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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Pennsylvanian

$51 - $119

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. 1683 / ...
  2. 4693 / ...

$43 - $92

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. 240.2 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Philadelphia to State College, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. PHL - SCE

$191 - $909

Train to Baltimore, fly to Altoona  •  4 h 1 min

  1. BWI - AOO

$155 - $352

Fly Philadelphia to Harrisburg, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. PHL - MDT

$215 - $524

Train to Baltimore, fly to Hagerstown, drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. BWI - HGR

$121 - $299

Fly Philadelphia to Williamsport, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. PHL - IPT

$257 - $554

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Penn State Altoona, PA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona via Harrisburg, Pa and Altoona, Pa in around 5 h 56 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Williamsport
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Altoona
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Flights from Baltimore to Hagerstown
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Altoona Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Altoona Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Altoona, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from State College, Pa to Altoona, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Williamsport to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and Penn State Altoona is 283 km. The road distance is 384 km.

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona is to train and fly which takes 4 h 1 min and costs $150 - $360.

It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona, including transfers.