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Trains from Hudson to Rensselaer

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Hudson - Rensselaer Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Hudson to Rensselaer. Traveling by train from Hudson to Rensselaer usually takes around 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 23 minutes.

Distance27 mi (44 km)
Fastest train0h 23m
Lowest price€14.35
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Hudson to Rensselaer

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Lillian

9 May 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

I had to walk with a cane with two heavy bags. The conductor took them as I got on the train and brought them to my seat. He also arranged for help when we got to Rensselaer. Someone came into the train, took my bags and helped me upstairs where my son was waiting. Very...

I had to walk with a cane with two heavy bags. The conductor took them as I got on the train and brought them to my seat. He also arranged for help when we got to Rensselaer. Someone came into the train, took my bags and helped me upstairs where my son was waiting. Very satisfied.

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5.0

Paul

8 November 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Just a nice ride. Cons: It was all good.

Pros: Just a nice ride. Cons: It was all good.

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

In the last month, €15.71 was the average price of a train ticket from Hudson to Rensselaer. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €3.85 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€29€19€10JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Hudson to Rensselaer will vary between €14 and €18. Planning a train trip to Rensselaer within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Hudson over the next 7 days is €14. 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

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Traveling from Hudson to Rensselaer by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €15 whenever you decide to board the train to Rensselaer.

Prices as travel date approaches

€24€19€14€10€53020100

Since the average price of train trips from Hudson to Rensselaer remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Hudson to Rensselaer?

There are 4 train lines with service from 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
Amtrak10h 30m€14.35
Amtrak Empire Service70h 28m€15.65
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express10h 28m€15.83
Amtrak Maple Leaf10h 30m€23.54
  • Amtrak

    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 Hudson to Rensselaer every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €14.

  • 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. Ticket prices from Hudson to Rensselaer are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as €14. 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 Hudson to Rensselaer takes about 0 hours and 30 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Hudson to Rensselaer?

The distance between Hudson and Rensselaer is approximately 27 miles, or 44 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Rensselaer.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Hudson to Rensselaer tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hudson at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Hudson to Rensselaer?

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

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

City Information

Hudson

Hudson is a fashionable, accessible city in the middle of New York's Hudson Valley. Set at the foot of the Catskill Mountains along the Hudson River, this once-sleepy village is now a hip destination for New Yorkers to hit up on weekend getaways.

Stroll down Warren Street to soak in some of Hudson's small-town charm, and hunt for treasures in boutiques, antique shops, and book shops. Seriously, the antiquing in Hudson is no joke. The Antique Warehouse alone is 40,000 square feet of one-of-a-kind furniture and architectural elements.

Thanks to its location in the agricultural mecca of the Hudson Valley, Hudson is an incredible spot to visit for foodies. There are more farm-to-table restaurants than you can count, and there is a five-star coffee shop at nearly every turn.

It's easy to get to Hudson from anywhere in the Northeast if you have your own car, which is ideal if you plan on bringing home some antique furniture. It's also super affordable to take the train to Hudson, and getting there from New York City takes only two hours.

Rensselaer

Rensselaer is a small town located just across the Hudson River from the New York State capital, Albany. The Amtrak train station that serves Albany is actually located within Renssalaer, so many commuters and vacationers alike will pass through the city when traveling in the Hudson River Valley.

Rensselaer itself boasts a rich industrial tradition, and it was known as a major railway hub in the 19th century. One of the appealing local attractions in town is the Crailo State Historic Site. The site is a manor house, built in 1707, that today serves as a museum dedicated to the culture of Dutch colonists in New York State. More museums, activities, parks, and sights are waiting just across the river in Albany for the curious traveler.

The city of Rensselaer is an important transportation hub for Amtrak trains throughout the region, which include the Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Amtrak Maple Leaf, and Amtrak Ethan Allen Express. Between these services, Amtrak connects Rensselaer to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond. The nearest airport to the city is the Albany International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hudson?

Main departure station: 69 S Front St

There is one train station in Hudson.

All train stations in Hudson:

  • 69 S Front St

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