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There are 4 ways to get from New York to Lancaster by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 39m

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

$55 - $85

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Bus  •  3h 35m

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

$21 - $35

2 alternative options

Train via Philadelphia  •  3h 20m

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

$53 - $121

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from New York to Lancaster 155.8 miles

$15 - $22

New York to Lancaster by train

The train journey time between New York and Lancaster is around 2h 56m and covers a distance of around 158 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 45m. Operated by Amtrak, the New York to Lancaster train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Lancaster. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 56m
Fastest train time:
2h 45m
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
$55
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:17
Last train departs at:
17:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Lancaster train schedules

New York → Lancaster
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Lancaster is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from New York to Lancaster is to train. Taking this option will cost $55 - $85 and takes 2h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Lancaster, PA. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Lancaster. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between New York and Lancaster is 131 miles. The road distance is 155.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs $55 - $85.

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The train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Lancaster takes 2h 39m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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New York to Lancaster bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from New York, NY station.

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New York to Lancaster train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from New York to Lancaster is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs $55 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 35m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 131.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Lancaster every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 2h 39m. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from New York, NY to Lancaster, PA 3 times a week. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 35m.

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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Philadelphia to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Lancaster, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Lancaster is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from New York to Lancaster.

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