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Utica - Poughkeepsie Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

4 trains operate daily from Utica to Poughkeepsie. The train trip from Utica to Poughkeepsie is usually about 3 hours and 56 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can get you there in as little as 3 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance118 mi (189 km)
Fastest train3h 13m
Lowest price$42.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Utica to Poughkeepsie

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Natasia

June 8, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Went smoothly, arrived early. Cons: Not much.

What is the price of a train ticket from Utica to Poughkeepsie?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Utica to Poughkeepsie was $57.00. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Poughkeepsie if you book your train tickets at least 2 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $32.80.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Utica to Poughkeepsie. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $39. If you're planning a trip from Utica to Poughkeepsie during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $54 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Utica to Poughkeepsie?

There are 4 train lines with service from Utica to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 49m$79.78
Amtrak Empire Service23h 17m$68.94
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited14h 31m$71.22
Amtrak Maple Leaf13h 42m$67.22
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Utica to Poughkeepsie every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $66.

  • 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.

  • The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from 321 Main St in Utica and arrives at 41 Main St in Poughkeepsie. The route takes about 4 hours and 31 minutes and ticket prices start at $42.

  • 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 Utica to Poughkeepsie takes about 3 hours and 42 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Utica and Poughkeepsie is approximately 118 miles, or 189 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 13 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Utica to Poughkeepsie. 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 Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Utica at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Poughkeepsie to Utica.

City Information

Utica

Utica is a city in western New York, the county seat of Oneida County, and the tenth-largest city in the state. The town is famous for its greens, pies, and riggies (a.k.a. spicy, creamy chicken rigatoni), but Utica has so much more going for it than a delicious pasta dish.

If you’re in town during the second weekend of July, you can join in (or sit back and watch) the Boilermaker, a 15-kilometer footrace covering miles of hilly terrain both in and out of the city. Another main attraction in the city is the Utica Zoo, which has Red Pandas, Arctic foxes, Brazilian Rainbow Boas, and so much more. Afterward, stroll through the lush grounds of Roscoe Conkling Park, 625-acre of green encompassing the zoo.

The Stanley Theatre is another big attraction for the city, and it’s an absolute must-see. Originally built in 1928, the theatre has the perfect mix of Classic Hollywood charm and all the modern amenities. Come for a historical tour, host an event, or settle in for a live performance of your favorite play or musical.

For more history and gorgeous architecture, visit Union Station– either to admire the views or to catch an Amtrak to Niagara Falls, Toronto, Chicago, New York City, and Boston. Or, better yet, hop aboard the Amtrak Adirondack that winds through the wine country of the Hudson Valley into Montreal, showcasing some of the finest views New York State has to offer. Greyhound also has service to Utica with major routes from Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, and Washington.

Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie is nicknamed the second capital of New York for a good reason – the bustling city has breathtaking views of the Hudson River and is a quick weekend destination for New Yorkers. Art buffs can visit the Barrett Art Center and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, while history lovers will enjoy the National Register of Historic Places. Poughkeepsie is a true university town with campuses for the Culinary Institute of America, Vassar College, and Marist College. If music is your thing, you can check what's playing at the iconic Barvadon Opera House. The city is also an excellent place for picnics and outdoor activities, especially on the riverfront.

Poughkeepsie is known for its wide range of restaurants, ranging from farm-to-table establishments to breweries and brewpubs. The craft beer scene is upcoming, with beer gardens and pubs to check out. Nightlife keeps the fun going with comedy clubs, champagne bars, and lounges.

Poughkeepsie is easily accessible via Amtrak. The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Empire Service, and Ethan Allen Express stop in Poughkeepsie en route to New York City, Philadelphia, Rensselaer, Newark, and other cities. The central and busiest station is 41 Main St, and many other trains make stops in and around Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsie is also accessible by Greyhound buses. Most visitors and locals use the Newburgh Airport, only about 15 miles away, for air travel.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Utica?

Main departure station: 321 Main St

There is one train station in Utica.

All train stations in Utica:

  • 321 Main St

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Main arrival station: 41 Main St

Poughkeepsie has one train station.

All train stations in Poughkeepsie:

  • 41 Main St

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