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Poughkeepsie - Syracuse Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse. Traveling by train from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse usually takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 4 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance147 mi (236 km)
Fastest train4h 4m
Lowest price$37.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Hector A

April 5, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Scenery. On time; comfortable sitting. Cons: Absolutely filthy bathrooms. Not clean; unable to use because they were disgusting! Tips: Use bathroom before boarding. May be a problem if trip is long.

Pros: Scenery. On time; comfortable sitting. Cons: Absolutely filthy bathrooms. Not clean; unable to use because they were disgusting! Tips: Use bathroom before boarding. May be a problem if trip is long.

5.0

Ken

October 12, 2019

Amtrak Empire Service

My trip was canceled because of an illness in the family.

My trip was canceled because of an illness in the family.

5.0

Virginia A

August 9, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: The easy of travel without the stress of driving. Cons: Not so very cold because of the AC.

Pros: The easy of travel without the stress of driving. Cons: Not so very cold because of the AC.

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

In the last month, $37.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $26.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse will vary between $37 and $54. Planning a train trip to Syracuse within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Poughkeepsie over the next 7 days is $37. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $44 whenever you decide to board the train to Syracuse.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service24h 9m$46.66
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited14h 41m$48.72
Amtrak Maple Leaf14h 9m$42.94
  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    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.

  • Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from 41 Main St in Poughkeepsie and arrives at Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir in Syracuse. The route takes about 4 hours and 41 minutes and ticket prices start at $37.

  • Amtrak Maple Leaf

    Amtrak Maple Leaf

    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 Poughkeepsie to Syracuse takes about 4 hours and 9 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse?

The distance between Poughkeepsie and Syracuse is approximately 147 miles, or 236 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 4 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Poughkeepsie at 8:00am 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 Syracuse?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse.

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

City Information

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Main departure station: 41 Main St

There is one train station in Poughkeepsie.

All train stations in Poughkeepsie:

  • 41 Main St

Where is the train station in Syracuse?

Regional Transportation Center (1 Walsh Cir) - SYRAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

Opened in 1998, the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (commonly referred to as the RTC) serves as a multi-service stop for travel throughout Central New York. The Transportation Center serves several Amtrak train lines, including the Empire Service, the Maple Leaf, and the Lake Shore Limited, as well as Greyhound and Trailways buses. As the central ground travel hub in Syracuse, the station provides transport for roughly 153,000 people annually. In addition to providing easy access to local landmarks such as the Destiny USA shopping center and the NBT Bank Stadium, the RTC can also take you further afield to popular destinations such as Niagara Falls, New York City, and Washington, D.C., among other places. At the RTC, you will find a Dunkin' Donuts, as well as a Great States newsstand. The free WiFi and climate-controlled waiting area make it a pleasant place to wait for your bus or train.

All train stations in Syracuse:

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

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