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There are 3 ways to get from Carlisle to Altoona by bus, train or car

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Hanover St & High St to Commonwealth Ave & Walnut St
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg to Altoona Amtrak Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hanover St & High St to Market Square Transfer Center
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg to Altoona

Drive

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Altoona

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Altoona is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Altoona is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Altoona. However, there are services departing from Hanover St & High St and arriving at Altoona via Harrisburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 3m.

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The distance between Carlisle and Altoona is 68 miles. The road distance is 116.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Altoona without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 17m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Carlisle to Altoona, including transfers.

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Carlisle to Altoona bus services, operated by CAT Transit, depart from Hanover St & High St station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Altoona is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Carlisle to Altoona.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Altoona.
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  • Distance: 67.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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

You can take a bus from Carlisle to Altoona via Market Square Transfer Center and Harrisburg in around 5h 3m.

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 Harrisburg to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
CAT Transit
Phone
+1 717-238-8304
Website
cattransit.com
Bus from Hanover St & High St to Commonwealth Ave & Walnut St
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
cattransit.com
Book at
cattransit.com
Bus from Hanover St & High St to Market Square Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
cattransit.com
Book at
cattransit.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Harrisburg to Altoona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $60

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