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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Lancaster to New York. Traveling by train from Lancaster to New York usually takes around 3 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 42 minutes.

Distance130 mi (209 km)
Fastest train2h 42m
Lowest price£27.54
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Lancaster, PA to New York, NY

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Johanna

13 July 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Cons: None. Tips: None.

Cons: None. Tips: None.

5.0

Johanna

25 June 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Feel aafe and in time!

Feel aafe and in time!

5.0

Haydee

21 February 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It was a very confortable ride, easy and got t NYC on time. Cons: It was great. Tips: I would recommended to everyone anytime.

Pros: It was a very confortable ride, easy and got t NYC on time. Cons: It was great. Tips: I would recommended to everyone anytime.

4.0

Kevin

11 October 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I love the ease of ticketing and boarding! Cons: The train interior isn't always super clean, and is a little dated. The legroom was kind of cramped.

Pros: I love the ease of ticketing and boarding! Cons: The train interior isn't always super clean, and is a little dated. The legroom was kind of cramped.

4.0

Phuong Nguyen

4 August 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It is easy to get to the gate and I don’t have to drive 3hours and 30 min to the destination. Cons: The WiFi not in good reception but no WiFi from NYC to Lancaster PA And there are no food and beverages or a vending machine on the train. Tips: Good recommend f...

Pros: It is easy to get to the gate and I don’t have to drive 3hours and 30 min to the destination. Cons: The WiFi not in good reception but no WiFi from NYC to Lancaster PA And there are no food and beverages or a vending machine on the train. Tips: Good recommend for friends.

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

In the last month, £37.01 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster, PA to New York, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £36.55 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£74£49£25JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Lancaster to New York will vary between £31 and £74. 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 £34. 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 August. 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 December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £59 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 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Lancaster will be about £36.55 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Lancaster to New York?

There are 3 train lines with service from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to New York, New York. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak64h 21m£55.92
Amtrak Keystone Service32h 55m£41.48
Amtrak Pennsylvanian13h 10m£44.99
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Lancaster to New York every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £28.

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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 3 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 42 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 Lancaster to New York 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 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster to New York?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to New York. 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 New York to Lancaster. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Lancaster to New York for £21.19.

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.

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?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Lancaster.

Where is the train station in New York?

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Arrival stations

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.

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