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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Lancaster to Harrisburg?

Lowest Price$12.00
Fastest Train0h 34m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $12.77 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster, PA to Harrisburg, PA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.14 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Lancaster to Harrisburg?

The distance between Lancaster and Harrisburg is approximately 35 miles, or 56 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 34 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Harrisburg.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Lancaster to Harrisburg 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 Lancaster at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Harrisburg?

There are 13 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Lancaster to Harrisburg.

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

Which train should you take from Lancaster to Harrisburg?

2 train services operate from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Keystone Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 12 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service120h 39m$12.07
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 34m$23.56

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

There is one train station in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

Harrisburg has one train station:

  • Harrisburg Transp Ctr

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Lancaster, PA to Harrisburg, PA
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
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)
October 11, 2019Visiting family
Being on time
It’s faster then a car

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