COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Compare train tickets from Altoona to Lancaster

switcheroo

Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Altoona to Lancaster?

Lowest Price£24.53
Fastest Train3h 35m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2
Lowest PricesWe work directly with hundreds of carriers to find the best available fares.
No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your travels.
Best Travel OptionsWe help you find & compare the best buses, trains and flights in one place.

Altoona-Lancaster Train Timetable

No preview is currently available. Please try another date or search the full schedule.

Price trends for trains from Altoona to Lancaster

Monthly average prices

£38£31£23£15£8SONDJFMAMJJA

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Altoona to Lancaster right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Altoona to Lancaster?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Altoona to Lancaster. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, £24.53 was the average price of a train ticket from Altoona, PA to Lancaster, PA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £13.03 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Altoona to Lancaster?

The distance between Altoona and Lancaster is approximately 115 miles, or 185 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Altoona to Lancaster are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Altoona at 10:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Altoona to Lancaster?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Altoona to Lancaster. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Lancaster to Altoona.

Which train should you take from Altoona to Lancaster?

2 train services operate from Altoona, Pennsylvania to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak35h 2m£25.83
Amtrak Pennsylvanian13h 35m£24.53

Where is the train station in Altoona?

There is one train station in Altoona:

  • 1231 11th Ave

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Lancaster has one train station:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android