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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Lancaster to Newark?

Lowest Price$45.00
Fastest Train2h 25m
Trains Per Day20
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lancaster to Newark 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 Lancaster to Newark?

In the last month, $62.29 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster, PA to Newark, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $34.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Lancaster to Newark?

The distance between Lancaster and Newark is approximately 122 miles, or 197 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 25 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Lancaster to Newark are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Lancaster at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Lancaster to Newark?

There are 20 scheduled trains on most days. 3 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 Lancaster.

Which train should you take from Lancaster to Newark?

There are 3 train lines with service from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 16 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak163h 26m$73.75
Amtrak Keystone Service22h 39m$54.90
Amtrak Pennsylvanian12h 51m$57.35

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

There is one train station in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Where is the train station in Newark?

Newark receives travelers from Lancaster at its two active train stations:

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Price trends for trains from Lancaster to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Lancaster, PA to Newark, NJ
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Keystone Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Alejandro
5.0
December 17, 2019Visiting family
Pros
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