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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie. Traveling by train from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie usually takes around one hour and one minute, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance66 mi (106 km)
Fastest train0h 55m
Lowest price€18.06
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




3 June 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Mostly spacely between the seats. Cons: Nothing, thanks for my ride. Tips: No.

Pros: Mostly spacely between the seats. Cons: Nothing, thanks for my ride. Tips: No.

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

In the last month, €18.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer, NY to Poughkeepsie, NY. 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €6.85 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Poughkeepsie from Rensselaer is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €18 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €19 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €25 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 19 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Poughkeepsie from Rensselaer will be about €6.85 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rensselaer, New York to Poughkeepsie, New York. 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 1m€19.09
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 0m€18.79
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 3m€19.65
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 0m€19.69

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Rensselaer and Poughkeepsie is approximately 66 miles, or 106 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Poughkeepsie.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Rensselaer at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie?

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

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Rensselaer.

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Arrival stations

Poughkeepsie has one train station.

Need a return trip from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer?

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