There are 6 ways to get from Buffalo to Altoona by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Dubois, PA
  2. Take the bus from Dubois, PA to State College, PA
  3. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Altoona, Pa

$72 - $125

Cheapest option

Bus via Salamanca  •  9h 15m

  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 - $109

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Train  •  12h 7m

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

$115 - $169

Drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Altoona 208.8 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Buffalo to Altoona  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Altoona (AOO) BUF - AOO

$152 - $477

Bus to Bradford, fly to Pittsburgh, train  •  9h 13m

  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 Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

$123 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Altoona is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 4h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Altoona is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 4h 33m.

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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 Dubois, PA and State College, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo station to Altoona station. However, there are services departing from Buffalo Amtrak Station and arriving at Altoona Amtrak Station via Buffalo Depew Station, Cleveland Amtrak Station and Pittsburgh Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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The distance between Buffalo and Altoona is 166 miles. The road distance is 208.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Altoona without a car is to bus which takes 8h 55m and costs $70 - $130.

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It takes approximately 8h 55m to get from Buffalo to Altoona, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Altoona bus services, operated by Fullington Trailways, depart from Buffalo, NY station.

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Buffalo to Altoona train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Buffalo Depew Station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Altoona is to bus which takes 8h 55m and costs $70 - $130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 12h 7m, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $480 and takes 6h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Altoona.
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  • Distance: 166.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Buffalo to Altoona via Dubois, PA, State College, PA, and State College, Pa in around 8h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Altoona via Buffalo Depew Station, Cleveland Amtrak Station, and Pittsburgh Amtrak Station in around 12h 7m.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via Detroit, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via Washington Dulles, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via New York La Guardia, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via Newark, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via Charlotte, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via Chicago Midway, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via Chicago O'Hare, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Altoona via Boston, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Bradford to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Dubois, PA
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Dubois, PA to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Seneca Allegany Casino
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Seneca Allegany Casino to State College
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Bradford, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
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 State College, Pa to Altoona, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to Altoona Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 5m and has one stopover.

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Buffalo to Altoona bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Altoona, Pa station.

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Buffalo to Altoona train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Altoona Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Altoona is 209 miles. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from Buffalo to Altoona.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to Altoona Airport.

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Book your Buffalo to Altoona train tickets online with Omio, Omio and Omio.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Altoona. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to line 24 bus which takes 34 min and costs $2.

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