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There are 7 ways to get from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  2h 52m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

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Bus  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station to New York Philadelphia
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer Nyc

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Train to Newark, fly  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB) BWI - ALB

Train  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

Bus via Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY New York / ...

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 240.3 miles

30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus and walk

The journey time between 30th Street Station and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 6h 40m and covers a distance of around 243 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 9m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 57m. Operated by Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak Northeast Regional, Amtrak and others, the 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute service departs from Philadelphia and arrives in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Typically 70 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 31m
Layover time:
2h 9m
Total time:
6h 40m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 57m
Journey distance:
243 miles
Services per week:
70
Cheapest price:
$59
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:09
Last service departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute train, bus and walk schedules

Departing Friday, October 22, 2021

30th Street Station → Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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The cheapest way to get from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which costs $120 - $310 and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from 30th Street Station station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via New York, NY, East St & Herrick St and Broadway & Orange St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 23m.

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The distance between 30th Street Station and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 208 miles. The road distance is 240.3 miles.

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The best way to get from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train which takes 5h 51m and costs $55 - $220.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station.

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The best way to get from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which takes 2h 52m and costs $120 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $220 and takes 5h 51m, you could also bus, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 7h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 11m.

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30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer station.

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Map of how to get from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 208.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

What companies run services between 30th Street Station, PA, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, East St & Herrick St, Broadway & Orange St / Van Tromp St, Clinton Square Station - N. Pearl St & Clinton Ave, and Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St in around 5h 51m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$14 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$27 - $85
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Train from Philadelphia to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$29 - $90
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Philadelphia to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$23 - $75
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$40 - $130
Business Seat - Adult
$45 - $150
First Class - Child 2-12
$70 - $130
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$130 - $230
First Class - Adult
$140 - $250
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$22 - $70
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $120
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $140
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $120
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $210
First Class - Adult
$140 - $230
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$21 - $29
Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$27 - $35
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 240 miles. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from 30th Street Station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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The best way to get from 30th Street Station to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs $0 - $7.

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