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Newark - Lancaster Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 15 daily train trips available from Newark to Lancaster. Traveling by train from Newark to Lancaster usually takes 3 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance122 mi (197 km)
Fastest train2h 20m
Lowest price$38.00
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Newark to Lancaster

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Awilda

February 17, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Staff ensured safety standards at all times. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.

5.0

Giuliana

December 30, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: All was peaceful. Cons: The personal to be more supportive and patience. Tips: Be aware of your station.

5.0

Tony

March 7, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Timing. Tips: Amazing ride and very helpful.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Newark to Lancaster was $55.65. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 29 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $28.99 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Newark to Lancaster will cost between $51 and $94. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Newark to Lancaster often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $67. If you're thinking of traveling from Newark to Lancaster during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $77 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

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Newark to Lancaster, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $28.99 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Newark to Lancaster?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak64h 0m$75.79
Amtrak Keystone Service82h 35m$60.24
Amtrak Pennsylvanian12h 41m$71.04
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Newark to Lancaster every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $38.

  • 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 Lancaster takes just 2 hours and 35 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 $43 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 Lancaster takes about 2 hours and 41 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Newark and Lancaster is approximately 122 miles, or 197 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 20 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.

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Newark to Lancaster. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday 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. 12 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 Newark.

City Information

Newark

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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.

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 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 Lancaster?

Main arrival station: 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Lancaster has one train station.

All train stations in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

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