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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Schenectady to Poughkeepsie. Traveling by train from Schenectady to Poughkeepsie usually takes around 2 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Ethan Allen Express train can make the trip in one hour and 37 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Fastest train1h 37m
Lowest price€20.50
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines5

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

In the last month, €20.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Schenectady, 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €9.24 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€26€17€9SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Schenectady to Poughkeepsie will vary between €20 and €23. Planning a train trip to Poughkeepsie within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Schenectady over the next 7 days is €20. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Schenectady to Poughkeepsie 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 €21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Schenectady to Poughkeepsie in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €27 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

€43€34€26€17€93020100

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 Poughkeepsie from Schenectady will be about €9.24 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Schenectady to Poughkeepsie?

There are 5 train lines with service from Schenectady, New York to Poughkeepsie, New York. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 31m€22.22
Amtrak Empire Service21h 51m€22.89
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 43m€22.09
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited13h 14m€24.63
Amtrak Maple Leaf12h 19m€22.64
  • 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 Schenectady to Poughkeepsie every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €20.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Schenectady and Poughkeepsie is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 37 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?

Trains from Schenectady to Poughkeepsie are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Saturday 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 Schenectady at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Schenectady to Poughkeepsie?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 5 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 Schenectady. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Schenectady to Poughkeepsie for €22.21.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Schenectady.

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Arrival stations

Poughkeepsie has one train station.

Need a return trip from Poughkeepsie to Schenectady?

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