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There are 3 ways to get from Lancaster to Manhattan by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the train from Lancaster to New York Moynihan Train Hall Keystone Service / ...

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Lancaster, PA to New York, NY OurBus

$21 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Lancaster to Manhattan 168.1 miles

$16 - $24

Lancaster to Manhattan by train

The train journey time between Lancaster and Manhattan is around 2h 58m and covers a distance of around 158 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 42m. Operated by Amtrak, the Lancaster to Manhattan train service departs from Lancaster and arrives in New York Moynihan Train Hall. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 58m
Fastest train time:
2h 42m
Train distance:
158 miles
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
$30
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:35
Last train departs at:
17:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lancaster to Manhattan train schedules

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The social distance requirement in Manhattan is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster to Manhattan is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster to Manhattan is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lancaster, PA and arriving at New York, NY. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lancaster and arriving at New York Moynihan Train Hall. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 54m.

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The distance between Lancaster and Manhattan is 134 miles. The road distance is 168.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 2h 54m and costs $30 - $50.

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The train from Lancaster to New York Moynihan Train Hall takes 2h 54m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Lancaster to Manhattan bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Lancaster, PA station.

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Lancaster to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Lancaster station.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Manhattan is to train which takes 2h 54m and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Lancaster to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 134.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 54m

What companies run services between Lancaster, PA, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Lancaster to New York Moynihan Train Hall every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2h 54m. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Lancaster, PA to New York, NY 3 times a week. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lancaster to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Lancaster, PA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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ourbus.com

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Lancaster to Manhattan bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at New York, NY station.

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Lancaster to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster to Manhattan is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Lancaster to Manhattan.

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