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Trains from Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer

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Croton-on-Hudson - Rensselaer Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer. Traveling by train from Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer usually takes around one hour and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in one hour and 41 minutes.

Distance99 mi (160 km)
Fastest train1h 41m
Lowest price€29.90
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines4

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

In the last month, €32.20 was the average price of a train ticket from Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €19.01 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 Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer will vary between €30 and €43. Planning a train trip to Rensselaer within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Croton-on-Hudson over the next 7 days is €32. 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 Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €37 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 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Rensselaer from Croton-on-Hudson will be about €19.01 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service71h 47m€35.92
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 47m€34.78
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 54m€39.78
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 47m€48.61
  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer start from €30, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Rensselaer. Amtrak Empire Service in Croton-on-Hudson leaves from 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave . And in Rensselaer trains arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Train Station .

    From Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 1 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rensselaer faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 41 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 Rensselaer.

  • 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 Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as €30. 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 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave in Croton-on-Hudson and arrives at Albany-Rensselaer Train Station in Rensselaer. The route takes about 1 hours and 54 minutes and ticket prices start at €30.

  • 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 Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer takes about 1 hours and 47 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Croton-on-Hudson and Rensselaer is approximately 99 miles, or 160 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 41 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 Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer 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 Croton-on-Hudson at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer?

There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Croton-on-Hudson to Rensselaer.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rensselaer to Croton-on-Hudson.

Station Information

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

Departure stations

There is one train station in Croton-on-Hudson.

All train stations in Croton-on-Hudson:

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

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