There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Lancaster by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Lancaster Amtrak Keystone Service / ...

$120 - $301

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to York, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the bus from York to Lancaster York / ...

$25 - $49

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Lancaster 114.1 miles

$11 - $17

Train, fly  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Lancaster (LNS) BWI - LNS

$101 - $223

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Lancaster is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Lancaster is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Washington and Lancaster is 89 miles. The road distance is 114.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Washington to Lancaster, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Lancaster via York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Lancaster Amtrak via Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Lancaster, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Washington to Lancaster via Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak in around 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Lancaster via York, Pa and York in around 4 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to York, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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