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New York - Poughkeepsie Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 13 daily train trips between New York and Poughkeepsie. The average train journey from New York to Poughkeepsie takes one hour and 26 minutes, but some Amtrak Empire Service train trips are as short as one hour and 21 minutes.

Distance68 mi (110 km)
Fastest train1h 21m
Lowest price$32.73
Trains per day13
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines6

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Poughkeepsie

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

ABAYOMI

August 9, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Empire Service

Simply Fantastic!

5.0

Michael

June 6, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: View. Cons: Seats in the Pat Monahan waiting room and more Amtrak monitors.

5.0

Steven

October 10, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Train was on time and comfortable. Ride was smooth a pleasant. Cons: Not too much. Tips: Bring water and food.

5.0

Lanette

August 6, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Amtrak is a very pleasant and low-stress way to travel. Cons: Assigned track for train could be announced sooner. The track wasn't named until 5 minutes prior to departure. Tips: Pay attention to track announcements!

5.0

Maria

July 25, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Comfort, scenery. Cons: Dining car. Tips: Sit back and relax. Bring snacks.

What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Poughkeepsie?

The average price for a train ticket from New York to Poughkeepsie is $32.73, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 26 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $33.77 more.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from New York to Poughkeepsie stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $42 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from New York to Poughkeepsie remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from New York to Poughkeepsie?

There are 6 train lines with service from New York to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak Empire Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 24m$38.94
Amtrak Adirondack11h 30m$52.29
Amtrak Empire Service91h 25m$47.08
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 23m$53.20
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 28m$60.19
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 30m$56.48
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from New York to Poughkeepsie every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $33.

  • Amtrak Adirondack is a cross-border international rail service linking New York City with Montreal in Canada. The ride across the state is very comfortable with generous seat widths and legroom, an onboard café service, power outlets for passenger use, and complimentary WiFi- not to mention gorgeous views of the Hudson Valley.

  • The Amtrak Empire Service is a rail line spanning the Empire Corridor, a rail route through New York state from New York City to Niagara Falls. Several Amtrak passenger trains service this route, providing travelers with multiple options when commuting between cities in New York State. The trains themselves feature free internet, cafe service with snacks, beverages, and meals, and comfortable seats to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Hudson River Valley and Upstate New York.

  • Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express line connects New York City to Rutland, Vermont. The scenic trip along the Hudson River Valley includes ten intermediate stops throughout New York and Vermont. This higher-speed rail service departs once daily. Ticket prices from New York to Poughkeepsie are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as $33. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

  • The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York and arrives at 41 Main St in Poughkeepsie. The route takes about 1 hours and 28 minutes and ticket prices start at $33.

  • The Amtrak Maple Leaf is an international rail line that runs from New York City to Toronto. It stops at some popular locations on its way, including Niagara Falls and Albany. Onboard WiFi and a cafe car make travel on the Maple Leaf comfortable and convenient. A trip from New York to Poughkeepsie takes about 1 hours and 30 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New York and Poughkeepsie is approximately 68 miles, or 110 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 21 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from New York to Poughkeepsie are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs New York at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 13 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New York to Poughkeepsie.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Poughkeepsie to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie is nicknamed the second capital of New York for a good reason – the bustling city has breathtaking views of the Hudson River and is a quick weekend destination for New Yorkers. Art buffs can visit the Barrett Art Center and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, while history lovers will enjoy the National Register of Historic Places. Poughkeepsie is a true university town with campuses for the Culinary Institute of America, Vassar College, and Marist College. If music is your thing, you can check what's playing at the iconic Barvadon Opera House. The city is also an excellent place for picnics and outdoor activities, especially on the riverfront.

Poughkeepsie is known for its wide range of restaurants, ranging from farm-to-table establishments to breweries and brewpubs. The craft beer scene is upcoming, with beer gardens and pubs to check out. Nightlife keeps the fun going with comedy clubs, champagne bars, and lounges.

Poughkeepsie is easily accessible via Amtrak. The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Empire Service, and Ethan Allen Express stop in Poughkeepsie en route to New York City, Philadelphia, Rensselaer, Newark, and other cities. The central and busiest station is 41 Main St, and many other trains make stops in and around Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsie is also accessible by Greyhound buses. Most visitors and locals use the Newburgh Airport, only about 15 miles away, for air travel.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Main arrival station: 41 Main St

Poughkeepsie has one train station.

Train stations in Poughkeepsie:

  • 41 Main St

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