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Train Route Overview: New York to Rhinebeck

There are 21 daily trains from New York to Rhinebeck. Traveling by train from New York to Rhinebeck usually takes around 3 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance84 mi (136 km)
Fastest train1h 35m
Lowest price$24.33
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines6

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Rhinebeck

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)



Dick jr

April 18, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: I enjoyed the ride n also enjoyed the city. Cons: Having a good time. Tips: No I didn’t I don’t think about that.



March 3, 2023- Regular commuter

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Prompt and fast trip. Schedule allows me to travel home after my shift as a nurse ends at 8pm. Only means of public transport available at that hour. Cons: More affordable trains.



May 27, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: The business class car was very clean and roomy. Cons: Better signage as to where the business class car it located. Tips: Business class tickets are worth the extra.



May 16, 2022- Business

Amtrak Empire Service




December 6, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: View from the window, comfortable seat. I was surprised by the good WiFi. Tips: Wear a mask properly.

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

In the last month, $41.67 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Rhinebeck. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 8 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $8.85 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Bus tickets from New York to Rhinebeck are expected to cost between $30 and $132 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Rhinebeck within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $61. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Rhinebeck in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $85 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 8 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$8.85 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Rhinebeck?

There are 6 train lines with service from New York to Rhinebeck. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 19 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak197h 48m$230.59
Amtrak Adirondack11h 48m$39.22
Amtrak Empire Service81h 40m$38.41
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 39m$37.23
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 45m$48.21
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 43m$56.67
  • 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 19 Amtrak trains from New York to Rhinebeck every day, as well as 33 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $46.

  • 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 Rhinebeck are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as $24. 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 455 Rhinecliff Rd in Rhinebeck. The route takes about 1 hours and 45 minutes and ticket prices start at $24.

  • 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 Rhinebeck takes about 1 hours and 43 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The distance between New York and Rhinebeck is approximately 84 miles, or 136 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 35 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Friday is the busiest travel day for trains as people head from New York to Rhinebeck for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your train travel for the beginning of the week.

The earliest train departs New York at 4:00am 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 21 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Rhinebeck. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

New York


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.


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With its stunning views of the Catskill Mountains, Rhinebeck is a charming and historical town in the northwestern area of the Hudson Valley. Despite being only 2 hours by car from one of the world's busiest cities, Rhinebeck remains a peaceful, quaint town filled with much to explore.

The best way to discover the town is simply by walking through its beautiful streets. Take a walk along Market Street and Montgomery Street for many independent shops and local food fares, as well as hushed bookstores and charming cafes.

Rhinebeck offers many hiking and bike trails, so adventurous travelers should consider bringing a bike along. With several National Parks around the area featuring some of the most stunning mountain views, Rhinebeck offers the perfect place to explore the outdoors. Rhinebeck is also home to the famous Dutchess County Fair. Although the fair is only held annually (usually in August), the fairgrounds are open year-round, exhibiting many events and shows.

Travel to Rhinebeck is straightforward due to its proximity to New York City. Rhinebeck is near several major airports, including Albany International and New York's airports. You can take an Amtrak train or a Trailways NY bus to get to Rhinebeck itself.

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

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak/VRE Station

  • 1040 Express Way

Where is the train station in Rhinebeck?

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Main arrival station: 455 Rhinecliff Rd

Rhinecliff-Kingston station, also known as simply Rhinecliff, is an Amtrak station right on the Hudson between Kingston and Duchess County, south of Albany. The station itself was built back in 1914. Amtrak took it over in 1971, but it still has a little bit of Mission-Spanish revival charm (as well as modern upgrades like air conditioning). The station services several of Amtrak's trains, including the Ethan Allen Express, the Maple Leaf, and the Empire. These services connect across New York State, Vermont, and into Toronto in Canada. Within the station, you can find a waiting room with plenty of seating, ticket office, and vending machines filled with snacks. Plus you can enjoy beautiful views of the Hudson from your platform while you wait!

Train stations in Rhinebeck:

  • 455 Rhinecliff Rd

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