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How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Lancaster?

Lowest Price€18.64
Fastest Train1h 7m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to Lancaster
Based on 10 reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Keystone Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 86 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
31 January 2020Business
I wish there was an express from Lancaster Pa to Philadelphia
1 September 2019Visiting family
The duration and seat.
A free drink maybe?
If you do not want to sit with someone else or have 2 or more people, scope out the whole train for free seats! Also be aware that there is a quiet car.
30 August 2019Visiting friends
16 June 2019
lots of leg room
support to get on to train with lots of luggage (which end hold luggage etc)
30 May 2019Business
I bought my tickets on line and I didn’t understand the pricing. One ticket was $120 to NY and the return was $60. The tickets said they were reserved coach tickets. There is no reserved coach on the train to or from Lancaster and NY on the trains I was on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Lancaster?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, €18.64 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Philadelphia to Lancaster. By booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of €0.38 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Lancaster?

The distance between Philadelphia and Lancaster is approximately 98 kilometers, or 61 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 7 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Philadelphia 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Philadelphia at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Philadelphia to Lancaster?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 9 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 on your return trip from Lancaster to Philadelphia, with tickets starting at €14.20. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the coach from Philadelphia to Lancaster for €32.85.

What train services are there from Philadelphia to Lancaster?

2 train services operate from Philadelphia to Lancaster. Amtrak Keystone Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service81h 12m€18.64
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 9m€18.80

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Lancaster has one train station:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

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