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Trip Summary

You can pick from 14 daily train trips between Lancaster and New York. The average train journey from Lancaster to New York takes 3 hours and 15 minutes, but some Amtrak Keystone Service train trips are as short as 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 Lancaster to New York

(Based on 35 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Donna

17 March 2024- Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: The relaxing trip. Cons: Nothing that i can see.

5.0

Stephanie

12 February 2024- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: On time. Cons: Leg room.

5.0

John

2 October 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Convenient way to travel, and efficient. Cons: The "checking bags" that several signs in the station refers to doesn't actually happen--we just put the one large bag on a stand at the front end of our train car. Not exactly secure, but fine. Tips: I would recommend Wanderu as having been the cheapest way to get our tickets and also easy to use.

5.0

Hui

21 August 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: We had a great trip! Thank you! Cons: Bathroom cleaning. Tips: The quiet cart is not easy to keep the little one there, especially the long trip.

5.0

Kathy

10 August 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Very nice trip…..friendly staff and comfortable ride.

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

In the last month, €54.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster to New York. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €34.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€97€65€32MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Lancaster to New York will vary between €49 and €88. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Lancaster over the next 7 days is €49. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Lancaster to New York. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €58. If you're planning a trip from Lancaster to New York 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

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Lancaster to New York. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 28 days before departure, you can save around €34.18. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Lancaster to New York?

There are 3 train lines with service from Lancaster to New York. Amtrak Keystone Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak44h 0m€79.11
Amtrak Keystone Service92h 55m€58.16
Amtrak Pennsylvanian13h 5m€71.69
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Lancaster to New York 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 Lancaster to New York takes just 2 hours and 55 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 Lancaster to New York takes about 3 hours and 5 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Lancaster and New York is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 15 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 departing from Lancaster to New York tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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.

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 10 of these are direct connections to New York. 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 New York to Lancaster.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Main departure station: 53 E Mcgovern Ave

There is one train station in Lancaster.

All train stations in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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