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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Harrisburg to Lancaster?

Lowest Price$12.00
Fastest Train0h 30m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Harrisburg to Lancaster

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5AugAug

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Harrisburg 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

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

In the last month, $12.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Harrisburg, PA to Lancaster, PA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Harrisburg to Lancaster?

The distance between Harrisburg and Lancaster is approximately 35 miles, or 56 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Lancaster.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Harrisburg 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 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.

Is there a direct train from Harrisburg to Lancaster?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Harrisburg to Lancaster.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Lancaster to Harrisburg.

Which train should you take from Harrisburg to Lancaster?

2 train services operate from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 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 Service80h 33m$12.02
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 37m$12.00

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

There is one train station in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transp Ctr

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Lancaster has one train station:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

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