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There are 4 ways to get from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Altoona Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian

$51 - $119

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Bus  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Altoona, Pa 4693 / ...

$43 - $92

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona 240.2 miles

$23 - $35

Fly, bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to State College (SCE) PHL - SCE
  2. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Altoona, Pa

$190 - $908

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

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

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The distance between Philadelphia and Penn State Altoona is 177 miles. The road distance is 240.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona without a car is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs $50 - $120.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs $50 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $95 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to State College Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 1 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona is 240 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to State College Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Penn State Altoona. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Penn State Altoona.
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  • Distance: 176.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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 6 h 11 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
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
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 Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
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
Twice daily
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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