There are 8 ways to get from Altoona to Philadelphia by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$45 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Altoona, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa 4692 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa 1612 / ...

$35 - $84

6 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Altoona to Philadelphia 238.9 miles

$23 - $35

Bus to State College, fly to Philadelphia  •  3 h 52 min

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

$184 - $900

Fly Altoona to Baltimore, train  •  3 h 25 min

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

$152 - $348

Train to Harrisburg, fly to Philadelphia  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Altoona Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak
  2. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Philadelphia (PHL) MDT - PHL

$213 - $516

Train to Pittsburgh, fly to Philadelphia  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Altoona Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
  2. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Philadelphia (PHL) PIT - PHL

$163 - $510

Bus, bus to Williamsport, fly to Philadelphia  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Altoona, Pa to State College, Pa
  2. Take the bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
  3. Fly from Williamsport (IPT) to Philadelphia (PHL) IPT - PHL

$251 - $545

What companies run services between Altoona, PA, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Altoona to Philadelphia twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Altoona to Philadelphia via Harrisburg, Pa in around 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Harrisburg to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Williamsport to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Altoona to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Altoona Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice 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 to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Altoona Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Altoona, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Altoona, Pa to State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Altoona and Philadelphia is 281 km. The road distance is 382 km.

The cheapest way to get from Altoona to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Altoona to Philadelphia is to fly and train which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $150 - $350.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Altoona to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Altoona, Pa and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Harrisburg, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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