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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Penn State Altoona by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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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Bus, train  •  6h 47m

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

$56 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 21m

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

$47 - $65

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Train  •  7h 10m

  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 Station Pennsylvanian

$74 - $220

Drive  •  3h 9m

  1. Drive from Washington to Penn State Altoona 177.8 miles

$17 - $26

Train to Baltimore, fly to Johnstown, taxi  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Johnstown (JST) BWI - JST
  3. Take a taxi from Johnstown to Penn State Altoona

$211 - $372

Fly Washington Dulles to State College, bus  •  5h 6m

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

$308 - $662

Fly Reagan Washington to Pittsburgh, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Pittsburgh (PIT) DCA - PIT
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station

$153 - $402

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Penn State Altoona is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Penn State Altoona is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 9m.

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The distance between Washington and Penn State Altoona is 136 miles. The road distance is 177.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Penn State Altoona without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 47m and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Washington to Penn State Altoona, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Penn State Altoona is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs $70 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Johnstown Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Penn State Altoona is 178 miles. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Washington to Penn State Altoona.

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Boutique Air offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Johnstown Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Penn State Altoona. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Penn State Altoona.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Penn State Altoona, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Washington to Penn State Altoona via Philadelphia 30th Street Station and Altoona Amtrak Station in around 7h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Penn State Altoona via Harrisburg, Pa and Altoona, Pa in around 7h 21m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Baltimore to Johnstown
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $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 Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$190 - $270
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$190 - $270
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$210 - $290
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Altoona Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$190 - $270
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
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $160
First Class
$130 - $260
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Altoona, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $60
Bus from State College, Pa to Altoona, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Flexible
$28 - $40
Other operators
Taxi from Johnstown to Penn State Altoona
Ave. Duration
55m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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