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There are 2 daily trains from Columbus to Harrisburg. Traveling by train from Columbus to Harrisburg usually takes around 11 hours and 30 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||324 mi (521 km)|
|Fastest train||11h 30m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Columbus to Harrisburg?
In the last month, £62.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Columbus, OH to Harrisburg, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £8.52 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Columbus to Harrisburg by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £62 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Columbus to Harrisburg in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £67 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Harrisburg from Columbus will be about £8.52 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Columbus to Harrisburg?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Columbus, Ohio to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
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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 2 Amtrak trains from Columbus to Harrisburg every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £62.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Columbus 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.
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.
Can you take a train all the way from Columbus to Harrisburg?
How long is the train journey from Columbus to Harrisburg?
The distance between Columbus and Harrisburg is approximately 324 miles, or 521 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 30 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?
Trains from Columbus to Harrisburg are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Columbus at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 01:00. 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 Columbus to Harrisburg?
Trains leave the station in Columbus twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Where is the train station in Columbus?
There is one train station in Columbus.
Where is the train station in Harrisburg?
Harrisburg has one train station.
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