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There are 4 ways to get from Newark to Harrisburg by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...

$35 - $95

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Harrisburg, Pa 1675 / ...

$24 - $35

2 alternative options

Train via Philadelphia 30th Street Station  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...

$104 - $258

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Newark to Harrisburg 161.2 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Harrisburg, Pa. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Harrisburg Amtrak Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Newark and Harrisburg is 147 miles. The road distance is 161.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Harrisburg without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs $35 - $95.

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The train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station takes 3h 3m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Newark to Harrisburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark, Nj station.

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Newark to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Harrisburg is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs $35 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Harrisburg.
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  • Distance: 146.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Harrisburg, PA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Newark to Harrisburg every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 3h 3m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Newark to Harrisburg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark, Nj to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70

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Newark to Harrisburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Harrisburg, Pa station.

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Newark to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Harrisburg Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Harrisburg is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Newark to Harrisburg.

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