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

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Train  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Keystone Service / ...

$36 - $49

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Bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lancaster, PA to New York, NY Lancaster, PA - Malvern, PA - King of Prussia, PA - Fort Washington, PA - New York, NY / ...

$21 - $35

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Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Lancaster to Manhattan 168.2 miles

$16 - $24

Train, fly to New York JFK  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York JFK (JFK) PHL - JFK

$124 - $534

Train, fly to New York La Guardia  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA

$272 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster to Manhattan is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster to Manhattan is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lancaster, PA and arriving at New York, NY. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lancaster station to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Lancaster Amtrak Station and arriving at 86 St via 34 St - Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 5m.

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The distance between Lancaster and Manhattan is 134 miles. The road distance is 168.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3h 5m to get from Lancaster to Manhattan, including transfers.

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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 Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Manhattan is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 50m.

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  • Distance: 134.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 5m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station 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 once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $310
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 Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Lancaster, PA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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ourbus.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

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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 Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster to Manhattan is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Lancaster to Manhattan.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 1975+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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