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Newark - Elizabethtown Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

15 trains operate daily from Newark to Elizabethtown. The train trip from Newark to Elizabethtown is usually about 3 hours and 28 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance134 mi (216 km)
Fastest train2h 39m
Lowest price$44.00
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Newark to Elizabethtown?

The average price for a train ticket from Newark to Elizabethtown is $60.49, By booking your trip at least 29 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $31.23 more.

Average prices by travel date


The average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to Elizabethtown is expected to fluctuate between $56 and $93 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Elizabethtown in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Newark is $60.

Monthly avg. prices

Ticket prices for the train from Newark to Elizabethtown often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in August when the average ticket price is only $67. If you're thinking of traveling from Newark to Elizabethtown during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $84 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Newark to Elizabethtown. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $31.23. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Newark to Elizabethtown?

There are 3 train lines with service from Newark to Elizabethtown. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak74h 6m$77.78
Amtrak Keystone Service62h 56m$63.77
Amtrak Pennsylvanian12h 56m$72.40
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from Newark to Elizabethtown every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $44.

  • 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 Newark to Elizabethtown takes just 2 hours and 56 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 $44 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 Newark to Elizabethtown takes about 2 hours and 56 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Newark to Elizabethtown. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.
The distance between Newark and Elizabethtown is approximately 134 miles, or 216 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 28 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.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Newark to Elizabethtown. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Newark at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 15 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Elizabethtown. 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 Elizabethtown to Newark.

City Information


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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.


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Elizabethtown is a quaint borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The small town was mostly agricultural until the 1900s and is home to Elizabethtown College, which makes it popular among students. It's a fun destination for art, outdoor adventure, and community. Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy visiting the Conewago Recreation Trail and Old Trolly Line Park. The town is great for family-friendly activities, like a visit to the National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum and go-karts, arcades, and laser tags at Adventure Sports in Hershey. Elizabethtown is also home to the Winters Heritage House Museum, which holds the town's history.

Elizabethtown is known for having a vibrant wine scene, and you can enjoy wine tasting and vineyard tours at the Nissley Vineyards Winery & Estate and the Grandview Vineyard. Moo-Duck Brewery is also popular in the town. The city's agricultural roots have also helped evolve the Masonic Village Farm Market, Elizabethtown Fair Grounds, and Ironstone Ranch, which are excellent ways to find fresh produce and delicious food.

You can get to Elizabethtown when traveling by train from over 100 neighboring cities. Amtrak provides these at the Elizabethtown Train Station. The town offers bus routes for moving around and is walkable and bikeable.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main departure station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Elizabethtown?

Main arrival station: 50 S Wilson Ave

Elizabethtown has one train station.

All train stations in Elizabethtown:

  • 50 S Wilson Ave

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