Getting In and Around Lancaster

Traveling to Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster is the eighth largest city in Pennsylvania and was the nation’s capital for one day on September 27, 1777, after the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War. We hope this travel information will make your trip to Lancaster more pleasant than that of our revolutionaries.

By automobile

From the west, via the Turnpike/I76

Take exit 247 Harrisburg East & follow 283 East to Lancaster

From the east, via the Turnpike/I76

Take exit 286 Reading & turn left on 222 South to Lancaster

From the south, via I83

Take exit 19 for PA-462/Market St & turn right onto 30 East to Lancaster

Parking

Parking at our venue is plentiful and free. Street and garage parking are administered throughout the city by the Lancaster Parking Authority.

By public transit

Via train

Lancaster has an Amtrak station, LNC.

Via bus

Ten of the Red Rose Transit bus routes extend outside city limits into surrounding towns.

By plane

The closest comfortable airport is Harrisburg (MDT), but you’ll still likely need to catch a connecting flight at a larger regional airport. Connections from Washington, DC (IAD) are about 20 minutes wheels up to wheels down.

Philadelphia (PHL) and Baltimore (BWI) are both about 90 minutes away.

Lancaster Airport (LNS) has daily service from Pittsburgh (PIT) and Baltimore (BWI), but these flights are on small propeller planes that frighten casual fliers even though ear plugs are usually provided.

By boat

You can’t really take a boat directly here. If you must take a boat, try to dock in Baltimore, then take a Penn Station Amtrak train to LNC station in Lancaster.

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