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Keystone Service


New York - Philadelphia - Lancaster - Harrisburg

The Keystone service by Amtrak offers frequent and convenient train travel between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and New York City. Experience the charm of Pennsylvania's countryside and the bustling energy of the Big Apple.

Relax in comfortable seating and enjoy amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and power outlets. With the Keystone service, Amtrak provides a reliable and efficient transportation option for commuters, tourists, and those seeking to explore the vibrant destinations along the Keystone Corridor.

3.5 hours

Trip Time

195 mi (314 km)

Trip Length

Multiple Daily


Route Highlights

New York, New York: The journey starts in bustling New York City, with its iconic skyline, world-famous theaters, Central Park, and cultural institutions. Visitors might spend days exploring the city's various neighborhoods, each offering unique experiences, from the artsy vibe of SoHo to the historic charm of the Financial District.

Newark, New Jersey: Next is Newark, New Jersey's largest city, known for its vibrant arts scene. The Newark Museum of Art is a must-visit, housing significant collections, and Branch Brook Park offers the country's largest collection of cherry blossom trees, blooming spectacularly in the spring.

Metropark, New Jersey: A major transit hub, Metropark serves many commuters daily. Nearby Roosevelt Park and its stunning lake provide a tranquil setting for residents and visitors alike to enjoy nature within the urban landscape.

Trenton, New Jersey: As the capital of New Jersey, Trenton is filled with history and government landmarks. The New Jersey State House stands proudly, and the city's various monuments and museums pay tribute to its rich heritage.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is a treasure trove of American history. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are must-sees, while the local culinary scene, including the famous Philly cheesesteaks, offers a treat for the taste buds.

Ardmore, Pennsylvania: This suburban community showcases elegant architecture and upscale shopping. The historic Ardmore Music Hall has hosted legendary performers, and nearby Suburban Square is a pioneering shopping center with a mix of retail and dining.

Amish Country Views: Throughout parts of the journey, especially near Lancaster, passengers can admire the rolling farmland and traditional lifestyle of the Amish community. The neatly maintained farms, horse-drawn carriages, and windmills offer a peaceful and timeless scene.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania: In the heart of Amish Country, Lancaster offers a glimpse into a unique way of life. The Central Market, the country's oldest farmers' market, and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania are popular attractions here.

Susquehanna River: As the train nears Harrisburg, it crosses the majestic Susquehanna River. The view of this expansive river, with its intricate system of bridges and islands, is a breathtaking sight and a highlight of the journey.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The route concludes in Harrisburg, the state capital. The impressive Pennsylvania State Capitol building and the Susquehanna Art Museum are noteworthy, while the city's location along the river allows for scenic walks and recreation.


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