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Amtrak Keystone Service Route Guide

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Keystone Service Overview

The Amtrak Keystone Service will take you from New York City to Harrisburg. Experience the dichotemy of the big city then the ambiance of Pennsylvania Dutch country.

This train travels from New York City to Harrisburg via Lancaster, Philadelphia and Newark (airport and downtown).

Train Info

Observation Car No
Dining CarNo
Distance959 Miles
Time4 Hours

Ticket Options

On the Keystone Service you can purchase tickets in this category (sample summer fares for 2 people):

  • Coach ($100)

Scenic Views

The Keystone Service will take you from the Big Apple through quaint towns of Pennsylvania Dutch country. Enjoy the views as you ride in comfort for just a few hours before reaching your destination.

New York City

Major Stations

The major and notable stations on the Amtrak Keystone Service are Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Newark (airport and downtown) and New York City.

States Visited

On the Amtrak Keystone Service you will travel from New York to New Jersey and spend the rest of the journey in Pennsylvania.


Station Reviews

The Keystone Service has terminus stations of Harrisburg on one end and New York City on the other. Moynihan Train Hall is a tourist attraction as well as very busy inter modal station. You will want to arrive a bit early to tour the station. Although it’s a lovely structure, Harrisburg Station is not a tourist attraction but it is a comfortable place to wait for your train. You can check your baggage at both stations but only Moynihan has a Metropolitan Lounge.

Harrisburg Station

Harrisburg Station is a beautiful red brick building in Queen Anne style. This depot was orginally built in 1887 but was renovated in 1904 after a fire nearly destroyed it. It is a National Historic Landmark. It is a staffed station with checked baggage service and several other services available. You can also grab some food to eat and even use the convenient ATM.

The two closest hotels are the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey and the Hilton Harrisburg.

Penn Station – Moynihan Train Hall

You will board your Amtrak train in Moynihan Train Hall in New York. It’s a gorgeous hall with 92 ft high skylights and modern amenities. It is a world class station. You will find restaurants as well as convenience stores.

There are lots of options for hotels near this station. The closest option is the Fairfield Inn & Suites Penn Station.

Trip Planning

From New York City your options are almost limitless. You could take the Acela To Washington DC or get on the Lake Shore Limited or Cardinal to Chicago. If you want to head down south you could ride the Silver Star to Florida or the Crescent to Atlanta and New Orleans.

Booking Tickets

Tickets for Amtrak can be booked at or by using their app on your phone. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Allie Marmion
Allie is married to Rob and has been traveling with him across the world for the last two years. She is an accomplished personal trainer, speaker and author.