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You're Going to Love Gettysburg

With a population of 7,620, Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg to see all of its attractions.

Activities & attractions in Gettysburg

Where to Eat in Gettysburg

If you’re looking for affordable options, Sidney at Willoughby Run (730 Chambersburg Rd.) and The Inn at Herr Ridge (900 Chambersburg Rd.) are great picks.

When to visit Gettysburg

Gettysburg in January
Estimated hotel price
$90
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gettysburg in January
Estimated hotel price
$90
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Gettysburg in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 23 °F, with an average temperature of 30.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 3.9″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Gettysburg, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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How to Get to Gettysburg

Plane

Although Gettysburg doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Hagerstown Regional (HGR), which is located 28 miles from Gettysburg. The shortest domestic flight to Gettysburg departs from Orlando and takes around 2h 10m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Gettysburg, followed by Lufthansa. The train journey from Gettysburg to Baltimore takes 0h 29m and costs around $11 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Wilmington, expect to pay about $17 for a 1h 42m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Gettysburg is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 182 miles from Gettysburg. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Kyte, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Gettysburg, including Megabus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Washington Deluxe. From Philadelphia, the bus ride to Gettysburg takes 170 miles and will cost you around $20. From New York, the ticket costs about $40 for a journey of 249 miles.

Plane

Although Gettysburg doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Hagerstown Regional (HGR), which is located 28 miles from Gettysburg. The shortest domestic flight to Gettysburg departs from Orlando and takes around 2h 10m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Gettysburg, followed by Lufthansa. The train journey from Gettysburg to Baltimore takes 0h 29m and costs around $11 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Wilmington, expect to pay about $17 for a 1h 42m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Gettysburg is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 182 miles from Gettysburg. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Kyte, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Gettysburg, including Megabus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Washington Deluxe. From Philadelphia, the bus ride to Gettysburg takes 170 miles and will cost you around $20. From New York, the ticket costs about $40 for a journey of 249 miles.

Airports near Gettysburg

Airlines serving Gettysburg

Lufthansa
Good (4,708 reviews)
KLM
Good (832 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,683 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,546 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,613 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,109 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,978 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,403 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,072 reviews)
Finnair
Good (843 reviews)
LOT
Good (686 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,824 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (541 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (747 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,566 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,366 reviews)
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Where to stay in Gettysburg

Average rates range from around $201 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $263 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Gettysburg

Most booked hotels in Gettysburg

1863 Inn of Gettysburg
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 1065 reviews)
$160+
Gettysburg Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, 304 reviews)
$176+
Wyndham Gettysburg
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1629 reviews)
$105+
Days Inn by Wyndham Gettysburg
2 stars
Excellent (8, 1617 reviews)
$82+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gettysburg, PA
3 stars
Excellent (8, 1373 reviews)
$131+
Colton Motel Gettysburg
2 stars
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
$72+

Renting a car in Gettysburg

Renting a car in Gettysburg costs $64 per day, on average.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Gettysburg (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Gettysburg is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) are, on average, 33% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Gettysburg costs $64 per day, on average.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Gettysburg (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Gettysburg is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) are, on average, 33% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Car rental agencies in Gettysburg

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