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Trains from Rensselaer to Yonkers

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Rensselaer - Yonkers Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Rensselaer to Yonkers. Traveling by train from Rensselaer to Yonkers usually takes around 3 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in one hour and 56 minutes.

Distance119 mi (191 km)
Fastest train1h 56m
Lowest price$35.00
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Rensselaer to Yonkers?

In the last month, $46.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer to Yonkers. 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 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $20.09 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Rensselaer to Yonkers will vary between $37 and $68. Planning a train trip to Yonkers within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Rensselaer over the next 7 days is $38. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Rensselaer to Yonkers by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $40 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rensselaer to Yonkers in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $48 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Yonkers from Rensselaer will be about $20.09 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Yonkers?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rensselaer to Yonkers. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak27h 55m$77.63
Amtrak Empire Service32h 2m$46.22
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express12h 2m$42.94
Amtrak Maple Leaf12h 2m$47.79
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Rensselaer to Yonkers every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $35.

  • 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 Ethan Allen Express

    Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

    Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express line connects New York City to Rutland, Vermont. The scenic trip along the Hudson River Valley includes ten intermediate stops throughout New York and Vermont. This higher-speed rail service departs once daily. Ticket prices from Rensselaer to Yonkers are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as $35. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

  • 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 Rensselaer to Yonkers takes about 2 hours and 2 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rensselaer to Yonkers 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Rensselaer to Yonkers?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Rensselaer to Yonkers. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Rensselaer to Yonkers?

The distance between Rensselaer and Yonkers is approximately 119 miles, or 191 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 56 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Rensselaer to Yonkers on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Rensselaer at 6:00am 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 Yonkers?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Yonkers. 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 Yonkers to Rensselaer.

City Information

Rensselaer

Rensselaer is a small town located just across the Hudson River from the New York State capital, Albany. The Amtrak train station that serves Albany is actually located within Rensselaer, so many commuters and vacationers alike will pass through the city when traveling in the Hudson River Valley.

Rensselaer itself boasts a rich industrial tradition, and it was known as a major railway hub in the 19th century. One of the appealing local attractions in town is the Crailo State Historic Site. The site is a manor house, built in 1707, that today serves as a museum dedicated to the culture of Dutch colonists in New York State. More museums, activities, parks, and sights are waiting just across the river in Albany for the curious traveler.

The city of Rensselaer is an important transportation hub for Amtrak trains throughout the region, which include the Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Amtrak Maple Leaf, and Amtrak Ethan Allen Express. Between these services, Amtrak connects Rensselaer to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond. The nearest airport to the city is the Albany International Airport.

Yonkers

Yonkers is the third-largest city in New York, although it’s technically considered a suburb of New York City. Located just north of the Bronx on the Hudson River, Yonkers has its own unique appeal and its own central plaza, Getty Square, with plenty of shopping without the crowds. The Hudson River Museum is a unique mix of art, history, and science. Permanent displays include American art galleries, tours of the historic Glenview home, and the only public planetarium in the county.

For more science (and more Hudson River), visit the Science Barge, a floating urban farm and environmental education center. The Barge grows a delicious variety of crops through hydroponics and green energy, and offers tours, field trips, and samples. After an eco-friendly appetizer, stick to the river for Xaviars on the Hudson or the Dolphin Restaurant for delicious seafood. Zuppa, Francey Brady’s, and La Pinata Bakery are only a few blocks off the riverfront, and the fresh food is definitely worth the walk.

Yonkers has multiple Metro North Railroad stations for easy public transportation, and JFK International Airport in NYC is easily accessible. Amtrakoffers multiple alternatives to flying, with the Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Maple Leaf, and Amtrak Ethan Allen Express. These lines cover routes from Yonkers to Boston, Utica, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, and more.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Main departure station: Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Rensselaer where you can board the train.

All train stations in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave

  • Union Station- 2 Washington Sqr

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • 417 Waverly St

  • Green Mountain Express Bus Terminal

  • Burlington International Airport

  • Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

  • Tour Bus Parking Area

  • Highway 7 Park and Ride

  • Brandon Bus Stops

  • Middlebury College

  • Ferrisburgh Park & Ride

Where is the train station in Yonkers?

Main arrival station: Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

Yonkers has one train station.

All train stations in Yonkers:

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

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