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

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Train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Altoona Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian

$65 - $143

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Altoona, Pa 4693

$35 - $50

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Drive  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Altoona 284.9 miles

$27 - $45

Fly New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh, train  •  7h 31m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Pittsburgh (PIT) LGA - PIT
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

$167 - $558

Fly Newark to Pittsburgh, train  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Pittsburgh (PIT) EWR - PIT
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

$151 - $391

Train to Philadelphia, fly to State College, bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to State College (SCE) PHL - SCE
  3. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Altoona, Pa

$239 - $1,037

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Altoona is to drive which costs $27 - $45 and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Altoona is to drive which costs $27 - $45 and takes 4h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Altoona, Pa. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Altoona station. However, there are services departing from 86 St and arriving at Altoona Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station and 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 59m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Altoona is 234 miles. The road distance is 284.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Altoona without a car is to train which takes 6h 59m and costs $65 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Manhattan to Altoona, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Altoona bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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Manhattan to Altoona train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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

You can take a train from Manhattan to Altoona via 34 St - Penn Station, New York Penn Station, and 30th Street Train Station in around 6h 59m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York, Ny to Altoona, Pa once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Newark to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
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 New York, Ny to Altoona, Pa
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
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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The best way to get from Manhattan to Altoona is to train which takes 6h 59m and costs $65 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 32m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Altoona is 285 miles. It takes approximately 4h 52m to drive from Manhattan to Altoona.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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Book your Manhattan to Altoona bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Altoona. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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