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About 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.

What train companies travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania?

Located in Pennsylvania, Lancaster is accessible by train from 23 other cities. You can choose from 175 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Lancaster on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Lancaster are also available..

Train companies serving Lancaster

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2355h 31m€83.99
Amtrak Keystone Service180h 46m€16.80
Amtrak Pennsylvanian151h 33m€29.72
  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.

Which train service has the best service to Lancaster?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Lancaster by train with Amtrak Pennsylvanian giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Pennsylvanian had the most comfortable train service to Lancaster taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers. They rate Amtrak Pennsylvanian a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Lancaster punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Keystone Service has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Lancaster, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€6.47 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Lancaster, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Lancaster. In the last month, trains from Elizabethtown to Lancaster had the lowest average price at €9.12. The train from Mount Joy to Lancaster also tends to start at relatively low prices.

The main train station in Lancaster is 53 E Mcgovern Ave. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Lancaster.

The closest airport to Lancaster is Lancaster Airport (LNS), it is located 5.8 miles from the city center of Lancaster.
Lancaster is the third most popular destination for train trips in Pennsylvania. It also ranks number 36 in United States. Lancaster ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Lancaster via train service. On average 155 direct daily train trips serve Lancaster.
The population of Lancaster is 59339. Lancaster ranks number 6 in terms of population in Pennsylvania and number 220 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Lancaster range from €6 for a short trip to Lancaster, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Lancaster starts at , and a longer trip by train to Lancaster can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €25.
People who take the train to Lancaster are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Lancaster easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Lancaster is 53 E Mcgovern Ave, located just 1.1 miles away. Select 53 E Mcgovern Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Lancaster. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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