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Trains from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer

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Poughkeepsie - Rensselaer Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer. Traveling by train from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer usually takes around one hour and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in one hour,

Distance66 mi (106 km)
Fastest train1h 0m
Lowest price$28.59
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




May 5, 2022- Business

Amtrak Empire Service

My first train trip was Comfortable and relaxing.

My first train trip was Comfortable and relaxing.

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

In the last month, $30.78 was the average price of a train ticket from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $15.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer will vary between C$29 and C$40. Planning a train trip to Rensselaer within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Poughkeepsie over the next 7 days is C$30. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$31 whenever you decide to board the train to Rensselaer.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer 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 Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer?

There are 4 train lines with service from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer. Amtrak Empire Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service71h 5m$33.08
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 5m$32.92
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 11m$39.02
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 5m$45.75
  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer start from $29, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Rensselaer. Amtrak Empire Service in Poughkeepsie leaves from 41 Main St . And in Rensselaer trains arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Train Station .

    From Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 1 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rensselaer faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 0 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Rensselaer.

  • Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

    Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

    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 Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as $29. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

  • Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    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 41 Main St in Poughkeepsie and arrives at Albany-Rensselaer Train Station in Rensselaer. The route takes about 1 hours and 11 minutes and ticket prices start at $29.

  • Amtrak Maple Leaf

    Amtrak Maple Leaf

    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 Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer takes about 1 hours and 5 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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.

How long is the train journey from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer?

The distance between Poughkeepsie and Rensselaer is approximately 66 miles, or 106 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Poughkeepsie at 12:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer?

There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Poughkeepsie.

All train stations in Poughkeepsie:

  • 41 Main St

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Arrival stations

Rensselaer has one train station.

Train stations in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

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