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There are 6 ways to get from South Carolina to Penn State Altoona by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Palmetto / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Altoona Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian

$132 - $349

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, NC to Washington
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
  4. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

$100 - $208

4 alternative options

Bus  •  18 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  4. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
  5. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Altoona, Pa

$100 - $233

Drive  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Penn State Altoona 572.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Pittsburgh, train  •  8 h 44 min

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

$187 - $382

Fly to Harrisburg, train  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Harrisburg (MDT) CLT - MDT
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

$185 - $567

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Carolina to Penn State Altoona is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Carolina to Penn State Altoona is to fly and train which costs $180 - $390 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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The distance between South Carolina and Penn State Altoona is 489 miles. The road distance is 572.8 miles.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Penn State Altoona without a car is to train which takes 16 h 16 min and costs $130 - $350.

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It takes approximately 16 h 16 min to get from South Carolina to Penn State Altoona, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Penn State Altoona is to train which takes 16 h 16 min and costs $130 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $240 and takes 18 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to Penn State Altoona is 573 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 40 min to drive from South Carolina to Penn State Altoona.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Charlotte Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Penn State Altoona. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Penn State Altoona.
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  • Distance: 489.2 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Florence to Penn State Altoona via Philadelphia 30th Street Station and Altoona Amtrak Station in around 16 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Penn State Altoona via Fayetteville, Nc, Richmond, Va, Washington, Dc, Harrisburg, Pa, and Altoona, Pa in around 18 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Pittsburgh via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Florence Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
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
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
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
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Florence, Sc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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