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Trains from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson

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Rensselaer - Croton-on-Hudson Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson. Traveling by train from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson usually takes around 4 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in one hour and 34 minutes.

Distance99 mi (160 km)
Fastest train1h 34m
Lowest price$41.03
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines5

What is the price of a train ticket from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson?

In the last month, $52.51 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson. 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 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $31.51 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 Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson will vary between C$47 and C$74. Planning a train trip to Croton-on-Hudson within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Rensselaer over the next 7 days is C$51. 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


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$54 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Croton-on-Hudson from Rensselaer will be about C$31.51 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson?

There are 5 train lines with service from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak47h 53m$85.35
Amtrak Empire Service71h 41m$49.85
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 41m$47.25
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 44m$47.83
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 42m$52.36
  • Amtrak


    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 4 Amtrak trains from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson every day, as well as 10 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $42.

  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson start from $41, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Croton-on-Hudson. Amtrak Empire Service in Rensselaer leaves from Albany-Rensselaer Train Station . And in Croton-on-Hudson trains arrive at 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave .

    From Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 1 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Croton-on-Hudson faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 34 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 Croton-on-Hudson.

  • 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 Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as $41. 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 Albany-Rensselaer Train Station in Rensselaer and arrives at 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave in Croton-on-Hudson. The route takes about 1 hours and 44 minutes and ticket prices start at $41.

  • 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 Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson takes about 1 hours and 42 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson?

The distance between Rensselaer and Croton-on-Hudson is approximately 99 miles, or 160 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 34 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Rensselaer at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 10 of these are direct connections to Croton-on-Hudson. 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 Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Rensselaer where you can board the train.

All train stations in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • Middlebury College

  • Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • Tour Bus Parking Area

  • South Station

  • Burlington International Airport

  • Green Mountain Express Bus Terminal

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

  • Brandon Bus Stops

  • Union Station

  • 55 Dick Rd

  • 321 Main St

Where is the train station in Croton-on-Hudson?

Arrival stations

Croton-on-Hudson has one train station.

Train stations in Croton-on-Hudson:

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

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