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There are 4 ways to get from Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by bus, train or car

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Bus via SUNY Collins Circle

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Albany, NY

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  1. Take the train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

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  1. Drive from Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by walk and bus

The journey time between Boston University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 4h 30m and covers a distance of around 189 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 24 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 17m. Services are operated by MBTA, OurBus and Capital District Transportation (CDTA). Typically five 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 5m
Layover time:
24 min
Total time:
4h 30m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 17m
Journey distance:
189 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$29
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:43
Last service departs at:
12:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute walk and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which takes 3h 1m and costs $16 - $25.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Huntington Ave @ Wigglesworth St and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Boston, MA, SUNY Collins Circle and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 29m.

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The distance between Boston University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 135 miles. The road distance is 173 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to bus via SUNY Collins Circle which takes 5h 29m and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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The best way to get from Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to bus via SUNY Collins Circle which takes 5h 29m and costs $30 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 37m.

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Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 173 miles. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Boston University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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  • Distance: 134.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 29m

What companies run services between Boston University, MA, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

OurBus operates a bus from Boston, MA to Albany, NY once a week. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 3h. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5h 3m.

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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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 Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70

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