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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Rensselaer to Rochester?

Lowest Price$38.00
Fastest Train3h 58m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $38.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer, NY to Rochester, NY. 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $19.94 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Rensselaer to Rochester?

The distance between Rensselaer and Rochester is approximately 199 miles, or 320 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 58 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 Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer at 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Rochester?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Rensselaer to Rochester.

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

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Rochester?

2 train services operate from Rensselaer, New York to Rochester, New York. Amtrak Empire Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service23h 59m$44.86
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited24h 2m$40.27

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 Rochester?

Rochester has one train station:

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

Price trends for trains from Rensselaer to Rochester

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rensselaer, NY to Rochester, NY
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
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)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
David
5.0
August 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
No need to be in the car!
Cons
We waited an hour in Syracuse for some freight cars to get by. we had relatives waiting to pick us up at the station.
Tips
just sit back and enjoy! great way to travel!

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