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Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from New York to Lancaster. Traveling by train from New York to Lancaster usually takes around 4 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance130 mi (209 km)
Fastest train2h 39m
Lowest price$64.98
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Lancaster

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Sheila

May 13, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

They informed us at every stop what was the next stop what doors would be open. I appreciate that.

They informed us at every stop what was the next stop what doors would be open. I appreciate that.

5.0

John

April 19, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: The train was clean, efficient, economical, and easy to get to from the 3 train. Cons: The conductor could be a little friendlier. Tips: Take Amtrak. You'll be pleased.

Pros: The train was clean, efficient, economical, and easy to get to from the 3 train. Cons: The conductor could be a little friendlier. Tips: Take Amtrak. You'll be pleased.

5.0

Stephanie

March 14, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: The trip went fast due to the various stops which was ok. Cons: Space. Tips: No.

Pros: The trip went fast due to the various stops which was ok. Cons: Space. Tips: No.

5.0

Virginia

October 7, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

We love taking the train for the convenience and the price. You can't beat it for going to NYC!

We love taking the train for the convenience and the price. You can't beat it for going to NYC!

5.0

Ellen

October 5, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

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

In the last month, $76.84 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Lancaster. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $48.21 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$136$91$45MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Lancaster will vary between C$70 and C$120. Planning a train trip to Lancaster within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is C$79. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Lancaster by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$75 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Lancaster in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$100 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$130$104$78$52$263020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Lancaster from New York will be about C$48.21 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Lancaster?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Lancaster. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak65h 44m$101.17
Amtrak Keystone Service72h 51m$81.20
Amtrak Pennsylvanian12h 58m$97.92
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 Lancaster every day, as well as 16 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $65.

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  • Amtrak Keystone Service

    Amtrak Keystone Service

    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 Lancaster takes just 2 hours and 51 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 $65 ticket.

  • Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    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 Lancaster takes about 2 hours and 58 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Lancaster 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.

Can you take a train all the way from New York to Lancaster?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Lancaster. 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.

How long is the train journey from New York to Lancaster?

The distance between New York and Lancaster is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 39 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 New York to Lancaster are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 3:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from New York to Lancaster?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Lancaster. 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 Lancaster 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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Departure stations

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:

  • Penn Station

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • Union Station

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • 525 Water St

  • Metro-North Station - 1 Railroad Plz

  • 41 Central St

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • 75 Exchange St

  • 41 Main St

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Arrival stations

Lancaster has one train station.

Train stations in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

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