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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Rochester to Poughkeepsie. Traveling by train from Rochester to Poughkeepsie usually takes around 6 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 5 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance214 mi (344 km)
Fastest train5h 38m
Lowest price£33.15
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rochester, NY to Poughkeepsie, NY

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Ava-Gay

13 April 2021 - Solo travel

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: The nice views of Hudson Valley and ability to step outside when on breaks. Cons: Cleanliness of windows. Tips: Please cover mouth or move outside during a break when coughing a lot.

Pros: The nice views of Hudson Valley and ability to step outside when on breaks. Cons: Cleanliness of windows. Tips: Please cover mouth or move outside during a break when coughing a lot.

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

In the last month, £34.44 was the average price of a train ticket from Rochester, NY to Poughkeepsie, NY. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £22.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£43£29£14JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Rochester to Poughkeepsie will vary between £33 and £40. Planning a train trip to Poughkeepsie within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Rochester over the next 7 days is £35. 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

£54£43£32£22£11ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Rochester to Poughkeepsie 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 £34 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rochester to Poughkeepsie in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £41 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

£72£58£43£29£143020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Poughkeepsie from Rochester will be about £22.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Rochester to Poughkeepsie?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rochester, New York to Poughkeepsie, New York. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 37m£34.72
Amtrak Empire Service25h 43m£40.22
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited17h 20m£38.65
Amtrak Maple Leaf16h 18m£35.63
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    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 1 Amtrak trains from Rochester to Poughkeepsie every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £33.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rochester to Poughkeepsie 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 Rochester to Poughkeepsie?

The distance between Rochester and Poughkeepsie is approximately 214 miles, or 344 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 38 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rochester to Poughkeepsie are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Tuesday 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 Rochester at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. 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 Rochester to Poughkeepsie?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Poughkeepsie. 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 Poughkeepsie to Rochester. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Rochester to Poughkeepsie for £33.15.

City Information

Rochester

Perched on the shore on Lake Ontario, Rochester is an idyllic city with a small-town vibe, making it the perfect destination for those looking for some family-friendly fun. Rochester’s pride is Highland Park, which is one of the oldest arboretums in the U.S. Designed by the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the park features idyllic paths cutting through treelines and fragrant lilac bushes. If you wish to marvel at the beauty of the Genesee River’s Gorge, go on a hiking trip on the Genesee Riverway Trail. For more cultural activities, George Eastman Museum, the world’s oldest photography museum, would be a great choice.

Rochester’s food scene features many quirky dishes, including the famous local garbage plate, which features your choice of meat along with decadent sides. For the best garbage plates, you might want to check out Nick Tahou Hots.

The city’s busiest bus station is the Trailways Terminal downtown. The station serves several bus carriers, including New York Trailways, Greyhound and OurBus, among others. The principal Amtrak train station is Louis M. Slaughter Station, which is located just across the street from the bus station. Rochester is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s commercial air services are served by the Greater Rochester International Airport, located 3 miles southwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Rochester.

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Arrival stations

Poughkeepsie has one train station.

Need a return trip from Poughkeepsie to Rochester?

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