Students utilizing the Altoona Parking Authority parking lots located in downtown Altoona must purchase and display a parking permit issued by Penn State Altoona.
NOTE: Students are encouraged to ride Amtran buses between the Ivyside and Downtown campuses for free with a Penn State ID+Card. Learn more on the Amtran site.
Monday–Friday, 6:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Students attending classes downtown are directed to park in one of the following two locations:
- Altoona Transportation Center Parking Garage
1225 11th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601
Located across from The Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the corner of 11th Avenue and 13th Street (NOT the parking garage at the corner of 12th Ave. and 13th St.)
- Red Lot
Located on 12th Avenue across from the Aaron Building, Devorris Downtown Center, and the Penn Building, behind the Yellow Lot.
All students with a valid Penn State Altoona student parking hang tag will be permitted to park in the lots noted above.
Parking rules and ticketing for violators will be enforced by the Altoona Parking Authority in the Altoona Transportation Center Parking Garage, street parking, and all public lots.
All public lots and street parking is permitted weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all day on weekends.
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.