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About Amtrak Keystone Service

The Keystone Service is Amtrak’s daily train service that travels between New York and Harrisburg, PA. As the name suggests, this is the primary train route that serves the state of Pennsylvania and connects it to New York City, as well as several cities across New Jersey. On a regular one-way trip, the train covers around 195 miles and passes through 18 cities, including Newark, Lancaster and Philadelphia. Depending on the departure point and destination, ticket prices for the Keystone Service vary from £7.45 to £96.51.

The Keystone Service started running in 1972. Since then, it has become Amtrak’s fifth-busiest route, transporting over 1.4 million passengers per year. The route is also famous for its high-speed rail portions that allow the train to reach a maximum speed of 125 mph.

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Amtrak Keystone Service train coverage

Daily Trips1,266
stations20
cities18
countries1

Amtrak Keystone Service train amenities

Amtrak Keystone Service
Air conditioningAir conditioning
ToiletToilet
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power pointPower point
WiFiWiFi

Amtrak Keystone Service reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Keystone Service
4.7
Based on 121 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Timeliness
4.8
Staff
4.2
Value
3.6
Condition
4.4
Amtrak Keystone Service reviews from Wanderu customers
Sonia
5.0
15 August 2020Solo travel
Pros
Peace and quitePeace and quite
Cons
Everything fineEverything fine
Tips
Be safeBe safe
Alfonso
5.0
31 July 2020Visiting family
Pros
Great time to relaxGreat time to relax
Cons
Keep it friendly and clean Keep it friendly and clean
Tips
NN
Haydee
5.0
21 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was a very confortable ride, easy and got t NYC on time. It was a very confortable ride, easy and got t NYC on time.
Cons
It was greatIt was great
Tips
I would recommended to everyone anytime.I would recommended to everyone anytime.
Anne
5.0
16 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Everything was easy--finding a seat, having my ticket checked, getting off at my stop. Everything was easy--finding a seat, having my ticket checked, getting off at my stop.
Elaine
5.0
27 January 2020Vacation
Pros
So easy to connect with plane in PhiladelphiaSo easy to connect with plane in Philadelphia

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Amtrak Keystone Service trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Keystone Service offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Keystone Service will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Keystone Service WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Amtrak Keystone Service trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Keystone Service might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Keystone Service's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Keystone Service has 1266 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Keystone Service does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Keystone Service requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there toilets on Amtrak Keystone Service trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Keystone Service trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Amtrak Keystone Service does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most trains do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Keystone Service ticket?

Amtrak Keystone Service does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Keystone Service offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Keystone Service goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Keystone Service offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Keystone Service tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 1,266 Amtrak Keystone Service trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Keystone Service tickets start at just £7.45. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

New York to Harrisburg
Travel DateFri 4 Dec
Price£36.88
Trenton to Newark
Travel DateFri 4 Dec
Price£14.91
Downingtown to Coatesville
Travel DateFri 4 Dec
Price£7.45
Trenton to New York
Travel DateSat 5 Dec
Price£14.91
Coatesville to Parkesburg
Travel DateFri 4 Dec
Price£7.45