Harrisburg travel guide

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You're Going to Love Harrisburg

With a population of 49.528, Harrisburg is a must-see destination in Pennsylvania, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Harrisburg to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Harrisburg

If you’re looking for affordable options, El Sol Mexican Restaurant (18 South 3rd Street) and Home 231 (231 North Street) are great picks.

When to visit Harrisburg

Harrisburg in January
Estimated hotel price
$145
1 night at 3-star hotel
Harrisburg in January
Estimated hotel price
$145
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Harrisburg in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -5 °C, with an average temperature of -1 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 104 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Harrisburg, with an average rainfall of 69 mm.

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How to Get to Harrisburg

Plane

When flying to Harrisburg, you’ll arrive at Harrisburg (MDT), which is located 14 km from the city centre.

Train

The train station in Harrisburg is called Harrisburg, and is located 1.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Harrisburg is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 251 km from Harrisburg. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Budget, among others, in New York.

Bus

Harrisburg’s bus station is located 5 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Harrisburg, you’ll arrive at Harrisburg (MDT), which is located 14 km from the city centre.

Train

The train station in Harrisburg is called Harrisburg, and is located 1.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Harrisburg is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 251 km from Harrisburg. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Budget, among others, in New York.

Bus

Harrisburg’s bus station is located 5 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Harrisburg

Lufthansa
Good (4,692 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,676 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,556 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,608 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,988 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,070 reviews)
Finnair
Good (839 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,808 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (536 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (747 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,570 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,574 reviews)
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Where to stay in Harrisburg

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Candlewood Suites Harrisburg - Hershey and Hampton Inn Harrisburg-East/Hershey.

Where to stay in popular areas of Harrisburg

Most booked hotels in Harrisburg

Hampton Inn by Hilton Harrisburg West
2 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$228+
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg
2 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$218+
Country Inn & Suites Harrisburg@ Union Deposit Rd.
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$149+
Baymont by Wyndham Harrisburg
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$140+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Harrisburg West
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$123+
Wingate by Wyndham Mechanicsburg
2 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$112+

Hiring a car in Harrisburg

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Budget are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Harrisburg is the Hertz branch at 2 Terminal Drive, which is 14 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.50 per litre in Harrisburg (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $17.92 and $23.89. The most frequently booked car type in Harrisburg is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Versa or similar) is, on average, 44% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Budget are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Harrisburg is the Hertz branch at 2 Terminal Drive, which is 14 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.50 per litre in Harrisburg (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $17.92 and $23.89. The most frequently booked car type in Harrisburg is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Versa or similar) is, on average, 44% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.