Parking and Transportation

Parking and Transportation


Visitor Parking

Visitor and Public Parking is available curbside or in designated public parking lots by permit only.

Student Parking

Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Students utilizing the Altoona Parking Authority parking lots – located in downtown Altoona – must purchase and display a parking permit issued by Penn State Altoona.

Parking Locations:

  • Altoona Transportation Center Parking Garage, 11th Avenue and 13th Street
  • Penn State Altoona Red Lot, across 12th Avenue from Devorris Downtown Center/Aaron/Penn beyond yellow lot
  • Penn State Altoona Blue Lot, between 14th and 15th Street

Student parking is permitted in all lots, Monday-Friday, after 5:00 p.m and anytime on weekends.

Click here for a map of our Downtown Campus, including parking lots


Amtran provides bus service between our Ivyside and downtown locations throughout the day and evening hours. To find out more, visit the Amtran site.

Altoona Transporation Center

Located at 1231 11th Avenue, the Altoona Transportation Center provides local bus, intercity bus, and rail services.

The primary user of the Altoona Transportation Center, almost all regular Amtran bus routes and selected "Tripper" routes stop at the center.

Greyhound connects Altoona via one-seat rides to cities such as State College, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York to the east and Johnstown and Pittsburgh to the west. Greyhound also links Altoona with many other cities and towns beyond those listed via transfers.

The Altoona Transportation Center is also served by Amtrak Pennsylvanian trains.