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

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Train  •  3h 43m

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

$56 - $135

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Bus, train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Lancaster Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...

$42 - $61

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Washington to Lancaster 112.5 miles

$11 - $16

Train, fly  •  2h 27m

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

$91 - $223

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Lancaster is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 2h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Lancaster is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Lancaster station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Lancaster Amtrak Station via 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Washington and Lancaster is 89 miles. The road distance is 112.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Washington to Lancaster, including transfers.

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Washington to Lancaster train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union 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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Washington to Lancaster train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lancaster Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Lancaster is 113 miles. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Washington to Lancaster.

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  • Distance: 88.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

You can take a train from Washington to Lancaster via 30th Street Train Station in around 3h 43m.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
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 Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Lancaster Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Lancaster Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
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 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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.

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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 Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Lancaster Airport.

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