There are 5 ways to get from Frederick to Lancaster by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Frederick, Md to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to York, Pa
  3. Take the bus from York to Lancaster

$34 - $65

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Bus, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Frederick, Md to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Harrisburg, Pa
  3. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Lancaster Amtrak

$48 - $104

Train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from FREDERICK MARC eb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak

$124 - $315

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Frederick to Lancaster 89.7 miles

$8 - $13

Bus, fly  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Frederick, Md to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Lancaster (LNS) BWI - LNS

$60 - $104

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No, there is no direct bus from Frederick to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Frederick, Md and arriving at Lancaster via Baltimore Downtown, Md and York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frederick to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from FREDERICK MARC eb and arriving at Lancaster Amtrak via Washington Union Station and Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between Frederick and Lancaster is 73 miles. The road distance is 89.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Frederick to Lancaster without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Frederick to Lancaster, including transfers.

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Frederick to Lancaster bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Frederick, Md station.

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Frederick to Lancaster train services, operated by Maryland Transit, depart from FREDERICK MARC eb station.

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The best way to get from Frederick to Lancaster is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Lancaster Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Frederick to Lancaster bus services, operated by Bieber Transportation Group, arrive at Lancaster station.

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  • Distance: 73.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Frederick, MD, USA and Lancaster, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Frederick to Lancaster via Baltimore Downtown, Md, York, Pa, and York in around 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frederick to Lancaster via UNION STATION MARC Washington, Washington Union Station, and Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 5 h 43 min.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Lancaster Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from FREDERICK MARC eb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Frederick, Md to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to York, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bieber Transportation Group

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Frederick to Lancaster train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lancaster Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frederick to Lancaster is 90 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Frederick to Lancaster.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Lancaster Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Lancaster. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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