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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Lancaster to Harrisburg. Traveling by train from Lancaster to Harrisburg usually takes around 38 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 34 minutes.

Distance35 mi (56 km)
Fastest train0h 34m
Lowest price£8.47
Trains per day8
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Lancaster, PA to Harrisburg, PA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




11 October 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Everything. Cons: Being on time. Tips: It’s faster then a car.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Being on time. Tips: It’s faster then a car.

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

In the last month, £8.47 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster, PA to Harrisburg, PA. 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 4 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.06 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Harrisburg from Lancaster is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £8 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Lancaster to Harrisburg 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 £8 whenever you decide to board the train to Harrisburg.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Lancaster to Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg?

2 train services operate from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Keystone Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service70h 39m£8.51
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 34m£8.50

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lancaster 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.

How long is the train journey from Lancaster to Harrisburg?

The distance between Lancaster and Harrisburg is approximately 35 miles, or 56 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 34 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Harrisburg.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Lancaster to Harrisburg are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 06:00 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 Harrisburg?

There are 8 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Lancaster to Harrisburg.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Lancaster.

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

Arrival stations

Harrisburg has one train station.

Need a return trip from Harrisburg to Lancaster?

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