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Trains from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer

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Saratoga Springs - Rensselaer Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer. Traveling by train from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer usually takes around 58 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance31 mi (49 km)
Fastest train0h 58m
Lowest price$19.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Ethan Allen Express
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




December 27, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

Pros: On time. Cons: The internet on the rides! Tips: Eat food before boarding.

Pros: On time. Cons: The internet on the rides! Tips: Eat food before boarding.



July 19, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

First day back after pandemic. All customers were happy that amtrak service was restored to Saratoga Springs

First day back after pandemic. All customers were happy that amtrak service was restored to Saratoga Springs

Price trends for trains from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer

Monthly average prices


Which train should you take from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer?

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express is the one and only train line which connects Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express10h 58m$19.00
  • 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 Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer are usually around on the Ethan Allen Express, but you can find deals for as low as $19. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer 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.

How long is the train journey from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer?

The distance between Saratoga Springs and Rensselaer is approximately 31 miles, or 49 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 58 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Rensselaer.

When are trains the most crowded?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Saratoga Springs at 1:00pm and arrives in Rensselaer within the hour.

Is there a direct train from Saratoga Springs to Rensselaer?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Rensselaer with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

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

City Information


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 Saratoga Springs?

Main departure station: 26 Station Ln

There is one train station in Saratoga Springs.

All train stations in Saratoga Springs:

  • 26 Station Ln

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Main arrival station: Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

Rensselaer has one train station.

All train stations in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

Need a return trip from Rensselaer to Saratoga Springs?

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