Don't want to Drive to Lancaster County? Don't worry. Pennsylvania Dutch Country is Easily Accessible by Alternative Means of Transportation




Arrival By Bus

Travel by bus is a safe, common, and easy alternative means of transportation to Lancaster County. Although it may not be very practical if you have a large family, it is a good economical way to arrive. The ride takes approximately 2 1/2 hours if you are coming from Philadelphia. Greyhound serves the Lancaster County region. You simply take the bus to the terminal in Lancaster at 22 W. Clay Street. The telephone number is (717) 397-4861.

Once there, you can either rent a car or take the local bus system. The Red Rose Transit System (RRTA) can take you to any town in Lancaster County. The main branch of this service is on North Queen Street in downtown Lancaster. The phone number is (717) 397-4246. All day bus passes provide an economical way to ride for the entire day.

Recently, the RRTA have offered service on buses designed like trolleys to take visitors to Strasburg between the months of June and October.

Of course, you also have the option to take the many tour buses or van services which are available. These services will conveniently pick you up at your hotel or motel.

Arrival by Train

Train travel is another alternative means of transportation to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Amtrak has terminals in Lancaster and Coatesville.

There is frequent service from Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The train ride takes about 1 1/2 hours from Philadelphia. Connections can be made easily from all major East Coast cities such as New York City and Washington, D.C.

Once in Lancaster, you can rent a car, taxi, public transportation, or see the region by escorted tours.

Arrival by Plane

Lancaster County welcomes many visitors from around the country and around the world. In most cases, these visitor are primarily visiting larger cities such as Philadelphia or New York City and desire a short excursion to Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

In any case, Lancaster County has an airport in Lancaster City which offers a quick alternative means of transportation. Visitors from major cities can catch a connecting flight from Philadelphia, Baltimore, or Harrisburg.


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