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Harrisburg - Newark Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 15 daily train trips available from Harrisburg to Newark. Traveling by train from Harrisburg to Newark usually takes 3 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance146 mi (235 km)
Fastest train2h 56m
Lowest price$36.00
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Harrisburg to Newark

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Tahari

July 1, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Peaceful and quiet. Cons: Bathrooms. Tips: Yes be kind to others.

5.0

Kokoi Hassaballah

December 23, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It’s good 👍🏽. Cons: 2 times for weeks. Tips: Nice.

5.0

Sharon

September 1, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

Perfect ride in every way!

5.0

Teresa

June 27, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Going to my 1st kpop concert in Jersey and my husband suggested taking the train. I'm glad he did because I've never ridden the train before. It was a great 1st experience and I can't wait for the next time. Cons: Seats were a bit close and my knees got a little stiff on the way to Jersey. Overall it wasn't terrible though. Tips: Get the seats up front if you travel coach. They have great leg room.

5.0

Marilia

May 31, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Good

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

The average price for a train ticket from Harrisburg to Newark is $64.90, By booking your trip at least 28 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 $38.14 more.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35MayJun

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Harrisburg to Newark is expected to fluctuate between $60 and $100 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Newark in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Harrisburg is $61.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Harrisburg to Newark, with the average price at just $66. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to $83. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Harrisburg to Newark, book online with Wanderu at least 28 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $38.14 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Harrisburg to Newark?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak74h 27m$84.43
Amtrak Keystone Service73h 11m$66.18
Amtrak Pennsylvanian13h 25m$77.17
  • 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 Harrisburg to Newark every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $36.

  • 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 Harrisburg to Newark takes just 3 hours and 11 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 $41 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 Harrisburg to Newark takes about 3 hours and 25 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Harrisburg to Newark. 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 Harrisburg and Newark is approximately 146 miles, or 235 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 56 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 Harrisburg to Newark. 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 Harrisburg at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Newark. 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 Newark to Harrisburg.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

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Main departure 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.

All train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main arrival 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

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