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Trip Summary

There are 13 daily trains from New York to Harrisburg. Traveling by train from New York to Harrisburg usually takes around 3 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 3 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance154 mi (248 km)
Fastest train3h 19m
Lowest price£44.52
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Harrisburg

(Based on 42 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Stella

19 September 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Excellent customer service. Cons: Continue the good service. Tips: Always patronize.

Pros: Excellent customer service. Cons: Continue the good service. Tips: Always patronize.

4.0

Phyllis

12 September 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Got me to my destination on time with no hitches. Cons: Seating in coach. Tips: Check for direct ride with no stops or very few.

Pros: Got me to my destination on time with no hitches. Cons: Seating in coach. Tips: Check for direct ride with no stops or very few.

5.0

MARYANN

17 August 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: On Time! Cons: Wash the windows😃. Tips: Bring a mask, sanitizing wipes, drink & snacks.

Pros: On Time! Cons: Wash the windows😃. Tips: Bring a mask, sanitizing wipes, drink & snacks.

4.0

Bud

11 July 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Not having to drive myself. Cons: We had no idea how to get back to train station in New York. Almost missed the train. Tips: Know exactly where the train stations are located. Very confusing for newbies or travelers that rarely ride the train.

Pros: Not having to drive myself. Cons: We had no idea how to get back to train station in New York. Almost missed the train. Tips: Know exactly where the train stations are located. Very confusing for newbies or travelers that rarely ride the train.

4.0

Troy

24 June 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It was comfortable. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: It was comfortable. Cons: Nothing.

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

In the last month, £49.79 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Harrisburg. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £29.80 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Harrisburg will vary between £49 and £77. Planning a train trip to Harrisburg within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is £53. 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 Harrisburg 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 £55 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Harrisburg in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £70 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Harrisburg from New York will be about £29.80 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Harrisburg?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Harrisburg. Amtrak Keystone Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak54h 19m£68.12
Amtrak Keystone Service83h 31m£62.89
Amtrak Pennsylvanian13h 35m£71.50
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from New York to Harrisburg every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £45.

  • 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 Harrisburg takes just 3 hours and 31 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 £45 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 Harrisburg takes about 3 hours and 35 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 New York to Harrisburg?

The distance between New York and Harrisburg is approximately 154 miles, or 248 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 19 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from New York to Harrisburg on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 02:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Harrisburg?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Harrisburg. 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 Harrisburg 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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-1

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Main arrival station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

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.

Train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

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