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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Poughkeepsie to Rochester?

Lowest Price$46.00
Fastest Train5h 13m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Poughkeepsie to Rochester 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

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

In the last month, $46.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Poughkeepsie, NY to Rochester, NY. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $28.70 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Poughkeepsie to Rochester?

The distance between Poughkeepsie and Rochester is approximately 214 miles, or 344 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 13 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Poughkeepsie to Rochester are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Poughkeepsie to Rochester?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Rochester. 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 Rochester to Poughkeepsie.

Which train should you take from Poughkeepsie to Rochester?

There are 3 train lines with service from Poughkeepsie, New York to Rochester, New York. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 22m$47.78
Amtrak Empire Service25h 15m$49.37
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited15h 57m$48.61

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

There is one train station in Poughkeepsie:

  • 41 Main St

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Rochester has one train station:

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Poughkeepsie, NY to Rochester, NY
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 1, 2019Visiting family
I do hate that most of the time the train arrives late.
Making trips a little less pricey.
Be considered with the bathrooms... Other people have to be able to use it too.

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