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Train Route Overview: Harrisburg to New York

There are 16 daily trains from Harrisburg to New York. Traveling by train from Harrisburg to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance154 mi (248 km)
Fastest train3h 10m
Lowest price$50.00
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Harrisburg to New York

(Based on 40 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Maryann

August 9, 2022

Amtrak

Pros: Clean bathrooms! Friendly staff & helpful. Cons: Supply Wipes to clean our space. Tips: Get there early to get your seat . Bring something to drink, snack on. No food available. Bring a Mask! Just in case someone is sick near your seat! Wipes to wipe down yo...

Pros: Clean bathrooms! Friendly staff & helpful. Cons: Supply Wipes to clean our space. Tips: Get there early to get your seat . Bring something to drink, snack on. No food available. Bring a Mask! Just in case someone is sick near your seat! Wipes to wipe down your space.

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5.0

Mark

July 28, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Nice and relaxing! Cons: Nothing. Everything good!

Pros: Nice and relaxing! Cons: Nothing. Everything good!

5.0

Albert

June 29, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Respect de l'horaire et la courtoisie du personnel à bord du train! Cons: Rien à signaler! Tips: Un transport rassurant et utile c'est AMTRAK,certainement! Congratulations à Vous.-.

Pros: Respect de l'horaire et la courtoisie du personnel à bord du train! Cons: Rien à signaler! Tips: Un transport rassurant et utile c'est AMTRAK,certainement! Congratulations à Vous.-.

5.0

Donna

June 27, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Clean,spacious very comfortable. Bathroom excellent. Cons: Very nice could not be better. Tips: Want est best for your money don't go any else but here.

Pros: Clean,spacious very comfortable. Bathroom excellent. Cons: Very nice could not be better. Tips: Want est best for your money don't go any else but here.

5.0

Laura

June 19, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Very comfortable seats. Cons: Have the wifi to be working. Tips: Get there 15 min earlier departure.

Pros: Very comfortable seats. Cons: Have the wifi to be working. Tips: Get there 15 min earlier departure.

Harrisburg to New York Route Map

Harrisburg New York

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

$57.77 is the average price of a bus ticket from Harrisburg to New York. Any tickets cheaper than $57.77 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Harrisburg to New York will vary between $54 and $79. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Harrisburg over the next 7 days is $59. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Harrisburg to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $73 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Harrisburg to New York in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $90 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Harrisburg will be about $33.79 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Harrisburg to New York?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak76h 17m$77.04
Amtrak Keystone Service83h 28m$65.85
Amtrak Pennsylvanian13h 51m$77.17
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 New York every day, as well as 13 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $60.

  • Amtrak Keystone Service

    Amtrak Keystone Service

    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 New York takes just 3 hours and 28 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 $50 ticket.

  • Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    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 New York takes about 3 hours and 51 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Harrisburg to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Harrisburg to New York?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Harrisburg to New York. 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.

How long is the train journey from Harrisburg to New York?

The distance between Harrisburg and New York is approximately 154 miles, or 248 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when trains are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to New York, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

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.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to New York. 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 New York 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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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

  • 105 S Market St

  • Lewisburg Municipal Parking Lot

  • 5254 S Susquehanna Trail

  • 3298 Susquehanna Trail

  • Fullington Trailways Bus Terminal

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

  • Bus Terminal - 152 N Atherton St

  • 3155 N Susquehanna Trail

  • 60 N 4th St

  • 1231 11th Ave

  • Laskaris Restaurant

  • 1412 Susquehanna Trail

  • 47 Walnut St

  • Park & Ride Lot

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

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