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Altoona - Pittsburgh Train Timetable
There is one daily train from Altoona to Pittsburgh. Traveling by train from Altoona to Pittsburgh usually takes around 2 hours and 46 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||84 mi (136 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 46m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Pennsylvanian|
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Which train should you take from Altoona to Pittsburgh?
Amtrak Pennsylvanian is the one and only train line which connects Altoona, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh, 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Pennsylvanian||1||2h 46m||€20.54|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Altoona to Pittsburgh 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 Altoona to Pittsburgh?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Altoona to Pittsburgh are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 Altoona at 17:00 and arrives in Pittsburgh around 2 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Altoona to Pittsburgh?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Pittsburgh with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
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.
Where is the train station in Altoona?
There is one train station in Altoona.
Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh has one train station.
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