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Trains from Altoona to Johnstown

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Altoona to Johnstown. Traveling by train from Altoona to Johnstown usually takes around one hour and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 54 minutes.

Distance31 mi (49 km)
Fastest train0h 54m
Lowest price€10.52
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pennsylvanian
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €10.52 was the average price of a train ticket from Altoona to Johnstown. 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 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €11.64 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Altoona to Johnstown by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €11 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Altoona to Johnstown in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €17 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Johnstown from Altoona will be about €11.64 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Altoona to Johnstown?

2 train services operate from Altoona to Johnstown. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 44m€34.25
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 55m€12.02
  • Amtrak


    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Altoona to Johnstown every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €23.

  • Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service. A trip from Altoona to Johnstown takes about 0 hours and 55 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Altoona to Johnstown. 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.

How long is the train journey from Altoona to Johnstown?

The distance between Altoona and Johnstown is approximately 31 miles, or 49 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 54 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Johnstown.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Altoona to Johnstown. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Altoona at 13:00 and arrives in Johnstown within the hour.

Is there a direct train from Altoona to Johnstown?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Johnstown 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 Johnstown to Altoona.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Altoona?

Main departure station: 1231 11th Ave

Altoona has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Johnstown.

All train stations in Altoona:

  • 1231 11th Ave

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

  • Pennsylvania Ave and W 10th St

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