Lancaster: Transportation

Approaching the City

Airline service into Lancaster Airport is provided by USAir Express, from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and from surrounding airports in Harrisburg, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Limousine and taxi service, as well as free long and short term parking are available. Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport are both less than two hours away. Three Amtrak stations are located in Lancaster county—in the city of Lancaster, and in the boroughs of Mount Joy and Elizabethtown; Amtrak's Chicago to New York City service passes through Lancaster. Greyhound and Capitol Trailways offer service to points across the country. All of the state's major highways converge in the city with the exception of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which encompasses interchanges at U.S. 222, PA 72, and PA 23, 15 miles north of the city. The convenience of these highways make Lancaster a three-hour drive from New York City, a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia, and a two and a half hour drive from Washington, D.C.

Traveling in the City

Walking is a popular pastime in Lancaster, and Historic Lancaster Walking Tours, led by guides in colonial costumes, are offered daily from April through October. Red Rose Transit Authority services 2.5 million passengers with city and county buses on 16 routes.