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There are 6 ways to get from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

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Bus  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Bridgeport Bus Stop to Port Authority Bus Terminal Greyhound US0255s
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, Ny 290 / ...

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Bus via White Plains  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from White Plains, Ny to Albany, Ny 412 / ...

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 139.8 miles

Train to New York La Guardia, fly  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Fairfield to Grand Central Terminal
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Albany (ALB) LGA - ALB

Train, train to Newark, fly  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Fairfield to Stamford
  2. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  4. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus and walk

89 Weekly Services
6h 40m Average Duration
$38 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 2h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which takes 2h 51m and costs $25 - $40.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Post Rd. at Ruane St. and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Bridgeport Bus Stop, Port Authority Bus Terminal and State/Downtown Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 13m.

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The distance between Fairfield and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 206 miles. The road distance is 139.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs $35 - $460.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Bridgeport Bus Stop station.

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The best way to get from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs $35 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus via White Plains, which costs $45 - $100 and takes 7h 4m.

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Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 140 miles. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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  • Distance: 206.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 40m

What companies run services between Fairfield, CT, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Fairfield to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Stamford, Stamford Amtrak Station, New York Penn Station, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, East St & Herrick St, Broadway & Pine St, Clinton Square Station - N. Pearl St & Clinton Ave, and Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St in around 6h 40m. Alternatively, Trailways operates a bus from White Plains, Ny to Albany, Ny once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $75 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

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
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $340
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/acela-train
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$9 - $110
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$18 - $190
Business Seat - Adult
$19 - $210
First Class - Child 2-12
$30 - $140
First Class - Senior Citizens
$65 - $280
First Class - Adult
$65 - $340
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $210
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/northeast-regional-train
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$1 - $100
Reserved Coach Seat
$15 - $210
Business Class Seat
$55 - $150
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.

Rome2Rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $65
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$1 - $17
Child Coach - short notice
$8 - $20
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$10 - $35
Child Business Class - short notice
$12 - $40
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$11 - $25
Business Seat - advance purchase
$23 - $75
Business Seat - short notice
$29 - $55
Coach Seat - short notice
$6 - $65
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $90
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$6 - $29
Child Coach - short notice
$19 - $29
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$16 - $55
Child Business Class - short notice
$18 - $55
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$23 - $40
Business Seat - advance purchase
$30 - $110
Business Seat - short notice
$40 - $95
Coach Seat - short notice
$18 - $90
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $90
Website
http://www.viarail.ca/
Economy Adult - same day booking
$30 - $90
Economy Adult - Advanced Booking
$30 - $70
Economy Escape Advanced Booking - Adult
$26 - $40
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
877.690.5114
Website
mta.info
Train from Fairfield to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
https://new.mta.info/agency/metro-north-railroad
Schedules at
https://new.mta.info/schedules
At Station Off-Peak
$13 - $17
Onboard Off-Peak
$21
At Station Peak
$18 - $21
Onboard-Peak
$24 - $27
Train from Fairfield to Stamford
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Website
https://new.mta.info/agency/metro-north-railroad
Schedules at
https://new.mta.info/schedules
At Station Off-Peak
$8 - $11
Onboard Off-Peak
$16
At Station Peak
$11 - $13
Onboard-Peak
$18 - $20
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
https://www.njtransit.com/
Schedules at
https://www.njtransit.com/bus-to
Child 5-11 and Senior
$10 - $12
Adult Airport
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from White Plains, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
https://trailways.com
Schedules at
https://trailways.com/schedules/
Flexible
$35 - $50
Saver
$40 - $75
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
https://trailways.com
Schedules at
https://trailways.com/schedules/
Flexible
$35 - $50
Saver
$40 - $75
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.

Rome2Rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bridgeport Bus Stop to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $35
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany Bus Terminal, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $55
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/

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