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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Lancaster to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Lancaster to Philadelphia usually takes around one hour and 13 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in one hour and 7 minutes.

Distance61 mi (98 km)
Fastest train1h 7m
Lowest price£12.07
Trains per day8
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Nicole

31 May 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Everything. Cons: Everything was great. Tips: Be on time. & a neck pillow lol.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Everything was great. Tips: Be on time. & a neck pillow lol.

5.0

Michael

8 April 2021 - Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Time and fee friendly... Cons: N/a. Tips: Make sure you have a back up plan in case your return trip is earlier or later than anticipated on.

Pros: Time and fee friendly... Cons: N/a. Tips: Make sure you have a back up plan in case your return trip is earlier or later than anticipated on.

5.0

Edson

25 March 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I like everything only about the price i think It's over priced but not too expensive. Cons: Anything. Tips: No.

Pros: I like everything only about the price i think It's over priced but not too expensive. Cons: Anything. Tips: No.

5.0

Elaine

27 January 2020 - Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

So easy to connect with plane in Philadelphia

So easy to connect with plane in Philadelphia

5.0

Christa

1 November 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: That it was on time and fast. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: That it was on time and fast. Cons: Nothing.

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

In the last month, £14.85 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster, PA to Philadelphia, 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.29 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£21£14£7JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Philadelphia from Lancaster is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £15 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

£18£14£11£7£4JASONDJFMAMJ
Traveling from Lancaster to Philadelphia 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 £15 whenever you decide to board the train to Philadelphia.

Prices as travel date approaches

£18£14£11£7£43020100

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

2 train services operate from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, 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 Service71h 13m£14.93
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 19m£15.10

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Lancaster and Philadelphia is approximately 61 miles, or 98 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 7 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Lancaster to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday 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 Philadelphia?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Philadelphia to Lancaster. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Lancaster to Philadelphia for £14.20.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Lancaster.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Arrival stations

Philadelphia receives travelers from Lancaster at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

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