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There are 5 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Lancaster by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Lancaster Keystone Service / ...

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Bus, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Lancaster Keystone Service / ...

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Bus, train via Philadelphia  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA Wdc / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Lancaster Keystone Service / ...

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from UNION STATION station to Lancaster 114.9 miles

Subway, fly  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the subway from UNION STATION station to METRO CENTER station
  2. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to ROSSLYN station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Lancaster (LNS) IAD - LNS

UNION STATION station to Lancaster by walk and train

The journey time between UNION STATION station and Lancaster is around 3h 55m and covers a distance of around 202 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 52 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h. Services are operated by Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak. Typically 66 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 3m
Layover time:
52 min
Total time:
3h 55m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h
Journey distance:
202 miles
Services per week:
66
Cheapest price:
$42
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:10
Last service departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Lancaster walk and train schedules

UNION STATION station → Lancaster
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The most affordable way to get from UNION STATION station to Lancaster is to drive, which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from UNION STATION station to Lancaster is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from UNION STATION station station to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Lancaster via Philadelphia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 49m.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Lancaster is 88 miles. The road distance is 114.9 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs $40 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from UNION STATION station to Lancaster, including transfers.

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UNION STATION station to Lancaster train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Lancaster Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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UNION STATION station to Lancaster train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between UNION STATION station to Lancaster is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from UNION STATION station to Lancaster.

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  • Distance: 87.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Lancaster, PA, USA?

You can take a train from UNION STATION station to Lancaster via Washington Union Station and Philadelphia in around 3h 49m.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $55
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 Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$110 - $160
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$110 - $150
Business Seat - Child
$100 - $150
First Class - Adult
$170 - $240
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$170 - $240
First Class - Child
$170 - $240
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 Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $100
Business Class Seat
$55 - $140
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 Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Philadelphia to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from UNION STATION station to METRO CENTER station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Subway from METRO CENTER station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$26 - $35
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
boltbus.com

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Lancaster Airport.

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