How to Reach Lancaster


  • By Air: Southern Express Airways operates between Lancaster airport and cities like Baltimore, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh. You can also land at the Smoketown Airport which serves chartered flights. You can hire a car at the airport to get to Lancaster town.
  • By Rail: Lancaster Amtrak Station is situated in the centre of town. Daily trains from Harrisburg, New York City, Pittsburgh arrive here.
  • By Road: Highways I-76, and US 222 pass by Lancaster. As you approach the town, you are likely to spot buggies on the road. Be careful when driving past them.


  • By Buggy: Those who want to have the true Lancaster experience can hire a horse-drawn buggy to move around town and nearby areas.
  • By Car: Hiring a car is the best way to move around Lancaster town.
  • On Foot: If you are spending the day in the main town area, you can ditch your vehicle and walk around.
  • By Bicycle: Consider this option only if you are a regular bicycler. The town is situated in a hilly area so you may find yourself exhausted after a day on the bicycle.
  • By Bus: The Red Rose Transit Authority operates buses on 18 routes in and around Lancaster. Keep in mind, the service closes by 6pm and there are often delays. 

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Lancaster. The most preferred mode of transport in Lancaster is Car.

Average distance: 36.93 km Average time: 28.75 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 28.75 min Overall average time for 36.93 kms 28.75 min
Route Distance Time
Lititz to Lancaster 3.08 km 3 mins
Ephrata to Lancaster 14.57 km 14 mins
Parkville to Lancaster 31.21 km 31 mins
Baltimore to Lancaster 39.23 km 39 mins
Cockeysville to Lancaster 40.29 km 40 mins
York to Lancaster 46.99 km 46 mins
Catonsville to Lancaster 51.98 km 51 mins
Downingtown to Lancaster 66.94 km 1 hour 6 mins
Boyertown to Lancaster 74.81 km 1 hour 14 mins
Palmerton to Lancaster 79.79 km 1 hour 19 mins
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