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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Poughkeepsie to Schenectady?

Lowest Price$24.00
Fastest Train1h 38m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Poughkeepsie to Schenectady 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 Schenectady?

In the last month, $24.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Poughkeepsie, NY to Schenectady, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $16.20 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Poughkeepsie to Schenectady?

The distance between Poughkeepsie and Schenectady is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 38 minutes. 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 Schenectady 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 Friday 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 Schenectady?

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

Which train should you take from Poughkeepsie to Schenectady?

There are 4 train lines with service from Poughkeepsie, New York to Schenectady, New York. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 42m$24.96
Amtrak Empire Service21h 39m$25.89
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 43m$24.00
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited12h 17m$25.35

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

There is one train station in Poughkeepsie:

  • 41 Main St

Where is the train station in Schenectady?

Schenectady has one train station:

  • 332 Erie Blvd

Price trends for trains from Poughkeepsie to Schenectady

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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