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Pittsburgh - Altoona Train Schedule

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$36.50
7:30 AM
1100 Liberty Ave
9:57 AM
1231 11th Ave
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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Pittsburgh to Altoona. Traveling by train from Pittsburgh to Altoona usually takes around 2 hours and 27 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance84 mi (136 km)
Fastest train2h 27m
Lowest price$28.95
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pennsylvanian
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Pittsburgh, PA to Altoona, PA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Elizabeth

April 2, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: I loved the experience of traveling by train. It made me feel like I was traveling somewhere much more exciting than I actually was. Cons: Everything was great, the seat could be a little comfier but overall no complaints!

Pros: I loved the experience of traveling by train. It made me feel like I was traveling somewhere much more exciting than I actually was. Cons: Everything was great, the seat could be a little comfier but overall no complaints!

What is the price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh to Altoona?

In the last month, C$28.95 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh, PA to Altoona, PA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$7.55 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Pittsburgh to Altoona by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$30 whenever you decide to board the train to Altoona.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Pittsburgh to Altoona remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Altoona?

Amtrak Pennsylvanian is the one and only train line which connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Altoona, Pennsylvania. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pennsylvanian12h 27m$29.74

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Pittsburgh to Altoona during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Pittsburgh to Altoona?

The distance between Pittsburgh and Altoona is approximately 84 miles, or 136 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 27 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Pittsburgh to Altoona are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Pittsburgh at 7:00am and arrives in Altoona around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Pittsburgh to Altoona?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Altoona with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Altoona to Pittsburgh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Pittsburgh to Altoona for $31.47.

City Information

Pittsburgh

Once the epitome of American industrial power, Pittsburgh has recently seen new waves of changes that turn it into a vibrant destination for visitors, especially for families. When in Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the chance to hop on the Duquesne Incline and get to the top of Mount Washington. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of where the three rivers collide, which offers plenty of excellent photogenic angles. Culturally-inclined travelers will find the Senator John Heinz History Center the perfect place to spend a day in. It does not just offer exhibitions on the city’s history but also on its baseball and football legacies, as well as Heinz products. Whether you are a sports fan or not, it is worthwhile to check out the Heinz Field, which provides a unique waterfront view.

Pittsburgh’s staple is pierogies, and some of the highest-rated eateries that include the dish on their menu are Pierogies Plus and Penn Brewery. These establishments serve other Eastern European dishes for your enjoyment as well. For traditional American eats, Eleven has an excellent selection.

Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the nearby Pittsburgh Union Station. The main airport of the city is the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is located 10 miles west of Downtown. Another alternative is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 44 miles east of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Pittsburgh.

Where is the train station in Altoona?

Arrival stations

Altoona has one train station.

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