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Trains from Lancaster to Princeton Junction

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Lancaster - Princeton Junction Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Lancaster to Princeton Junction. Traveling by train from Lancaster to Princeton Junction usually takes around 3 hours, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance91 mi (147 km)
Fastest train2h 0m
Lowest price$43.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Lancaster to Princeton Junction?

2 train services operate from Lancaster to Princeton Junction. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 30m$43.00
Amtrak Keystone Service12h 0m$43.00
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Lancaster to Princeton Junction every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $43.

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  • 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 Lancaster to Princeton Junction takes just 2 hours and 0 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 $43 ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lancaster to Princeton Junction 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.

How long is the train journey from Lancaster to Princeton Junction?

The distance between Lancaster and Princeton Junction is approximately 91 miles, or 147 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours, 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 Princeton Junction 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 Wednesday 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 3:00pm 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 Princeton Junction?

Trains leave the station in Lancaster twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Princeton Junction faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Main departure station: 53 E Mcgovern Ave

There is one train station in Lancaster.

All train stations in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Where is the train station in Princeton Junction?

Main arrival station: 2 Wallace Cir

Princeton Junction has one train station.

All train stations in Princeton Junction:

  • 2 Wallace Cir

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