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New York - Harrisburg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from New York to Harrisburg. Traveling by train from New York to Harrisburg usually takes around 4 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 3 hours and 16 minutes.

Distance154 mi (248 km)
Fastest train3h 16m
Lowest price$56.59
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Harrisburg

(Based on 64 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Neslie

February 8, 2024- Business

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: The Amtrak train was nice and clean and left on time. The train crew was nice to me. Cons: The greyhound bus was 30 minutes late. The driver didn’t even apologize. I had to wait 35 minutes in the cold. Tips: Amtrak is better since there is no traffic on the rail. It may cost a little bit more but it is worth it. They leave on time and speak clearly to the passengers.

5.0

Nawal

December 4, 2023- Regular commuter

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I enjoyed the scenic views along the route, such as the picturesque landscapes of the Hudson Valley. Cons: Providing better connectivity options such as Wi-Fi. Setting up a coffee on the train could contribute to a more positive passenger experience.

5.0

José

November 27, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

The puntuality

5.0

Anuj

October 31, 2023- Business

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It was comforting and easy. Cons: Maybe a free lunch! Im kidding! Tips: Beat riding experience.

4.0

Brian

October 27, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: it pretty fast, comfortable. The only downside was Wi-Fi internet speed was kind of slow. Cons: wi-fi internet connectivity and speed.

What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Harrisburg?

The average price for a train ticket from New York to Harrisburg is $89.04, By booking your trip at least 17 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $47.69 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Harrisburg is expected to fluctuate between $81 and $153 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Harrisburg in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from New York is $86.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from New York to Harrisburg often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $94,

If you're thinking of traveling from New York to Harrisburg during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $110 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 17 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Harrisburg from New York will be about C$47.69 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Harrisburg?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Harrisburg. Amtrak Keystone Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak64h 55m$127.09
Amtrak Keystone Service73h 31m$101.78
Amtrak Pennsylvanian13h 34m$111.34
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 6 Amtrak trains from New York to Harrisburg every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $57.

  • The Keystone Service is a daily train service that Amtrak operates from New York City to Harrisburg, PA. The route is notable for its high-speed rail portions, where the train can reach up to 125 mph. This speed means the trip from New York to Harrisburg takes just 3 hours and 31 minutes on the Keystone Service. The train’s amenities include free WiFi, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and a Quiet Car for those who prefer to sleep, work, or study in a quieter atmosphere. Tickets on this route usually cost , but if you book in advance, you may be able to score a $57 ticket.

  • 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 New York to Harrisburg takes about 3 hours and 34 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Harrisburg. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between New York and Harrisburg is approximately 154 miles, or 248 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 16 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from New York to Harrisburg on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs New York at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Harrisburg. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Harrisburg to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-1

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Main arrival station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

The Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a national historical landmark, with a portion of the station dating back to 1887. The station still serves as the city’s primary transportation hub and welcomes over half a million passengers annually. The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the departure point for Amtrak’s Keystone Service to New York City and a stop on the Pennsylvanian route from New York City to Pittsburgh. Besides train service, bus service on Jefferson Lines, Fullington Trailways, and Greyhound operates through this station. Located in downtown Harrisburg, the station is a quick walk from Capitol Park and some of the city’s top restaurants and shopping.

Train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

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