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Johnstown - Altoona Train Schedule

9:03 AM
47 Walnut St
9:57 AM
1231 11th Ave
0 transfers
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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$11.00
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, $11.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Johnstown, 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 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Altoona from Johnstown is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about $11 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

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, 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 Pennsylvanian10h 54m$11.44

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.

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 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?

Trains from Johnstown to Altoona are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Johnstown at 9:00am 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Johnstown to Altoona for $11.00.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Johnstown?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Johnstown.

Where is the train station in Altoona?

Arrival stations

Altoona has one train station.

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