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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie?

Lowest Price$22.00
Fastest Train0h 55m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $22.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer, NY to Poughkeepsie, 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 $7.36 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie?

The distance between Rensselaer and Poughkeepsie is approximately 66 miles, or 106 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Poughkeepsie.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuesday 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 Rensselaer at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie.

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

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Poughkeepsie?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rensselaer, New York to Poughkeepsie, New York. Amtrak Empire Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service71h 1m$22.60
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express11h 0m$22.47
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 5m$22.72
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 0m$22.82

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

There is one train station in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 525 East St

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Poughkeepsie has one train station:

  • 41 Main St

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Maple Leaf report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
June 3, 2020Visiting family
Mostly spacely between the seatsMostly spacely between the seats
Nothing, thanks for my rideNothing, thanks for my ride

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