York (Pennsylvania)

York is a city in the Susquehanna Valley region of southern Pennsylvania. It is billed as the "factory tour capital of the world" for its numerous factory tours. It was a major city in US revolutionary history as well, hosting the Continental Congress for a time. It is often viewed by locals as the first capital of the United States but it is unsure if this is actually true because it was never officially named the capital and it was only viewed as the capital because the Articles of Confederation were adopted in the York County Courthouse.

Get in

By plane

York has no local international airport, but nearby Harrisburg has the Harrisburg International Airport. For more direct flights, people can fly into BWI airport in Baltimore, or possibly to Philadelphia. The York Airport is seven miles past the city on US 30 and is a general aviation airport with no scheduled flights.

By train

Nearby Lancaster has an AMTRAK stop on the Philadelphia to Pittsburgh line. Nearby Harrisburg also has a transportation center that provides service for AMTRAK trains on the same line.

By car

Using a car is the easiest way to arrive in York. The following highways connect the city with others in the region:

By bus

Greyhound operates a station in York with connections to Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and beyond.

Get around

East Market Street during Spring

Walking is the easiest way to explore the downtown area, as everything is close enough together. Municipal parking garages are available with very reasonable rates ($0.75/hr). Rabbit Transit is also an option when getting around the city but can be fairly expensive if used multiple times for short distances. All day passes are available though for those that want to use the bus to get around. Go to http://www.rabbittransit.org/ for more information.

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Nearby destinations suitable for day trips include:

Routes through York

END Harrisburg  N  S  Shrewsbury Baltimore
Pittsburgh Gettysburg  W  E  Lancaster Philadelphia


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