There are 3 ways to get from Albany to Poughkeepsie by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$26 - $55

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Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New Paltz, NY Albany

$19 - $28

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Poughkeepsie 81.2 miles

$8 - $12

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Poughkeepsie station. However, there are services departing from Albany, NY and arriving at Poughkeepsie Train Station via New Paltz Trailways. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Poughkeepsie Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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The distance between Albany and Poughkeepsie is 67 miles. The road distance is 81.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 1 h and costs .

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The train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak takes 1 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Albany to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Albany, NY station.

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Albany to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Poughkeepsie is to train which takes 1 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Albany to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at New Paltz, NY station.

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Albany to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Poughkeepsie Amtrak station.

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  • Distance: 66.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Poughkeepsie, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Poughkeepsie every 3 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Albany to Poughkeepsie 4 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New Paltz, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
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trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Poughkeepsie is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to drive from Albany to Poughkeepsie.

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