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There are 7 ways to get from Ocean City to Lancaster by bus, train, shuttle, tram, car or plane

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Amtrak Thruway, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ocean City, MD to Baltimore
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak

$109 - $272

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Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ocean City Transfer Point to Shore Transit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Md to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  3. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to York, Pa

$44 - $89

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Ocean City Transfer Point to Shore Transit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Salisbury Greyhound, MD to Wilmington joseph R biden
  3. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  4. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak

Shuttle, tram, bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ocean City, MD to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport
  2. Take the tram from BWI AIRPORT LT RAIL nb to HUNT VALLEY & LT RAIL STAT nb
  3. Take the bus from Hunt Valley station to Transfer Center 83S

$102 - $129

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Ocean City to Lancaster 157 miles

$15 - $23

Shuttle to Baltimore, fly to Lancaster  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ocean City, MD to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Lancaster (LNS) BWI - LNS

$134 - $180

Shuttle to Salisbury, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ocean City, MD to Salisbury, MD
  2. Fly from Salisbury (SBY) to Philadelphia (PHL) SBY - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak

$192 - $769

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The cheapest way to get from Ocean City to Lancaster is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ocean City to Lancaster is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ocean City to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Ocean City Transfer Point and arriving at Lancaster via Salisbury, Md, Baltimore Downtown, Md and York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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The distance between Ocean City and Lancaster is 135 miles. The road distance is 157 miles.

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The best way to get from Ocean City to Lancaster without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train which takes 7 h 1 min and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Ocean City to Lancaster, including transfers.

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Ocean City to Lancaster bus services, operated by Shore Transit, depart from Ocean City Transfer Point station.

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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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Ocean City to Lancaster bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at York, Pa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ocean City to Lancaster is 157 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to drive from Ocean City to Lancaster.

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  • Distance: 135.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

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

You can take a bus from Ocean City to Lancaster via Shore Transit Bus Terminal, Salisbury, Md, Baltimore Downtown, Md, York, Pa, and York in around 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Salisbury to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Wilmington Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
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 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
Tram from BWI AIRPORT LT RAIL nb to HUNT VALLEY & LT RAIL STAT nb
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Ocean City, MD to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Salisbury Greyhound, MD to Wilmington joseph R biden
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
amtrak.com
Shore Transit
Phone
443-260-2300
Website
shoretransit.org
Bus from Ocean City Transfer Point to Shore Transit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
shoretransit.org
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 Salisbury, Md to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to York, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
BayRunner Shuttle
Website
bayrunnershuttle.com
Shuttle from Ocean City, MD to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
bayrunnershuttle.com
Shuttle from Ocean City, MD to Salisbury, MD
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
bayrunnershuttle.com
Rabbit Transit
Phone
+1 800-632-9063
Website
rabbittransit.org
Bus from Hunt Valley station to Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
rabbittransit.org

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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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The best way to get from Ocean City to Baltimore Airport is to shuttle which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $85 - $110.

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