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There are 8 ways to get from San Jose to Altoona by plane, train, bus, subway or car

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Fly San Jose to Johnstown, train

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Johnstown (JST)
  2. Take the train from Johnstown Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

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Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Altoona

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Altoona (AOO)

Fly San Jose to State College, bus

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to State College (SCE)
  2. Take the bus from State College to Altoona

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to State College, bus

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to State College (SCE)
  3. Take the bus from State College to Altoona

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly to Pittsburgh, train

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Pittsburgh (PIT)
  3. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Jose Downtown to Las Vegas Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Altoona

BART, train

  1. Take the BART from Berryessa / North San Jose to Richmond
  2. Take the train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  4. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from San Jose to Altoona

San Jose to Altoona by bus

The bus journey time between San Jose and Altoona is around 2 days 23h and covers a distance of around 2913 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 9h 12m. The fastest bus normally takes 2 days 21h. Operated by FlixBus-us, RTC Southern Nevada and Greyhound USA, the San Jose to Altoona bus service departs from San Jose Downtown and arrives in Altoona. Typically three 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:
2 days 14h
Layover time:
9h 12m
Total time:
2 days 23h

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
2 days 21h
Bus distance:
2913 miles
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
581 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:00
Last bus departs at:
12:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Jose to Altoona bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from San Jose to Altoona is to Caltrain and fly, which costs $130 - $360 and takes 11h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Altoona is to Caltrain and fly which costs $130 - $360 and takes 11h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Altoona. However, there are services departing from San Jose Downtown and arriving at Altoona via WB Garces after Casino Center, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Jose to Altoona station. However, there are services departing from Berryessa / North San Jose and arriving at Altoona Amtrak Station via Richmond, Chicago Union Station and Pittsburgh Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19h.

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The distance between San Jose and Altoona is 2338 miles. The road distance is 2714.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Altoona without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 16h and costs .

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It takes approximately 12h 4m to get from San Jose to Altoona, including transfers.

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San Jose to Altoona bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from San Jose Downtown station.

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San Jose to Altoona train services, operated by BART, depart from Berryessa / North San Jose station.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Johnstown Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 54m and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Altoona.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 2338.3 miles
  • Duration: 12h 4m

What companies run services between San Jose, CA, USA and Altoona, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Jose to Altoona via Las Vegas Downtown, WB Garces after Casino Center, NB Main after Bridger, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh in around 2 days 16h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Johnstown via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from San Jose to Johnstown via Houston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Johnstown via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Johnstown via Denver, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
16h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Johnstown via Las Vegas, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Johnstown via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Jose to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from San Jose to State College via Denver, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to State College via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from San Jose to State College via Houston, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Boise, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Salt Lake City, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Indio/Palm Springs, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Columbus, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Denver, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Detroit, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Charlotte, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Phoenix, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Chicago Midway, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Minneapolis, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Las Vegas, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Denver, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Salt Lake City, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Chicago O'Hare, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from San Francisco to Altoona via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to State College via Salt Lake City, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from San Jose to State College via Seattle, Detroit
Ave. Duration
12h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $950
Flights from San Jose to State College via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
12h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Salt Lake City, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Los Angeles, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from San Jose to State College via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from San Jose to State College via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to State College via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h 21m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Pittsburgh via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Johnstown Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
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
Train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$3 - $5
One-way Adult
$7 - $10
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Berryessa / North San Jose to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
bart.gov
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 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 Las Vegas to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $290
Flexible
$300 - $430
Bus from Pittsburgh to Altoona
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Jose Downtown to Las Vegas Downtown
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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San Jose to Altoona bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Altoona station.

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Altoona is 3h ahead of San Jose. It is currently 11:16 PM in San Jose and 2:16 AM in Altoona.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Altoona is 2715 miles. It takes approximately 42h 16m to drive from San Jose to Altoona.

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American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Johnstown Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Altoona. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Jose to San Jose Airport is to line 60 bus which takes 6 min and costs $3.

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