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There are 10 ways to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Altoona Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian

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Bus via Harrisburg  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Harrisburg "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg to Altoona "Greyhound"

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Train via Philadelphia  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Altoona Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian

Bus  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the bus from New York 7th Ave and 27th St to State College, PA New York
  2. Take the bus from State College to Altoona "Greyhound"

Drive  •  4h 44m

  1. Drive from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona 278 miles

Train to Baltimore, fly to Altoona  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Altoona (AOO) BWI - AOO

Train to Philadelphia, fly to State College, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to State College (SCE) PHL - SCE
  3. Take the bus from State College to Altoona

Fly Newark to Pittsburgh, train  •  7h 20m

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

Fly New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh, train  •  7h 28m

  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

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

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

Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona by train

The train journey time between Pennsylvania Station (New York City) and Altoona is around 6h 17m and covers a distance of around 325 miles. The fastest train normally takes 6h 17m. Operated by Amtrak, the Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona train service departs from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arrives in Altoona Amtrak Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
6h 17m
Fastest train time:
6h 17m
Train distance:
325 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$45
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:52
Last train departs at:
10:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona train schedules

Pennsylvania Station (New York City) → 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
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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 Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona is to drive which takes 4h 44m and costs $27 - $40.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Altoona via Harrisburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station station and arriving at Altoona Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 17m.

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The distance between Pennsylvania Station (New York City) and Altoona is 233 miles. The road distance is 278 miles.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona without a car is to train which takes 6h 17m and costs $45 - $65.

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The train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Altoona Amtrak Station takes 6h 17m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona is to train which takes 6h 17m and costs $45 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus via Harrisburg, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona.
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  • Distance: 232.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 17m

What companies run services between Pennsylvania Station (New York City), NY, USA and Altoona, PA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Altoona Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 6h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona via New York and Harrisburg in around 7h 53m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Pittsburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Flights from New York JFK to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $310
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Newark to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Baltimore to Altoona
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $85
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Pittsburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
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 Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $120
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
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
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
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$130 - $190
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$130 - $190
Business Seat - Child
$130 - $190
First Class - Adult
$200 - $290
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$200 - $290
First Class - Child
$200 - $280
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
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$19 - $60
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $120
Business Class Seat
$60 - $160
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 to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York 7th Ave and 27th St to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Altoona Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Altoona station.

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Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Altoona Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona is 278 miles. It takes approximately 4h 44m to drive from Pennsylvania Station (New York City) to Altoona.

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