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There are 8 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona by plane, bus, train, subway or car

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Fly Washington Dulles to State College, bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to State College (SCE) IAD - SCE
  2. Take the bus from State College, Pa to Altoona, Pa

$286 - $621

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Altoona, Pa 4693 / ...

$46 - $102

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Fly Washington Dulles to Pittsburgh, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Pittsburgh (PIT) IAD - PIT
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Altoona Amtrak

$101 - $307

Fly Washington Dulles to Harrisburg, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Harrisburg (MDT) IAD - MDT
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Altoona Amtrak

$217 - $483

Bus, subway, train to Baltimore, fly to Altoona  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw
  2. Take the subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
  3. Take the train from New Carrollton Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
  4. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Altoona (AOO) BWI - AOO

$80 - $322

Train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Altoona Amtrak Pennsylvanian

$145 - $384

Bus, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Altoona Amtrak Pennsylvanian

$56 - $131

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona 171 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at Altoona, Pa via 7Th St & Independence Ave Sw, E St Nw & 11Th St Nw, Washington, Dc and Harrisburg, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Altoona is 120 miles. The road distance is 171 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona without a car is to train which takes 8 h 35 min and costs $140 - $390.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona, including transfers.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona is to train which takes 8 h 35 min and costs $140 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to State College Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Altoona, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona.
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  • Distance: 120 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Altoona, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona via Wiehle-Reston East Station, WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station, FARRAGUT WEST station, FARRAGUT NORTH station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, and Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona via D St Sw & 7Th St Sw, 7Th St & Independence Ave Sw, Pennsylvania Ave Nw & 12Th St Nw, E St Nw & 11Th St Nw, Massachusetts Ave & First St Ne, Washington, Dc, and Harrisburg, Pa in around 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to State College
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Altoona
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak to Altoona Amtrak
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
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
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station 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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from NEW CARROLLTON MARC nb to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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, 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
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 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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona is 171 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Altoona.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to State College Airport.

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

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