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About Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie is nicknamed the second capital of New York for a good reason – the bustling city has breathtaking views of the Hudson River and is a quick weekend destination for New Yorkers. Art buffs can visit the Barrett Art Center and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, while history lovers will enjoy the National Register of Historic Places. Poughkeepsie is a true university town with campuses for the Culinary Institute of America, Vassar College, and Marist College. If music is your thing, you can check what's playing at the iconic Barvadon Opera House. The city is also an excellent place for picnics and outdoor activities, especially on the riverfront.

Poughkeepsie is known for its wide range of restaurants, ranging from farm-to-table establishments to breweries and brewpubs. The craft beer scene is upcoming, with beer gardens and pubs to check out. Nightlife keeps the fun going with comedy clubs, champagne bars, and lounges.

Poughkeepsie is easily accessible via Amtrak. The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Empire Service, and Ethan Allen Express stop in Poughkeepsie en route to New York City, Philadelphia, Rensselaer, Newark, and other cities. The central and busiest station is 41 Main St, and many other trains make stops in and around Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsie is also accessible by Greyhound buses. Most visitors and locals use the Newburgh Airport, only about 15 miles away, for air travel.

What train companies travel to Poughkeepsie, New York?

Located in New York, Poughkeepsie is accessible by train from 133 other cities. You can choose from 625 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Poughkeepsie on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Poughkeepsie are also available..

Train companies serving Poughkeepsie

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak4306h 48m€97.70
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited163h 39m€53.79
Amtrak Maple Leaf163h 3m€41.70
Amtrak Empire Service151h 46m€30.34
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express141h 6m€26.32
Amtrak Adirondack81h 1m€22.61
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    The Amtrak Empire Service is a rail line spanning the Empire Corridor, a rail route through New York state from New York City to Niagara Falls. Several Amtrak passenger trains service this route, providing travelers with multiple options when commuting between cities in New York State. The trains themselves feature free internet, cafe service with snacks, beverages, and meals, and comfortable seats to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Hudson River Valley and Upstate New York.

  • 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. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

  • Amtrak Adirondack

    Amtrak Adirondack

    Amtrak Adirondack is a cross-border international rail service linking New York City with Montreal in Canada. The ride across the state is very comfortable with generous seat widths and legroom, an onboard café service, power outlets for passenger use, and complimentary WiFi- not to mention gorgeous views of the Hudson Valley.

Which train service has the best service to Poughkeepsie?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Poughkeepsie by train with Amtrak Ethan Allen Express giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Lake Shore Limited had the most comfortable train service to Poughkeepsie taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers. They rate Amtrak Lake Shore Limited a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Poughkeepsie punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Maple Leaf has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Poughkeepsie, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Poughkeepsie?

€13.05 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Poughkeepsie, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Poughkeepsie. In the last month, trains from Rhinebeck to Poughkeepsie had the lowest average price at €14.26.

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie, NY?

The main train station in Poughkeepsie is 41 Main St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Poughkeepsie.

Is Poughkeepsie a popular train travel destination?

Poughkeepsie ranks number 22 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 157 in United States. Poughkeepsie ranks number 6 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Poughkeepsie via train service. On average 107 direct daily train trips serve Poughkeepsie.

What is the population of Poughkeepsie?

The population of Poughkeepsie is 30371. Poughkeepsie ranks number 18 in terms of population in New York and number 404 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Poughkeepsie cost?

Train tickets to Poughkeepsie range from €13 for a short trip to Poughkeepsie, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Poughkeepsie starts at , and a longer trip by train to Poughkeepsie can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €25.

What type of traveler does Poughkeepsie attract?

People who take the train to Poughkeepsie are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Poughkeepsie easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Poughkeepsie?

The closest train station to the city center of Poughkeepsie is 41 Main St, located just 1 miles away. Select 41 Main St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Poughkeepsie. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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