Trains from Rensselaer to Bennington

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Rensselaer - Bennington Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Rensselaer to Bennington. Traveling by train from Rensselaer to Bennington usually takes around 5 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance32 mi (52 km)
Fastest train1h 5m
Lowest price$10.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $62.28 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer to Bennington. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $36.96 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Rensselaer to Bennington by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rensselaer to Bennington in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $112 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 19 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Bennington from Rensselaer will be about $36.96 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Bennington?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Rensselaer to Bennington. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak95h 48m$75.21
  • 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 9 Amtrak trains from Rensselaer to Bennington every day, as well as 8 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $10.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Rensselaer to Bennington, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Rensselaer to Bennington?

The distance between Rensselaer and Bennington is approximately 32 miles, or 52 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 5 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?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Rensselaer to Bennington. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday 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 Rensselaer at 3:00am 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 Bennington?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Bennington. 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 Bennington 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

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Main departure station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Rensselaer:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Penn Station

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

  • Union Station

  • South Station

  • Schenectady, New York

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • 41 Main St

  • 300 S Main St

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Bennington?

Main arrival station: Green Mountain Express Bus Terminal

Bennington has one train station.

All train stations in Bennington:

  • Green Mountain Express Bus Terminal

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