COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Search & book Amtrak Keystone Service tickets

Official Amtrak Keystone Service partner

Wanderu is an official partner of Amtrak Keystone Service

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel in North America and Europe. We partner with more than 300 bus & train companies around the world to help you search, compare, and find the best travel deals all in one place.

No Wanderu FeesWithout any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

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 £5.13 to £73.33.

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.

Contact Amtrak Keystone Service

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

Amtrak Keystone Service Amenities

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

Quickview

Amtrak Keystone Service train coverage

Daily Trips1,324
stations20
cities18
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Keystone Service

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Keystone Service had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 153 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 174 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 234 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 250 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 271 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 257 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 261 reviews

Amtrak Keystone Service reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Keystone Service

(Based on 302 reviews)

4.7
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.4

Timeliness

4.8

Staff

4.4

Value

3.8

Condition

4.6

Amtrak Keystone Service passenger reviews

5.0

Martin

13 January 2022- Business

Harrisburg to Philadelphia

Pros: Clean, smooth and easy. Cons: Onboard wifi.

Pros: Clean, smooth and easy. Cons: Onboard wifi.

5.0

Joann

7 January 2022- Couples trip

Philadelphia to New York

Easy access to train and trip was comfortable.

Easy access to train and trip was comfortable.

4.0

Marianne

31 December 2021- Solo travel

Philadelphia to New York

Pros: train travel. Tips: don't hum, don't chat.

Pros: train travel. Tips: don't hum, don't chat.

5.0

Haki

31 December 2021

New York to Harrisburg

On time

On time

5.0

Bimal

30 December 2021- Visiting family

New York to Harrisburg

On time

On time

Amtrak Keystone Service Routes & Network

Amtrak Keystone Service’s train network features 311 train routes that connect 18 cities serving 20 stations. On average, Amtrak Keystone Service performs about 1324 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Keystone Service offers the highest number of daily train service include Philadelphia and New York.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Keystone Service

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Philadelphia105:11 am4:58 am
New York1110:00 am1:14 am
Harrisburg65:12 am4:48 am
Lancaster610:00 am4:48 am
Newark810:00 am4:32 am
Exton510:00 am4:24 am
Ardmore510:00 am3:59 am
Paoli510:00 am4:11 am
Middletown55:12 am4:48 am

Top States Served by Amtrak Keystone Service

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
New Jersey5286New Brunswick
Pennsylvania13456Philadelphia
New York1547New York

Most popular Amtrak Keystone Service routes

The train from Philadelphia to New York is Amtrak Keystone Service’s most popular route. Trips from Philadelphia to Harrisburg and Harrisburg to Newark are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Keystone Service routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Philadelphia to New York71h 24m£13
Philadelphia to Harrisburg81h 50m£26
Harrisburg to Newark73h 9m£37
New York to Lancaster52h 46m£37
Lancaster to Harrisburg80h 38m£9
Paoli to New York62h 8m£37
Philadelphia to Newark71h 4m£13
Harrisburg to New York63h 29m£37
Philadelphia to Lancaster81h 11m£15

Amtrak Keystone Service Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Keystone Service tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Keystone Service ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to www.amtrak.com and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Keystone Service Train Guide & FAQs

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 1324 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.

What are Amtrak Keystone Service’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Keystone Service’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 1,324 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 £5.13. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Keystone Service tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Keystone Service tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Keystone Service prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

Wanderu is the simplest way to book coach and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare coach and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap coach and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best coach and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android