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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Mt. Pocono, PA to Wilkes-Barre, PA
  2. Take the bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to State College, PA
  3. Take the bus from State College to Altoona

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Mt. Pocono, PA to New York
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia to Altoona Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Mount Pocono to Altoona

Bus, fly

  1. Take the bus from Mt. Pocono, PA to Scranton, PA
  2. Fly from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) to State College (SCE)
  3. Take the bus from State College to Altoona

Mount Pocono to Altoona by bus

The bus journey time between Mount Pocono and Altoona is around 10h 45m and covers a distance of around 231 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 29m. The fastest bus normally takes 10h 45m. Operated by Martz Bus, Fullington Trailways and Greyhound USA, the Mount Pocono to Altoona bus service departs from Mt. Pocono, PA and arrives in Altoona. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
5h 15m
Layover time:
5h 29m
Total time:
10h 45m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
10h 45m
Bus distance:
231 miles
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$63
Carbon emissions:
46 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:30
Last bus departs at:
10:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Mount Pocono to Altoona bus schedules

Mount Pocono → Altoona
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Altoona is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Altoona is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Altoona is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Mount Pocono to Altoona is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Mount Pocono to Altoona is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mount Pocono to Altoona. However, there are services departing from Mt. Pocono, PA and arriving at Altoona via Wilkes-Barre, PA and State College. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 13m.

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The distance between Mount Pocono and Altoona is 165 miles. The road distance is 191.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Mount Pocono to Altoona without a car is to bus which takes 7h 13m and costs $60 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7h 13m to get from Mount Pocono to Altoona, including transfers.

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Mount Pocono to Altoona bus services, operated by Martz Bus, depart from Mt. Pocono, PA station.

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There is no direct flight from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport to State College Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mount Pocono to Altoona is 192 miles. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Mount Pocono to Altoona.

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  • Distance: 164.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 13m

What companies run services between Mount Pocono, PA, USA and Altoona, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Mount Pocono to Altoona via Wilkes-Barre, PA and State College in around 7h 13m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to State College via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Philadelphia to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Child
$90 - $130
First Class - Adult
$150 - $210
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$150 - $210
First Class - Child
$140 - $210
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
Martz Bus
Phone
+1 570 821-3800
Website
martzbus.com
Bus from Mt. Pocono, PA to Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
martzbus.com
Book at
martzbus.com
Bus from Mt. Pocono, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
martzbus.com
Book at
martzbus.com
Bus from Mt. Pocono, PA to Scranton, PA
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
martzbus.com
Book at
martzbus.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Senior 65+
$28 - $50
Youth 2-16
$29 - $55
Adult
$30 - $55
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 to Altoona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Mt Pocono to Scranton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Flexible
$26 - $40

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport to State College Airport.

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