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Trains from Lancaster to New York

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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Lancaster to New York. Traveling by train from Lancaster to New York usually takes around 2 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance130 mi (209 km)
Fastest train2h 38m
Lowest price£41.23
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Lancaster to New York

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Christina

17 June 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Easy, comfortable, convinient. Cons: Coffee available in trolly. Tips: N/A.

Pros: Easy, comfortable, convinient. Cons: Coffee available in trolly. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Sheila

22 May 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It was comfortable and quick. Tips: No tips at this time.

Pros: It was comfortable and quick. Tips: No tips at this time.

5.0

John

21 April 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: The train was efficient, effective, clean, comfortable, and a big bargain. Cons: The train was fully booked. Since the Amtrak Keystone is so nice and popular, perhaps Amtrak might consider increasing the number of cars by one or two, which might also make them mo...

Pros: The train was efficient, effective, clean, comfortable, and a big bargain. Cons: The train was fully booked. Since the Amtrak Keystone is so nice and popular, perhaps Amtrak might consider increasing the number of cars by one or two, which might also make them more money. Tips: Book your trip on Amtrak, wear your mask, and sit back and enjoy the ride!

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5.0

Sahle

10 April 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Smooth trip. Cons: No running water in the bathroom. Tips: Overall great train ride.

Pros: Smooth trip. Cons: No running water in the bathroom. Tips: Overall great train ride.

5.0

Lissette

25 March 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Beach. Cons: World. Tips: Be free.

Pros: Beach. Cons: World. Tips: Be free.

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

In the last month, £42.99 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster to New York. 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 £30.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£62£41£21JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Lancaster to New York will vary between £42 and £57. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Lancaster over the next 7 days is £45. 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 Lancaster to New York 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 £49 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Lancaster to New York in November, 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

£82£66£49£33£163020100

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 New York from Lancaster will be about £30.67 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Lancaster to New York?

2 train services operate from Lancaster to New York. Amtrak Keystone Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service82h 53m£53.70
Amtrak Pennsylvanian13h 10m£61.25
  • 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 Lancaster to New York takes just 2 hours and 53 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 £41 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 Lancaster to New York takes about 3 hours and 10 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lancaster to New York 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 Lancaster to New York?

The distance between Lancaster and New York is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 38 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 departing from Lancaster to New York tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Lancaster at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Lancaster to New York?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Lancaster to New York.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Lancaster.

City Information

Lancaster

Lancaster is a city in the Piedmont Region, between Baltimore and Philadelphia, primarily known for being a hub of Pennsylvania's Amish Country. One of Lancaster's most popular attractions is the Central Market, housed in an impressive structure built in 1889. Here, you can shop from over 60 vendors and sample their fresh fruits, cheeses, or baked treats and purchase handmade Amish goods unique to the area.

Lancaster also features a growing art scene, and Gallery Row downtown hosts some of the town's best boutiques, art galleries, and vintage shops. The Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art offer additional venues for culture vultures to check out. If you're visiting with kids, don't miss Dutch Wonderland just outside of town; this royal theme park includes 32 rides and activities catering to young children.

Lancaster features a vibrant food scene with plenty of selections and cuisines for even the most discerning foodies. Some local favourites include C'est La Vie, The Brasserie Restaurant & Bar, and Shot & Bottle.

Amtrak Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service trains stop in Lancaster and connect the town with Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and New York. OurBus offers intercity coach routes to Lancaster, as well. The nearest airport for passenger flights is in Philadelphia, about 60 miles away or just an hour on the train.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Main departure station: 53 E Mcgovern Ave

There is one train station in Lancaster.

All train stations in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: 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.

Train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

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