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Lancaster - Harrisburg Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

12 trains operate daily from Lancaster to Harrisburg. The train trip from Lancaster to Harrisburg is usually about 47 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can get you there in as little as 34 minutes.

Distance35 mi (56 km)
Fastest train0h 34m
Lowest price€10.16
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Lancaster to Harrisburg

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Latoya

27 September 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Train arrived on time

5.0

maizzi

23 November 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

comfy seats

5.0

Jesse

5 July 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It was convenient for me and my wife. Cons: The trip was OK. Tips: We traveled to Harrisburg to get a flight. The midtown stop would have been an excellent stop to get to the airport but there were no available accommodations (ground transportation) to get to the airport at that location.

5.0

Eugene

10 January 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Good trip for a great value

5.0

Nydirah

11 October 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Everything. Cons: Being on time. Tips: It’s faster then a car.

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

In the last month, €11.01 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster to Harrisburg. 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 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €0.13 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€14€9€5MayJun

The average daily price of train tickets from Lancaster to Harrisburg is expected to stay consistent at around €11 in the upcoming month.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Lancaster to Harrisburg stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around €11 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

€23€18€14€9€53020100

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

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41h 14m€11.08
Amtrak Keystone Service80h 39m€11.08
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 34m€10.43
  • 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 Harrisburg every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €11.

  • 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 Harrisburg takes just 0 hours and 39 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 €11 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 Harrisburg takes about 0 hours and 34 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Lancaster to Harrisburg. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.
The distance between Lancaster and Harrisburg is approximately 35 miles, or 56 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 34 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Harrisburg.

Trains departing from Lancaster to Harrisburg 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 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 12 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Lancaster to Harrisburg.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Harrisburg 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.

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

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 Harrisburg?

Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-0

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-1

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Main arrival station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

The Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a national historical landmark, with a portion of the station dating back to 1887. The station still serves as the city’s primary transportation hub and welcomes over half a million passengers annually. The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the departure point for Amtrak’s Keystone Service to New York City and a stop on the Pennsylvanian route from New York City to Pittsburgh. Besides train service, bus service on Jefferson Lines, Fullington Trailways, and Greyhound operates through this station. Located in downtown Harrisburg, the station is a quick walk from Capitol Park and some of the city’s top restaurants and shopping.

Train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

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