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How much are train tickets from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer?

Lowest Price$22.00
Fastest Train1h 0m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines3
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie 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, $27.02 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer. By booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.44 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer?

The distance between Poughkeepsie and Rensselaer is approximately 66 miles, or 106 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour, 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 Poughkeepsie 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 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 Poughkeepsie at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie.

What train services are there from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer?

There are 3 train lines with service from Poughkeepsie 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 Service61h 4m$27.90
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 5m$27.82
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 10m$23.05

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

There is one train station in Poughkeepsie:

  • 41 Main St

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Rensselaer has one train station:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 525 East St

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