There are 4 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie by train, bus or car

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Train Metro-North Railroad (MNR)  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie Hudson

$17 - $35

3 alternative options

Train Amtrak  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$29 - $62

Bus  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Poughkeepsie 708 / ...

$23 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie 78.2 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Poughkeepsie. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Grand Central and arriving at Poughkeepsie. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Poughkeepsie is 66 miles. The road distance is 78.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs $17 - $35.

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The train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie takes 1 h 53 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie.
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  • Distance: 66 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 53 min

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Poughkeepsie, NY, USA?

Metro-North Railroad (MNR) operates a train from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, Coach USA operates a bus from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 22 min.

Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$17 - $19
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$25 - $35
At station
$24 - $27
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 1-800-872-7245
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
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
$85 - $120
Bus operators

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