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Train Information from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA

distanceDistance60 miles (97 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$23 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA cover the 60 miles (97 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 8 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $23 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $23 (€19).

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Train between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA with Amtrak

For as little as $23 (€18) you can travel by train between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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 from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 13 min
  • Average Price: $23
  • Amtrak frequency: 7 a day

Amtrak has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster, 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 Philadelphia to Lancaster

Philadelphia needs no explanation, it's famously known as the birthplace of US, where the US Constitution was written and home to many monuments, museums, and galleries. Lancaster, on the other hand, is a city that has the largest and oldest Amish settlement with a rich history and many beautiful gardens. Trains from Philadelphia to Lancaster are fast and convenient, covering the 61 mile in no time at all. The journey can be completed in just 1 hour 10 minutes by train. The train route from Philadelphia 30th Street to Lancaster station is mostly served by the Amtrak Keystone train service, which is an express route. The train service makes the journey between the two cities easier and more convenient due to the high frequency of trains in a single day. The train from Philadelphia to Lancaster departs from the Philadelphia PA train station and arrive at Lancaster station.

Which train companies travel from Philadelphia to Lancaster?

Most of the train routes in the USA are operated by Amtrak company. Although Red Coach company also operates in the US, it is mostly in the state of Florida. The train route from Philadelphia PA, 30th Street to Lancaster train station is operated by Amtrak. The company offers the Keystone service train route with various trains from Philadelphia to Lancaster. There can be slight variations in the journey time depending on the departure. Passengers should be sure to check ahead to ensure they are on the fastest route available.

How long is the train ride from Philadelphia to Lancaster?

The train distance from Philadelphia, PA to Lancaster is approximately 61 miles (98 kilometers). This journey can be made in an average duration of just 1 hour 15 minutes in most cases, so it is by no means a long haul. The time taken for a complete trip from Philadelphia PA to Lancaster varies depending on the train used, the time the train departs as well as other factors that may cause the trip to be extended. The fastest train trip between the two cities takes 1 hour seven minutes for a complete journey while the longest is 1 hour 16 minutes.

How many trains are there from Philadelphia to Lancaster?

The high frequency of trains between Philadelphia and Lancaster makes taking the train a great choice. There is an average frequency of 14 trains per day traveling from Philadelphia to Lancaster. Keystone offers the most regular service between Philadelphia and Lancaster. Trains depart from Philadelphia after approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes throughout the day, so passengers will never wait long for the next departure. The first train from Philadelphia to Lancaster departs as early as 5:30 a.m. while the last train bus departs shortly before 11:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for the train from Philadelphia to Lancaster?

Departure station: For the journey by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster, departures are from Philadelphia 30th Street Pennsylvania. The station is located on Keystone and Northeast Corridor. The distance between Philadelphia city center to the train station is just over one mile. The station can be accessed using either Megabus, SEPTA bus, JFK Blvd, tram line ten or the Subway from first Street station MFL. Trams for connection to the trolley station at 30th Street include tram number 10, 36, 11, 34, and 13. The train station is within two to five minutes' walking distance from the bus station, MFL station, and the trolley station. Trains-Airport line and Chestnut Hill East line from the suburban station to the 30th Street station take four minutes and have a frequency of every ten minutes. Facilities available at the train station include: ClubAcela, a food and shopping court, Saxby Coffee, and Dunkin' Donuts. Parking options are available, it is accessible for those with limited mobility, as are is the ticket office. Passengers also have the option to store luggage at a fee.

Arrival station: Arrivals for the train journey from Philadelphia to Lancaster are at Lancaster station Pennsylvania. The station is the busiest Amtrak station in Pennsylvania. It has two island platforms and four tracks. The station is within walking distance of Lancaster downtown and is very near the city center. There is a Lancaster Downtown Loop for trolleys and buses with stops at every street on the loop for connection. The trolley line six and Downtown Lancaster Loop has several houses: one, two, three, four, five and six. Bus two departs from the station every 20 minutes. Facilities available at the station include the ticket sales office, Amtrak Quik-Trak ticket machine, vending machines, public restrooms, waiting room, ATM, payphones, lockers, and storage.

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Trains from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Lancaster, PA from Philadelphia for as low as $23 (€18)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA train to cost on average $23 (€19)  one way.
How far is it from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA by train?
The Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA train distance is approximately 60 miles (97 km).
How long is the train between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA?
On average the Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA train travel time is 1 h 8 min  for the 60 miles (97 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train providers can take me between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA?
When taking a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Lancaster, PA. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there to Lancaster, PA from Philadelphia?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA? When is the last train from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Philadelphia at 10: 20 AM. The last train leaves from Philadelphia at 9: 35 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA to get the best deals?
If you purchase the Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $23 (€19). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Philadelphia to Lancaster, PA. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Philadelphia
Lancaster, PA
The major railway station for departures from Philadelphia is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA.