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Overview: Train from New York City to Harrisburg, PA

distanceDistance154 miles (248 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price$61 (€51)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from New York City to Harrisburg, PA cover the 154 miles (248 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 28 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $61 (€51), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $56 (€47).

Train providers: Amtrak from New York City to Harrisburg, PA trains

Find the best trains between New York City and Harrisburg, PA with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $56 (€47). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between New York City and Harrisburg, PA, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $56

These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from New York City to Harrisburg, PA:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Trains from New York to Harrisburg

Harrisburg is the capital city of the Pennsylvania and Dauphin county in the US. This majestic city is known both for its beauty and rich history, having played a major role in the Westward Expansion, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. Harrisburg has a well-developed railway system connecting it to various major cities in the United States. Travelers, for instance, can conveniently travel from New York to Harrisburg via train. The average distance between New York and Harrisburg is 154 miles (247 kilometers). On average, a train from New York to Harrisburg takes approximately 3 hours and 42 minutes. Amtrak offers the fastest direct train trip from New York to Harrisburg, taking about 3 hours and 19 minutes. Connecting trains, on the other hand, usually take an extended period of up to four hours.

Which train companies travel from New York to Harrisburg?

Amtrak is the major train company that operates trains from New York to Harrisburg. Three subsidiaries are available, Amtrak, Amtrak Keystone Service, and Amtrak Pennsylvanian. Of the three, however, Amtrak offers the fastest transit option to travel from New York to Harrisburg. The company operates a trans-express line that can go up to the speed of 150 mph as well as regional trains. It's recommended that passengers book their tickets early to avoid last-minute rushes and to take advantage of cheaper ticket prices.

How long is the train ride from New York to Harrisburg?

The average distance between New York and Harrisburg is 154 miles (247 kilometers). A train from New York to Harrisburg can cover the route in 3 hours and 42 minutes. Amtrak offers direct trips between these two destinations which, as passengers would expect, complete the route in the fastest time. A direct trip on Amtrak takes as little as 3 hours and 19 minutes. For connecting train trips, the duration of the journey depends on the time spent at the stopover destination. On average, stopover changes take about 30 minutes. The longest train duration from New York to Harrisburg takes about four hours for the connecting train trip. The first Amtrak train from New York to Harrisburg departs at 3:00 a.m while the last train from New York to Harrisburg leaves at 7:00 p.m. offering passengers great flexibility when planning their travel.

How many trains are there from New York to Harrisburg?

Amtrak schedules about four trains daily. A majority of the Amtrak trips are direct connections and take about 3 hours and 19 minutes. On average, there's an Amtrak train from New York to Harrisburg that leaves every 3 hours. For those traveling over the weekend, Amtrak offers two schedules to choose from. Amtrak Keystone Services also provides about eight trips per day from New York to Harrisburg. Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules one train trip daily. Generally, there are about 13 daily schedules from New York to Harrisburg with about nine of these being direct schedules. Amtrak offers about 25 trips from New York to Harrisburg across all their providers.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from New York to Harrisburg?

Departure station: The departure station for trains to Harrisburg is New York Penn Station. This is the busiest rail station in the region and serves as the gateway to the capital of the US. The station serves more than half a million intercity travelers and rail users daily. New York Penn Station is located in the West Midtown area of Manhattan within walking distance from the city center in about 10 minutes. The station has great links to the NYC MTA on several lines. Taxi services are available for travelers with large luggage. The station facilities include restaurants, Club Acela, payphones, restrooms, ATMs, elevators, Quik-Trak kiosks, vending machines and ticket sales office. It also has Amtrak WiFi available, baggage assistance services, bag storage and Amtrak Express shipping.

​Arrival train Station: Trains from New York to Harrisburg arrive at the Harrisburg Amtrak Station. Previously known as Pennsylvania Station, it is the transportation hub in Harrisburg located on the eastern edge of Downtown Harrisburg. Harrisburg Amtrak Station is located close to the city center, a five-minute walking distance. Some of the services and facilities available at the station include ATMs, elevators, payphones, restrooms, Quik-Trak kiosks, ticket sales office, vending machines and waiting rooms. The station welcomes passengers with reduced mobility by offering special assistance such as available wheelchairs and wheelchair lifts. Travelers that require checked baggage or assistance should arrive at the station about 45 minutes before departure while those who don't need support or have no luggage to check in should arrive 30 minutes before departure.​

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train from New York City to Harrisburg, PA cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between New York City and Harrisburg, PA for the next 7 days starting from $56 (€47)  one way.

What is the price of a train ticket to Harrisburg, PA from New York City?

If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the New York City to Harrisburg, PA train price to come in at an average of $61 (€51)  one way.

How far is New York City to Harrisburg, PA by train?

The train distance from New York City to Harrisburg, PA is around 154 miles (248 km).

What is the New York City to Harrisburg, PA train travel time?

While the time it takes to travel 154 miles (248 km) from New York City to Harrisburg, PA can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the New York City to Harrisburg, PA train journey time is on average 3 h 28 min.

Which train companies can get me from New York City to Harrisburg, PA?

For the journey from New York City to Harrisburg, PA you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from New York City to Harrisburg, PA on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

What time is the earliest train from New York City to Harrisburg, PA? What time is the last train from New York City to Harrisburg, PA?

The earliest train for this journey departs from New York City at 11: 02 AM. The last train leaves from New York City at 10: 17 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from New York City to Harrisburg, PA and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I purchase the New York City to Harrisburg, PA train for the best deals on tickets?

If you book the New York City to Harrisburg, PA train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $61 (€51). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from New York City to Harrisburg, PA. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.