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There are 4 ways to get from Buffalo to Altoona by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 45 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

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Train  •  12 h 5 min

  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

$124 - $281

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Altoona 210.5 miles

$20 - $30

Bus, fly, train  •  9 h 17 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 Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

$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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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 45 min.

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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 12 h 5 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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The best way to get from Buffalo to Altoona without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $60 - $120.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min 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, arrive at Buffalo Depew Station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Altoona is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $60 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $290 and takes 12 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 166.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 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 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Altoona via Buffalo Depew Station, Cleveland Amtrak Station, and Pittsburgh Amtrak Station 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

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
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 Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
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 Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
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
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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
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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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24

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The quickest flight from Bradford Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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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 211 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Buffalo to Altoona.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Bradford Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Altoona. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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