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Trains from Rensselaer to Yonkers

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Rensselaer - Yonkers Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Rensselaer to Yonkers. Traveling by train from Rensselaer to Yonkers usually takes around 3 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in one hour and 56 minutes.

Distance119 mi (191 km)
Fastest train1h 56m
Lowest price$44.80
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

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

In the last month, $55.03 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer to Yonkers. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.30 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 Yonkers will vary between C$50 and C$92. Planning a train trip to Yonkers within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Rensselaer over the next 7 days is C$50. 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 Yonkers by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$49 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rensselaer to Yonkers in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$59 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 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Yonkers from Rensselaer will be about C$30.30 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Yonkers?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rensselaer to Yonkers. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak27h 48m$95.39
Amtrak Empire Service32h 2m$57.35
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express12h 2m$52.89
Amtrak Maple Leaf12h 1m$58.19
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Rensselaer to Yonkers every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $56.

  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Rensselaer to Yonkers start from $45, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Yonkers. Amtrak Empire Service in Rensselaer leaves from Albany-Rensselaer Train Station . And in Yonkers trains arrive at Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave .

    From Rensselaer to Yonkers train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 2 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Yonkers faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Yonkers.

  • 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 Yonkers are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as $45. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

  • 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 Yonkers takes about 2 hours and 1 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rensselaer to Yonkers 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 Yonkers?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Rensselaer to Yonkers. 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 Yonkers?

The distance between Rensselaer and Yonkers is approximately 119 miles, or 191 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 56 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 Yonkers on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Yonkers?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Yonkers. 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 Yonkers 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

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave

  • Tour Bus Parking Area

  • Green Mountain Express Bus Terminal

  • 417 Waverly St

  • Highway 7 Park and Ride

  • Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

  • Union Station- 2 Washington Sqr

  • Brandon Bus Stops

  • Middlebury College

  • Burlington International Airport

  • Ferrisburgh Park & Ride

Where is the train station in Yonkers?

Arrival stations

Yonkers has one train station.

Train stations in Yonkers:

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

Need a return trip from Yonkers to Rensselaer?

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