Trains from Johnstown to Altoona

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Johnstown to Altoona. Traveling by train from Johnstown to Altoona usually takes around 54 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance31 mi (49 km)
Fastest train0h 54m
Lowest price€10.69
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pennsylvanian
Train lines1

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

In the last month, €10.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Johnstown to Altoona. 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 €6.32 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Johnstown 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 €11 whenever you decide to board the train to Altoona.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Johnstown 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 Johnstown to Altoona?

Amtrak Pennsylvanian is the one and only train line which connects Johnstown to Altoona. 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 Pennsylvanian10h 54m€14.01
  • 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 Johnstown to Altoona takes about 0 hours and 54 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Johnstown 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.

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.

How long is the train journey from Johnstown to Altoona?

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

When are trains the most crowded?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Johnstown to Altoona. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday 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 Johnstown at 09:00 and arrives in Altoona within the hour.

Is there a direct train from Johnstown 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 Johnstown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Johnstown?

Main departure station: 47 Walnut St

There is one train station in Johnstown.

All train stations in Johnstown:

  • 47 Walnut St

Where is the train station in Altoona?

Main arrival station: 1231 11th Ave

Altoona has one train station.

Train stations in Altoona:

  • 1231 11th Ave

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