COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Trains from New York to Poughkeepsie

Lowest Prices

We partner with the top coach & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

New York - Poughkeepsie Train Timetable

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from€28.57

Train Trip Information: New York to Poughkeepsie

There are 42 daily trains from New York to Poughkeepsie. Traveling by train from New York to Poughkeepsie usually takes around 4 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in one hour and 23 minutes.

Distance68 mi (110 km)
Fastest train1h 23m
Lowest price€20.95
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines5

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Poughkeepsie

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Lanette

6 August 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Amtrak is a very pleasant and low-stress way to travel. Cons: Assigned track for train could be announced sooner. The track wasn't named until 5 minutes prior to departure. Tips: Pay attention to track announcements!

Pros: Amtrak is a very pleasant and low-stress way to travel. Cons: Assigned track for train could be announced sooner. The track wasn't named until 5 minutes prior to departure. Tips: Pay attention to track announcements!

5.0

Maria

25 July 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Comfort, scenery. Cons: Dining car. Tips: Sit back and relax. Bring snacks.

Pros: Comfort, scenery. Cons: Dining car. Tips: Sit back and relax. Bring snacks.

5.0

Pearlann

11 July 2021- Couples trip

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

Train was comfortable and right on time. Very reasonable price. Will travel this way again for sure!

Train was comfortable and right on time. Very reasonable price. Will travel this way again for sure!

5.0

Frank

19 June 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: We did not have to drive in NYC and the scenery was better,bigger bathrooms,no seat belts and more movement. Cons: Call button if you needed to contact someone. Tips: Arrive on time put your large luggage overhead and no radio, phone etc.without ear buds. Other p...

Pros: We did not have to drive in NYC and the scenery was better,bigger bathrooms,no seat belts and more movement. Cons: Call button if you needed to contact someone. Tips: Arrive on time put your large luggage overhead and no radio, phone etc.without ear buds. Other people's music was most annoying!

More

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

€60.96 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Poughkeepsie. Any tickets cheaper than €60.96 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

€100€67€33MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Poughkeepsie will vary between €54 and €97. Planning a train trip to Poughkeepsie within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is €54. 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

€95€76€57€38€19JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Poughkeepsie by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Poughkeepsie in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €81 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

€119€95€71€48€243020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Poughkeepsie from New York will be about €36.71 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Poughkeepsie?

There are 5 train lines with service from New York to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 32 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak325h 14m€79.95
Amtrak Empire Service71h 26m€26.97
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 25m€27.63
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 27m€30.64
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 30m€33.02
  • 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 32 Amtrak trains from New York to Poughkeepsie every day, as well as 209 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €30.

    AMT-0AMT-1AMT-2AMT-3AMT-4AMT-5AMT-6AMT-7AMT-8AMT-9
  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from New York to Poughkeepsie start from €21, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak Empire Service in New York leaves from Penn Station . And in Poughkeepsie trains arrive at 41 Main St .

    From New York to Poughkeepsie train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 1 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Poughkeepsie faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 23 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 Poughkeepsie.

  • 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 New York to Poughkeepsie are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as €21. 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 Penn Station in New York and arrives at 41 Main St in Poughkeepsie. The route takes about 1 hours and 27 minutes and ticket prices start at €21.

  • 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 New York to Poughkeepsie takes about 1 hours and 30 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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.

Can you take a train all the way from New York to Poughkeepsie?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Poughkeepsie. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from New York to Poughkeepsie?

The distance between New York and Poughkeepsie is approximately 68 miles, or 110 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 23 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?

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when trains are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to Poughkeepsie, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 42 scheduled trains on most days. 10 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 New York.

City Information

New York

NYC-0NYC-1NYC-2

New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in New York where you can board the train.

All train stations in New York:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • Union Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • MARC Station

  • Penn Station

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

  • Newark Intl Airport

  • Union Station

Need a return trip from Poughkeepsie to New York?

Search Train Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android