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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Harrisburg to Lancaster. Traveling by train from Harrisburg to Lancaster usually takes around 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 32 minutes.

Distance35 mi (56 km)
Fastest train0h 32m
Lowest price$12.00
Trains per day8
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from Harrisburg to Lancaster

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5JulAug

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

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 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service70h 34m$13.09
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 37m$12.09

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Harrisburg to Lancaster 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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.

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 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 32 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 Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 8 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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Harrisburg.

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Arrival stations

Lancaster has one train station.

Need a return trip from Lancaster to Harrisburg?

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