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New York - Lancaster Train Timetable

Train
Amtrak
  1. Mon,
  2. Fri
12:20 AM
New YorkNY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
7:28 AM
Lancaster53 E Mcgovern Ave
from €39.72
Train
Amtrak
  1. Sat
12:20 AM
New YorkNY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
8:36 AM
Lancaster53 E Mcgovern Ave
from €39.72
Train
Amtrak
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Thu,
  4. Fri
12:20 AM
New YorkNY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
6:09 AM
Lancaster53 E Mcgovern Ave
from €29.56
Train
Amtrak
  1. Fri
4:50 AM
New YorkNY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
8:31 AM
Lancaster53 E Mcgovern Ave
from €29.56
Train
Amtrak
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Thu
4:50 AM
New YorkNY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
8:36 AM
Lancaster53 E Mcgovern Ave
from €29.56

Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from New York to Lancaster. Traveling by train from New York to Lancaster usually takes around 3 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance130 mi (209 km)
Fastest train2h 39m
Lowest price€29.56
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Lancaster

(Based on 40 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Nelson

28 April 2024- Couples trip

Amtrak Keystone Service

Good

5.0

Helen

15 April 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

I was in the quiet car but another passenger talked for 90 min non stop on her phone. Wish Amtrak staff would enforce the quiet rule.

5.0

Elizabeth

4 April 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I took this trip with my 14-year-old daughter she just loved the sites and how smooth the train was and we took the quiet cart. It was so so quiet relaxing we even slept. Cons: Honestly, nothing needs to be improved.

5.0

Elizabeth

31 March 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It was so quiet and looking at the scenery. He was amazing and it was so comfortable. Cons: To be honest, nothing needs to be improved. Tips: Make sure to have a comfortable pillow because you’re going to fall asleep within the 30 minutes of the comfortable ride without you knowing. 😊.

5.0

Kais

5 March 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Great service. Tips: Take the train.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from New York to Lancaster was €41.57. At this price, taking the train is the cheap and easy way to go. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Lancaster if you book your train tickets at least 26 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra €45.37.

Average prices by travel date

€83€55€28MayMay

The average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Lancaster is expected to fluctuate between €42 and €82 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Lancaster in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from New York is €43.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for August if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from New York to Lancaster. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €62. If you're planning a trip from New York to Lancaster during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €69 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

€92€74€55€37€183020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from New York to Lancaster, book online with Wanderu at least 26 days in advance. That way, you’ll save €45.37 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Lancaster?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Lancaster. Amtrak Keystone Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak54h 19m€71.59
Amtrak Keystone Service82h 52m€60.58
Amtrak Pennsylvanian12h 58m€70.81
  • 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. On average, there are 5 Amtrak trains from New York to Lancaster every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €30.

  • 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 New York to Lancaster takes just 2 hours and 52 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 €37 ticket.

  • 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 New York to Lancaster takes about 2 hours and 58 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New York and Lancaster is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 39 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Trains from New York to Lancaster are the most crowded on Friday. 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.

The earliest train departs New York at 00:00 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.

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 10 of these are direct connections to Lancaster. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 favorites 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 bus 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Main arrival station: 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Lancaster has one train station.

Train stations in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

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