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About Amtrak Keystone Service

The Keystone Service is Amtrak’s daily train service that travels between New York and Harrisburg, PA. As the name suggests, this is the primary train route that serves the state of Pennsylvania and connects it to New York City, as well as several cities across New Jersey. On a regular one-way trip, the train covers around 195 miles and passes through 18 cities, including Newark, Lancaster and Philadelphia. Depending on the departure point and destination, ticket prices for the Keystone Service vary from DKK 30.53 to DKK 793.68.

The Keystone Service started running in 1972. Since then, it has become Amtrak’s fifth-busiest route, transporting over 1.4 million passengers per year. The route is also famous for its high-speed rail portions that allow the train to reach a maximum speed of 125 mph.

Contact Amtrak Keystone Service

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

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Amtrak Keystone Service train coverage

Daily Trips674
stations20
cities18
countries1

Amtrak Keystone Service train amenities

Amtrak Keystone Service
Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
WiFiWiFi

Amtrak Keystone Service reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Keystone Service

(Based on 148 reviews)

4.7
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.2

Timeliness

4.8

Staff

4.3

Value

3.6

Condition

4.5

Amtrak Keystone Service passenger reviews

5.0

Nicole

31 May 2021 - Visiting family

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

SHARON

23 May 2021 - Solo travel

Pros: I love traveling solo you meet interesting ppl. But Harrisburg was just my place to a ride that was going to take me home in Pa. Tips: Train rides can be so relaxing and the window views are amazing.

Pros: I love traveling solo you meet interesting ppl. But Harrisburg was just my place to a ride that was going to take me home in Pa. Tips: Train rides can be so relaxing and the window views are amazing.

5.0

Charles P

23 May 2021 - Visiting friends

Pros: Train was easy and on time. Cons: no complaints. Tips: Ask a Red Cap to help you at Penn Station/Moynihan. He'll get you to your seat early and take care of the luggage for a minor tip.

Pros: Train was easy and on time. Cons: no complaints. Tips: Ask a Red Cap to help you at Penn Station/Moynihan. He'll get you to your seat early and take care of the luggage for a minor tip.

5.0

Wanda

19 May 2021 - Visiting friends

Pros: They were very helpful. Cons: More shift or availability to get to places.

Pros: They were very helpful. Cons: More shift or availability to get to places.

5.0

Julie

14 May 2021 - Visiting family

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Most popular Amtrak Keystone Service routes

The train from Paoli to New York is Amtrak Keystone Service’s most popular route. Trips from Newark to Philadelphia and Harrisburg to New York are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Keystone Service routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Paoli to New York310h 3mDKK 305
Newark to Philadelphia415h 53mDKK 110
Harrisburg to New York317h 49mDKK 305
Harrisburg to Newark321h 27mDKK 305
New York to Lancaster32h 0mDKK 305
Philadelphia to Harrisburg717h 29mDKK 214
Lancaster to Harrisburg714h 25mDKK 73
Philadelphia to New York414h 28mDKK 110
Philadelphia to Lancaster70h 31mDKK 128

Amtrak Keystone Service Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Keystone Service trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Keystone Service offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Keystone Service will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Keystone Service WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Amtrak Keystone Service trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Keystone Service might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Keystone Service's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Keystone Service has 674 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Keystone Service does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Keystone Service requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there toilets on Amtrak Keystone Service trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Keystone Service trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Amtrak Keystone Service does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most trains do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Keystone Service ticket?

Amtrak Keystone Service does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Keystone Service offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Keystone Service goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Keystone Service offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

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