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Lancaster - Newark Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Lancaster to Newark. Traveling by train from Lancaster to Newark usually takes around 2 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance122 mi (197 km)
Fastest train2h 19m
Lowest price$64.87
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines2

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Overall score for trains from Lancaster to Newark

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

In the last month, $67.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster to Newark. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $41.86 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$117$78$39MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Lancaster to Newark will vary between C$65 and C$105. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Lancaster over the next 7 days is C$70. 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

$130$104$78$52$26JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Lancaster to Newark 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$73 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Lancaster to Newark in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$106 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 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Lancaster will be about C$41.86 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Lancaster to Newark?

2 train services operate from Lancaster to Newark. Amtrak Keystone Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service82h 33m$81.43
Amtrak Pennsylvanian12h 50m$92.85
  • 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 Lancaster to Newark takes just 2 hours and 33 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 Lancaster to Newark takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lancaster to Newark 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 Lancaster to Newark?

The distance between Lancaster and Newark is approximately 122 miles, or 197 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 19 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 departing from Lancaster to Newark tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Lancaster at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Lancaster to Newark?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Lancaster to Newark.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Lancaster.

City Information

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-1

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Lancaster.

All train stations in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Arrival stations

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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