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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Syracuse to Rensselaer. Traveling by train from Syracuse to Rensselaer usually takes around 3 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Fastest train2h 45m
Lowest price€21.05
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Taylor

5 October 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Very easy and efficient

Very easy and efficient

5.0

Hallie

25 August 2019 - Regular commuter

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Lack of seats

Lack of seats

4.0

Claudia Ching Yin

24 August 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Quick. Cons: Delay by 15 mins is more acceptable. Tips: Get ready water and snack.

Pros: Quick. Cons: Delay by 15 mins is more acceptable. Tips: Get ready water and snack.

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

In the last month, €21.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Syracuse, NY to Rensselaer, 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 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €7.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€25€17€8AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Rensselaer from Syracuse 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

€42€34€25€17€8SONDJFMAMJJA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Syracuse to Rensselaer by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. 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 Syracuse to Rensselaer in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €34 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

€42€34€25€17€83020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 6 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Rensselaer from Syracuse will be about €7.39 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Syracuse to Rensselaer?

There are 4 train lines with service from Syracuse, New York to Rensselaer, New York. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 23m€28.93
Amtrak Empire Service22h 47m€23.76
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited23h 8m€22.32
Amtrak Maple Leaf13h 2m€22.22
  • 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 Syracuse to Rensselaer every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €28.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Syracuse 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.

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 Syracuse to Rensselaer?

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

The distance between Syracuse and Rensselaer is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 45 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 Syracuse to Rensselaer are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Thursday 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 Syracuse at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Syracuse to Rensselaer?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Syracuse to Rensselaer.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rensselaer to Syracuse. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Syracuse to Rensselaer for €21.05.

City Information

Syracuse

Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Syracuse?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Syracuse where you can board the train to Rensselaer.

Train stations in Syracuse:

  • Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Arrival stations

Rensselaer has one train station.

Need a return trip from Rensselaer to Syracuse?

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