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Lancaster, PA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 39
Total Sleeping Rooms 3,650
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 301
Committable Meeting Rooms* 35
Convention Center Space 90,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 70,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $97
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $56
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $284
*Maximum for a single hotel

Lancaster, PA Airport Information

Lancaster Airport (LNS)

Approximate taxi fare: $22 USD

Located just six miles north of downtown Lancaster, the Lancaster Airport services both charter flights and daily commercial flights connecting to Baltimore via Cape Air. Passenger amenities include on-site dining, free parking and on-site car rental services.

Airline carrier serving Lancaster Airport

  • Cape Air

Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)

Approximate taxi fare: $76 USD

Serving 150,000 operations per year, Harrisburg International Airport is located 32 miles northwest of Lancaster. Harrisburg International provides daily nonstop service to 14 destinations, including Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston and Chicago. Airport amenities include retail shops, full-service and casual eateries and a Multimodal Transportation Facility, complete with several car rental service counters.

Airline carriers serving Harrisburg International Airport

  • Air Canada
  • AirTran Airways
  • American Eagle
  • Continental
  • Delta
  • United
  • US Airways

Lancaster, PA Ground Transportation

Red Rose Transit Authority Bus System

Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) bus system provides fixed route and trolley services throughout Downtown Lancaster and the surrounding Lancaster County area. Providing daily service on most routes, RRTA's 17 routes cover more than 5,000 miles each weekday and operate on a four-zone system. The Historic Red Rose trolley provides a loop around Downtown Lancaster with direct service to the Lancaster Amtrak station. Fares range from $1.70 per ride within a base zone and up to $2.90 per ride through four zones. Children ages 5 and under ride free.

All Day Passes are available for unlimited rides and can be purchased onboard the bus.


The Lancaster Amtrak station is located at 53 McGovern Avenue, which is less than two miles outside of downtown Lancaster. The station is open Monday through Friday from 5 AM to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM. The Lancaster station is serviced by the Pennsylvanian route, which provides daily service from New York City to Pittsburgh, as well as the Keystone route, which provides frequent daily service between New York City and Harrisburg.

Rental Cars

Rental car companies represented at the Harrisburg International Airport's Multimodal Transportation Facility include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National, while Avis and Hertz are represented at the Lancaster Airport.


Harrisburg International Airport passengers can hail taxi cabs outside of the baggage claim area and the Multimodal Transportation Facility; taxi fare from Harrisburg International to downtown Lancaster costs about $75. Lancaster Airport passengers can hail taxi cabs outside of the arrivals area; taxi fare from the Lancaster Airport to downtown Lancaster costs about $22. Contact Friendly Transportation for local taxi, van or VIP car service.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Baltimore, MD 93 mi 1 hr 55 min 2 hr 23 min USD $442+
Williamsport, PA 130 mi 2 hr 35 min 2 hr 50 min USD $542+
Newark, NJ 142 mi 2 hr 35 min 2 hr 35 min USD $436+
New York, NY 162 mi 3 hr 01 min 2 hr 34 min USD $436+
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