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Pittsburgh-Altoona Train Timetable

1100 Liberty Ave
1231 11th Ave
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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Pittsburgh to Altoona?

Lowest Price£16.24
Fastest Train2h 27m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Pittsburgh to Altoona 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.

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

In the last month, £16.24 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 £4.24 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 Thursday. 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 Thursday 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 07:00 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 £14.12.

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 28m£16.57

Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from Pittsburgh to Altoona start from £16, and on average cost £17. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to Altoona. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh leaves from 1100 Liberty Ave, And in Altoona trains arrive at 1231 11th Ave, From Pittsburgh to Altoona train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Altoona faster, Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Altoona on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Pennsylvanian scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Pittsburgh.

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

There is one train station in Pittsburgh:

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

Where is the train station in Altoona?

Altoona has one train station:

  • 1231 11th Ave

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