Plan Your Gettysburg Trip


Where is Gettysburg, PA located?

In heart of Central Pennsylvania lies historic Gettysburg. Just 10 miles from PA’s southern border it is in close proximity to many metropolitan areas like New York City, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. In fact, due to its location in the southern part of the state, it is actually closer in distance to Baltimore and Washington D.C. than it is to Philadelphia.

Mileage Chart

  • From the East
  • 440 Boston
  • 162 Poconos
  • 53 Lancaster
  • 206 New York
  • 118 Philadelphia
  • 149 Trenton
  • 29 York
  • From the West
  • 65 Breezewood
  • 640 Chicago
  • 468 Cincinnati
  • 301 Cleveland
  • 348 Columbus
  • 538 Indianapolis
  • 180 Pittsburgh
  • From the North
  • 305 Buffalo
  • 36 Harrisburg
  • 52 Hershey
  • 413 Ottawa
  • 172 Scranton
  • 294 Syracuse
  • 391 Toronto
  • From the South
  • 730 Atlanta
  • 54 Baltimore
  • 482 Charlotte
  • 34 Frederick
  • 186 Richmond
  • 78 Washington
  • 236 Williamsburg

Getting to Gettysburg by Car

Many visitors coming to Gettysburg elect to drive. It’s a short drive from many neighboring states (Richmond Virginia is less that 3 ½ hours away) and the countryside is among the most beautiful in Pennsylvania. Below you’ll find some suggested driving directions from some popular points of origin. When planning your trip, be sure to check your preferred atlas or GPS system for point-to-point routes.

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Public Parking

While many businesses offer onsite parking, if you are looking to visit our many shops and restaurants in town, one of the best places to park is the Race Horse Alley Parking Garage located behind the Gettysburg Hotel. We also offer a variety of parking in municipal lots on Middle Street and Stratton Street as well as at the Gettysburg Heritage Center on Steinwehr Avenue. Consider parking once and taking the Freedom Trolley.

Idling Law

The engine of the vehicle is not to run longer than five consecutive minutes while parked, stopped or standing on public or private property. This law is also in effect within the National Park.

Per Ordinance 15-308-3

Public transportation into Gettysburg

Visitors can get to Gettysburg using public transportation for their entire trip by traveling on Amtrak and Rabbit Transit. Travelers would start their journey on Amtrak from their point of origin (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. are all serviced daily) and end at Harrisburg. From there, Rabbit Transit will take visitors directly into Gettysburg, with multiple stops available. Please note, the Rabbit Transit service is designed for commuters and is only available at select times of the day during weekdays.

Flying into Gettysburg

Historic Gettysburg does not have a commercial airport within Adams County. To reach Gettysburg by air, travelers must fly in to one of five International Airports that are close by and then take public transportation or drive the final distance (45 minutes to two hours by car, depending on the airport). Amtrak can be taken from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, PA, and then to Harrisburg, allowing for use of the Rabbit Transit transportation system. Travelers can also easily rent a car and drive or secure private transportation from one of our transportation partners.

Getting Here from Local Airports

Public transportation is available.

  1. SEPTA regional rail takes travelers to 30th street station
  2. Amtrak takes travelers to Harrisburg
  3. Rabbit Transit takes travelers directly into Gettysburg

Directions by car


Public transportation is available.

  1. Rabbit Transit takes travelers directly into Gettysburg

Directions by car

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