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Niagara Falls - Poughkeepsie Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie. The train trip from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie is usually about 7 hours and 39 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can get you there in as little as 7 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance278 mi (448 km)
Fastest train7h 28m
Lowest price$58.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Thomas

September 2, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Enjoy your trip.

5.0

Francesca

March 13, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: I liked that the train was on time and I did nit have to wait. Cons: Possibly installing footrest.

5.0

Sadhu

October 22, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Trip was very niece. Cons: Every thing was very good.i recommend you friends to travel by a m t r a k.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie was $76.90. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 25 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $43.70 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie is expected to fluctuate between $70 and $100 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Poughkeepsie in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Niagara Falls is $72.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie, with the average price at just $66. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $84. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time, you can save about $43.70 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie?

2 train services operate from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak Empire Service 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
Amtrak Empire Service27h 31m$89.92
Amtrak Maple Leaf17h 56m$87.63
  • The Amtrak Empire Service is a rail line spanning the Empire Corridor, a rail route through New York state from New York City to Niagara Falls. Several Amtrak passenger trains service this route, providing travelers with multiple options when commuting between cities in New York State. The trains themselves feature free internet, cafe service with snacks, beverages, and meals, and comfortable seats to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Hudson River Valley and Upstate New York.

  • The Amtrak Maple Leaf is an international rail line that runs from New York City to Toronto. It stops at some popular locations on its way, including Niagara Falls and Albany. Onboard WiFi and a cafe car make travel on the Maple Leaf comfortable and convenient. A trip from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie takes about 7 hours and 56 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Niagara Falls and Poughkeepsie is approximately 278 miles, or 448 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 28 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

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

The earliest train departs Niagara Falls at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Niagara Falls to Poughkeepsie.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Poughkeepsie to Niagara Falls.

City Information

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls has captured millions of visitors with its jaw-dropping panoramic splendor, deafening roars, and brilliant rainbows. The most astonishing fact about Niagara Falls is that almost four thousand tons of water flow over Niagara Falls every second. Niagara Falls is also the oldest state park in America and should be on every bucket list.

The closest restaurant and hotel to Niagara Falls is the Red Coach Inn. Every room has its own exquisite and historical look, and it will feel like you are staying inside a castle. Make sure to order the legendary Creme Brulee French Toast! It's even more delicious than it sounds.

To get to Niagara, you fly into the Niagara Falls International Airport. FlixBus, Adirondack Trailways, and more also provide bus service to the area with routes from Buffalo, New York, Binghamton, Rochester, and more. Trains from Buffalo to Niagara Falls are also popular, and Amtrak has several lines from Boston, Chicago, Washington, and Toronto to Niagara Falls.

Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie is nicknamed the second capital of New York for a good reason – the bustling city has breathtaking views of the Hudson River and is a quick weekend destination for New Yorkers. Art buffs can visit the Barrett Art Center and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, while history lovers will enjoy the National Register of Historic Places. Poughkeepsie is a true university town with campuses for the Culinary Institute of America, Vassar College, and Marist College. If music is your thing, you can check what's playing at the iconic Barvadon Opera House. The city is also an excellent place for picnics and outdoor activities, especially on the riverfront.

Poughkeepsie is known for its wide range of restaurants, ranging from farm-to-table establishments to breweries and brewpubs. The craft beer scene is upcoming, with beer gardens and pubs to check out. Nightlife keeps the fun going with comedy clubs, champagne bars, and lounges.

Poughkeepsie is easily accessible via Amtrak. The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Empire Service, and Ethan Allen Express stop in Poughkeepsie en route to New York City, Philadelphia, Rensselaer, Newark, and other cities. The central and busiest station is 41 Main St, and many other trains make stops in and around Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsie is also accessible by Greyhound buses. Most visitors and locals use the Newburgh Airport, only about 15 miles away, for air travel.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?

Main departure station: 825 Depot Ave W

There is one train station in Niagara Falls.

All train stations in Niagara Falls:

  • 825 Depot Ave W

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Main arrival station: 41 Main St

Poughkeepsie has one train station.

All train stations in Poughkeepsie:

  • 41 Main St

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