There are 5 ways to get from Buffalo to Altoona by bus, train, 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

Bus Fullington Trailways  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Seneca Allegany Casino
  2. Take the bus from Seneca Allegany Casino to State College
  3. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Altoona, Pa

$60 - $116

Cheapest option

Bus via Pittsburgh, Pa  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Altoona, Pa

$54 - $130

3 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Altoona Amtrak

$124 - $298

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Altoona 210.5 miles

$20 - $30

Bus, fly, train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Bradford, PA
  2. Fly from Bradford (BFD) to Pittsburgh (PIT) BFD - PIT
  3. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Altoona Amtrak

$155 - $312

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Altoona is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Altoona is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Altoona is 166 miles. The road distance is 210.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Buffalo to Altoona, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Altoona. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at Altoona, Pa via Seneca Allegany Casino and State College, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to Altoona. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at Altoona Amtrak via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, Cleveland Amtrak and Pittsburgh Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Altoona is 211 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Buffalo to Altoona.

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  • Distance: 166.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Altoona, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Buffalo to Altoona via Seneca Allegany Casino, State College, and State College, Pa in around 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Altoona via Buffalo, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, Cleveland Amtrak, and Pittsburgh Amtrak in around 12 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Bradford to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Altoona Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 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
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Seneca Allegany Casino
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
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Bus from Seneca Allegany Casino to State College
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Bus from Buffalo, NY to Bradford, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from State College, Pa to Altoona, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Altoona, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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