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Rensselaer-Syracuse Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Rensselaer to Syracuse?

Lowest Price$25.00
Fastest Train2h 39m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $25.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer, NY to Syracuse, 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 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Rensselaer to Syracuse?

The distance between Rensselaer and Syracuse is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 39 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rensselaer to Syracuse are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday 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 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 Syracuse?

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

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

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Syracuse?

2 train services operate from Rensselaer, New York to Syracuse, 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 Service22h 42m$28.50
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited22h 39m$28.50

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 Syracuse?

Syracuse has one train station:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir

Price trends for trains from Rensselaer to Syracuse

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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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rensselaer, NY to Syracuse, NY
4.6
Based on 5 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
5.0
John
5.0
March 5, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Sleeping and Reading

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Mary Ellen
3.0
July 8, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Assigned seating maybe. One out of 2 seats were taken thruought entire car.
Tips
Be more friendly to others when looking for a seat.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
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)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Marius
5.0
October 5, 2019Business
Pros
Traveling by train in the US is very comfortable and easy. The seats are wide and spacious and often there is extra room to spread my stuff and work. There are power plugs on every row. The view out the window is beautiful.
Cons
Trains are often late, which one has to take into account before booking rides. The WiFi connection is quite slow.

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