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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Rensselaer to Syracuse. Traveling by train from Rensselaer to Syracuse usually takes around 2 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can make the trip in 2 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Fastest train2h 39m
Lowest price€20.52
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

John

5 March 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

Sleeping and Reading

Sleeping and Reading

5.0

Marius

5 October 2019 - Business

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Traveling by train in the US is very comfortable and easy. The seats are wide and spacious and often there is extra room to spread my stuff and work. There are power plugs on every row. The view out the window is beautiful. Cons: Trains are often late, which one ...

Pros: Traveling by train in the US is very comfortable and easy. The seats are wide and spacious and often there is extra room to spread my stuff and work. There are power plugs on every row. The view out the window is beautiful. Cons: Trains are often late, which one has to take into account before booking rides. The WiFi connection is quite slow.

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3.0

Mary Ellen

8 July 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Cons: Assigned seating maybe. One out of 2 seats were taken thruought entire car. Tips: Be more friendly to others when looking for a seat.

Cons: Assigned seating maybe. One out of 2 seats were taken thruought entire car. Tips: Be more friendly to others when looking for a seat.

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

In the last month, €20.52 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer, NY to Syracuse, 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 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €7.17 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€25€16€8JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Syracuse from Rensselaer is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €21 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

€41€33€25€16€8JASONDJFMAMJ
Traveling from Rensselaer to Syracuse 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 €25 whenever you decide to board the train to Syracuse.

Prices as travel date approaches

€41€33€25€16€83020100

Since the average price of train trips from Rensselaer to Syracuse 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 Rensselaer to Syracuse?

There are 3 train lines with service from Rensselaer, New York to Syracuse, New York. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 36m€27.13
Amtrak Empire Service22h 52m€21.48
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited22h 40m€21.12
  • 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 Rensselaer to Syracuse every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €27.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Rensselaer to Syracuse. 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 Rensselaer to Syracuse?

The distance between Rensselaer and Syracuse is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 39 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rensselaer to Syracuse are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 13:00 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 Syracuse?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Rensselaer to Syracuse.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Syracuse 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 Syracuse?

Arrival stations

Syracuse receives travelers from Rensselaer at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Syracuse:

  • Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt

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