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How much are train tickets from Harrisburg to Altoona?

Lowest Price$27.00
Fastest Train2h 33m
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Harrisburg-Altoona Train Schedule

Price trends for trains from Harrisburg to Altoona

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg to Altoona?

In the last month, $27.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Harrisburg, 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 $7.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Harrisburg to Altoona?

The distance between Harrisburg and Altoona is approximately 81 miles, or 131 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 33 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 Harrisburg to Altoona are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday 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 Harrisburg at 2:00pm and arrives in Altoona around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Harrisburg to Altoona for $27.00.

Which train should you take from Harrisburg to Altoona?

Amtrak Pennsylvanian is the one and only train line which connects Harrisburg, 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 33m$27.61

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

There is one train station in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transp Ctr

Where is the train station in Altoona?

Altoona has one train station:

  • 1231 11th Ave

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