstown, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Altoona Amtrak Station to Johnstown Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Johnstown (JST) to Baltimore (BWI) JST - BWI
  3. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$160 - $363

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The cheapest way to get from Altoona to 30th Street Station is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Altoona to 30th Street Station is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Altoona to 30th Street Station. However, there are services departing from Altoona, Pa and arriving at Philadelphia, PA via Harrisburg Transportation Center and Harrisburg, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Altoona Amtrak Station station and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 54m.

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The distance between Altoona and 30th Street Station is 175 miles. The road distance is 238 miles.

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The best way to get from Altoona to 30th Street Station without a car is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs $45 - $120.

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The train from Altoona Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station takes 4h 54m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Altoona to 30th Street Station bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Altoona, Pa station.

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Altoona to 30th Street Station train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Altoona Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Altoona to 30th Street Station is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 6h 58m.

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  • Distance: 174.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Altoona, PA, USA and 30th Street Station, PA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Altoona to 30th Street Station once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Altoona to 30th Street Station via Harrisburg, Pa, Harrisburg Transportation Center, Harrisburg Mall, Harrisburg, PA, and Philadelphia, PA in around 6h 58m.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Johnstown to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Johnstown to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Altoona Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Altoona Amtrak Station to Johnstown Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Altoona, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Altoona, Pa to State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25

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The quickest flight from State College Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 57m.

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Altoona to 30th Street Station bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Philadelphia, PA station.

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Altoona to 30th Street Station train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Altoona to 30th Street Station is 238 miles. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Altoona to 30th Street Station.

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American Airlines offers flights from State College Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 457+ hotels available in 30th Street Station. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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