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There are 10 ways to get from Boston to Poughkeepsie by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$103 - $206

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Bus, train  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to White Plains, Ny 3469 / ...
  2. Take the train from Tarrytown to Poughkeepsie Hudson

$41 - $96

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Train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$69 - $139

Bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Poughkeepsie 748

$45 - $74

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Poughkeepsie 200.2 miles

$19 - $29

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak

$88 - $313

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak

$92 - $352

Fly Boston to Albany, line 214 bus, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Albany (ALB) BOS - ALB
  2. Take the line 214 bus from State St & Eagle St to East St & Herrick St
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak

$213 - $430

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak

$87 - $352

Bus to Worcester, fly to New York JFK, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
  2. Fly from Worcester (ORH) to New York JFK (JFK) ORH - JFK
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak

$158 - $742

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Poughkeepsie via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Poughkeepsie Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 7 min.

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The distance between Boston and Poughkeepsie is 155 miles. The road distance is 200.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 6 h 7 min and costs $100 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Boston to Poughkeepsie, including transfers.

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Boston to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Boston to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Poughkeepsie is to train which takes 6 h 7 min and costs $100 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $75 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Poughkeepsie.
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  • Distance: 154.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Poughkeepsie, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Boston to Poughkeepsie via New York Penn Station in around 6 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Poughkeepsie via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, Ny in around 7 h 46 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Worcester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
Train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$40 - $65
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Train from Albany to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Tarrytown to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$13 - $15
Off-peak onboard
$19 - $21
Onboard
$19 - $27
At station
$16 - $20
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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 Boston, Ma to White Plains, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from State St & Eagle St to East St & Herrick St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Boston to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Poughkeepsie station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Poughkeepsie is 200 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to drive from Boston to Poughkeepsie.

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JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Poughkeepsie. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $6.

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