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About 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.

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-0

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-1

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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.

Popular train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

What train companies travel to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania?

Located in Pennsylvania, Harrisburg is accessible by train from 137 other cities. You can choose from 531 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Harrisburg on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Coach tickets to Harrisburg are also available..

Train companies serving Harrisburg

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2117h 49m£100.30
Amtrak Keystone Service181h 49m£28.60
Amtrak Pennsylvanian152h 37m£39.16
  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.

Which train carrier has the best service to Harrisburg?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Harrisburg by train with Amtrak Keystone Service giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Pennsylvanian had the most comfortable train service to Harrisburg taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers. They rate Amtrak Pennsylvanian a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Harrisburg punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Keystone Service has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Harrisburg, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

£4.72 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Harrisburg, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Harrisburg. In the last month, trains from Middletown to Harrisburg had the lowest average price at £6.08.

The main train station in Harrisburg is Harrisburg Transportation Center. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Harrisburg.

Harrisburg is the third most popular destination for train trips in Pennsylvania. It also ranks number 83 in United States. Harrisburg ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Harrisburg via train service. On average 164 direct daily train trips serve Harrisburg.
The population of Harrisburg is 49081. Harrisburg ranks number 9 in terms of population in Pennsylvania and number 308 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Harrisburg range from £5 for a short trip to Harrisburg, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Harrisburg starts at , and a longer trip by train to Harrisburg can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £24.
People who take the train to Harrisburg are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Harrisburg easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Harrisburg is Harrisburg Transportation Center, located just 0.9 miles away. Select Harrisburg Transportation Center as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Harrisburg. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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