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Springfield - Rensselaer Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Springfield to Rensselaer. Traveling by train from Springfield to Rensselaer usually takes around 6 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can make the trip in 2 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance70 mi (112 km)
Fastest train2h 37m
Lowest price$9.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $19.97 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield, MA 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Springfield to Rensselaer will vary between $17 and $30. Planning a train trip to Rensselaer within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Springfield over the next 7 days is $18. 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 Springfield to Rensselaer by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. 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 Springfield to Rensselaer in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $71 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

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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 Rensselaer from Springfield will be about $10.44 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Springfield to Rensselaer?

2 train services operate from Springfield to Rensselaer. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak27h 8m$25.67
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited12h 42m$15.79
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Springfield to Rensselaer every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $12.

  • 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 Union Station Transportation Center in Springfield and arrives at Albany-Rensselaer Train Station in Rensselaer. The route takes about 2 hours and 42 minutes and ticket prices start at $9.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Springfield 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Springfield to Rensselaer?

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

The distance between Springfield and Rensselaer is approximately 70 miles, or 112 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 37 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?

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Springfield to Rensselaer. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Springfield at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Springfield to Rensselaer?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Springfield to Rensselaer. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

City Information

Springfield

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Springfield, MA - SPG-1

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Founded in 1636 as the first Springfield in North America, this city sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. Perhaps best known as the birthplace of basketball, Springfield is a mecca for b-ball fans. Visitors can enjoy three levels of exhibits and interactive contests at the famous Basketball Hall of Fame.

Along with basketball, Springfield was also the birthplace of the immensely popular children's author, Theodore Geisel—more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. Enjoy a walk through the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden to see many of his most famous characters immortalized in bronze. History buffs should head to the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, highlighting the town's important role as an arsenal during the Revolutionary War.

Springfield's central location between major tourist destinations like NYC, Boston, and the Berkshires means that it can be reached easily by most modes of transport. The city is served by several Amtrak lines and Peter Pan and Greyhound buses. Bradley International Airport and Westover Metropolitan Airport are also closeby, with frequent flights from destinations around the country.

Rensselaer

Rensselaer is a small town located just across the Hudson River from the New York State capital, Albany. The Amtrak train station that serves Albany is actually located within Rensselaer, so many commuters and vacationers alike will pass through the city when traveling in the Hudson River Valley.

Rensselaer itself boasts a rich industrial tradition, and it was known as a major railway hub in the 19th century. One of the appealing local attractions in town is the Crailo State Historic Site. The site is a manor house, built in 1707, that today serves as a museum dedicated to the culture of Dutch colonists in New York State. More museums, activities, parks, and sights are waiting just across the river in Albany for the curious traveler.

The city of Rensselaer is an important transportation hub for Amtrak trains throughout the region, which include the Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Amtrak Maple Leaf, and Amtrak Ethan Allen Express. Between these services, Amtrak connects Rensselaer to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond. The nearest airport to the city is the Albany International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Springfield?

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All train stations in Springfield:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Union Station

  • 41 Central St

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • State Street Station

  • 51 Depot Rd

  • 74 Main St

  • 170 Pleasant St

  • 12 Olive St - John W. Olver Transit Ctr

  • S Main St at Stanton Rd

  • Train Station

  • 60 State St

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Main arrival station: Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

Rensselaer has one train station.

All train stations in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

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