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

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Train  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Sandusky Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian

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Bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Sandusky to Cleveland
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland to Pittsburgh
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Altoona

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Drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Drive from Sandusky to Altoona 275.2 miles

Train, bus, fly  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Sandusky Amtrak Station to Toledo
  2. Take the bus from Toledo to Dearborn
  3. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to State College (SCE) DTW - SCE
  4. Take the bus from State College to Altoona

Sandusky to Altoona by train

The train journey time between Sandusky and Altoona is around 7h 52m and covers a distance of around 313 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Amtrak, the Sandusky to Altoona train service departs from Sandusky Amtrak Station and arrives in Altoona Amtrak Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
7h 52m Average Duration
$65 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Sandusky to Altoona is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 4h 53m.

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The fastest way to get from Sandusky to Altoona is to drive. Taking this option will cost $50 - $75 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sandusky to Altoona. However, there are services departing from Sandusky and arriving at Altoona via Cleveland and Pittsburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sandusky station to Altoona station. However, there are services departing from Sandusky Amtrak Station and arriving at Altoona Amtrak Station via Pittsburgh Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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The distance between Sandusky and Altoona is 235 miles. The road distance is 275.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Sandusky to Altoona without a car is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Sandusky to Altoona, including transfers.

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Sandusky to Altoona bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sandusky station.

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Sandusky to Altoona train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Sandusky Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Sandusky to Altoona is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs $65 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 9h 35m.

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  • Distance: 235.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 52m

What companies run services between Sandusky, OH, USA and Altoona, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Sandusky to Altoona via Pittsburgh Amtrak Station in around 7h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sandusky to Altoona via Cleveland and Pittsburgh in around 9h 35m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $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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Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sandusky Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Amtrak
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
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Sandusky Amtrak Station to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
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 Sandusky to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $55
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
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Toledo to Dearborn
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Amtrak

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to State College Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sandusky to Altoona is 275 miles. It takes approximately 4h 53m to drive from Sandusky to Altoona.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to State College Airport.

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