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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Rensselaer to New York?

Lowest Price£28.25
Fastest Train2h 23m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

How come the train leaves from Rensselaer and not Albany?

The Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station is the train station that serves the Albany area. Although it is right across the Hudson River from downtown Albany, the station is technically located in Rensselaer, NY.

What is the cheapest train from Albany to NYC?

Amtrak has several lines that run from the Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany to New York City. Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited line offers the cheapest average price at about $49, but there is only one Lake Shore Limited trip offered per day. If you need to take a different train that fits your schedule better, all Amtrak tickets for this trip typically cost around $50, or just over.

Is there an express train from Albany-Rensselaer to NYC?

There is technically an express train from Rensselaer to NYC: Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express between New York City and Rutland, VT, is designated express, but the trip from Rensselaer to New York usually takes about 2 hours 35 minutes and as little as 2 hours 20 minutes — just like the other Amtrak options for this route.

Is there a bus from Albany to New York?

There are 23 direct bus trips per day from Albany to New York, with tickets averaging about $23. Bus lines that cover this route include Adirondack Pool, Adirondack Trailways, Greyhound, Megabus and Peter Pan Lines. Buses leave from within Albany rather than Rensselaer.

Is it safe to travel by train from Rensselaer to New York right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Albany to New York?

In the last month, £28.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer, NY to New York, NY. 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £12.73 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train ride from Albany to New York?

The distance between Rensselaer and New York is approximately 134 miles, or 216 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 23 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

What is the busiest day for trains from Albany to New York?

Trains from Albany to New York are the busiest on Wednesday. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Rensselaer at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 New York?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Rensselaer to New York.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Rensselaer. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Rensselaer to New York for £11.76.

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to New York?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service72h 33m£32.67
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express12h 35m£33.38
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited12h 39m£31.64
Amtrak Maple Leaf12h 40m£35.78

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

There is one train station in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 525 East St

Where is the train station in New York?

New York has one train station:

  • Penn Station

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rensselaer, NY to New York, NY
Based on 8 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
24 July 2019Solo travel

Based on 7 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
13 June 2020Visiting family
The punctuality, departing and arrival on time.
Mary Anne
6 December 2019Visiting family
On time, scape to plugin devices
27 September 2019Vacation
Beautiful ride along the Hudson River
20 June 2019Regular commuter
its a great commute to nyc efiicient
wifi will be great
2 June 2019Vacation
Quick and easy
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