Trains from Lancaster to Exton

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Lancaster - Exton Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Lancaster to Exton. Traveling by train from Lancaster to Exton usually takes around 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 31 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train0h 31m
Lowest price£11.49
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines2

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

In the last month, £11.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster to Exton. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 £0.06 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Lancaster to Exton by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £11 whenever you decide to board the train to Exton.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Lancaster to Exton remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Lancaster to Exton?

2 train services operate from Lancaster to Exton. Amtrak Keystone Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service90h 36m£11.49
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 32m£11.58
  • 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 Exton takes just 0 hours and 36 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 £11 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 Exton takes about 0 hours and 32 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lancaster to Exton 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 Exton?

The distance between Lancaster and Exton is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 31 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Exton.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Lancaster to Exton. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

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 Exton?

There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Lancaster to Exton.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Exton 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.

Exton

Exton is a tiny town in Pennsylvania's Chester County. Bowling, arcade games, billiards, karaoke, ping pong, darts, and a Kids Zone play area are all available at Round1. Boot Road Park is a tiny urban park featuring a paved walking path, various sports fields, and a children's playground. Pinot's Palette Exton is a one-of-a-kind art studio that offers art workshops to students who are encouraged to bring wine and food to enjoy while working on their creations.

Philadelphia Airport, which is 22.5 miles away, is the closest airport to Exton. To get directly to the city, Amtrak has service from Philadelphia, New York, Paoli, Elizabethtown, and more.

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 Exton?

Main arrival station: Amtrak SEPTA Station

Exton has one train station.

Train stations in Exton:

  • Amtrak SEPTA Station

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