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How much are train tickets from New York to Rensselaer?

Lowest Price$36.00
Fastest Train2h 25m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Rensselaer
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Ethan Allen Express report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 5, 2019Business
Comfy and on time..
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Based on 7 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 86 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 29, 2019Visiting friends
WiFi Connection was not stable.
September 21, 2019Solo travel
Beautiful views, comfortable ride.
July 29, 2019Visiting family
Quick and easy.
Be there at least 30 minutes before the train leaves and ask to make sure you’re in the right place/line.
June 11, 2019Regular commuter
The trip was convenient enough and allowed me to save money. I also had a decent travel time in comparison to traveling through Megabus.
June 27, 2019Vacation
Simple ride, after a weeks vacation. Time to relax...

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Rensselaer right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from New York to Rensselaer?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $41.47 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from New York to Rensselaer. By booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $7.58 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from New York to Rensselaer?

The distance between New York and Rensselaer is approximately 134 miles, or 216 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 25 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 New York to Rensselaer are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 New York at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from New York to Rensselaer?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 8 of these are direct connections to Rensselaer. 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 Rensselaer to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Rensselaer for $17.19.

What train services are there from New York to Rensselaer?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Rensselaer. Amtrak Empire Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service62h 28m$43.88
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express12h 30m$43.71
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited12h 41m$38.24

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Rensselaer has one train station:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 525 East St

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