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Trip Summary

There are 11 daily trains from Harrisburg to Newark. Traveling by train from Harrisburg to Newark usually takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance146 mi (235 km)
Fastest train2h 52m
Lowest price£35.66
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

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Overall score for trains from Harrisburg, PA to Newark, NJ

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

In the last month, £44.04 was the average price of a train ticket from Harrisburg, PA to Newark, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £29.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£75£50£25MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Harrisburg to Newark will vary between £37 and £73. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Harrisburg over the next 7 days is £38. 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 Harrisburg to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £47 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Harrisburg to Newark in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £60 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

£71£57£43£29£143020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Harrisburg will be about £29.57 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Harrisburg to Newark?

There are 3 train lines with service from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak74h 39m£55.62
Amtrak Keystone Service33h 12m£45.23
Amtrak Pennsylvanian13h 30m£47.68
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from Harrisburg to Newark every day, as well as 14 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £36.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Harrisburg to Newark 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.

How long is the train journey from Harrisburg to Newark?

The distance between Harrisburg and Newark is approximately 146 miles, or 235 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 52 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Harrisburg to Newark are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Saturday 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 Harrisburg at 05:00 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 Harrisburg to Newark?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Harrisburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Harrisburg to Newark for £39.23.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Harrisburg:

Other train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transp Ctr

Where is the train station in Newark?

Arrival stations

Newark receives travelers from Harrisburg at its two active train stations:

Other train stations in Newark:

  • Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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