There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Rensselaer by bus, train, car, subway or plane

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Bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer Nyc / ...

$16 - $45

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Train  •  3h 36m

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

$43 - $88

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Rensselaer 149.3 miles

$14 - $22

Subway, train, fly, line 905 bus  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB
  4. Take the line 905 bus from Central Ave & Northway Mall - Colonie Station to Broadway & Hudson Ave - Broadway Station

$243 - $677

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Rensselaer is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Rensselaer is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Rensselaer station. However, there are services departing from 86 St and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 36m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Rensselaer is 130 miles. The road distance is 149.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Rensselaer without a car is to bus which takes 2h 40m and costs $16 - $45.

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The bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer takes 2h 40m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Manhattan to Rensselaer bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from New York, NY station.

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Manhattan to Rensselaer train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Rensselaer, NY, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 2h 40m. Trailways New York also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
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megabus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Central Ave & Northway Mall - Colonie Station to Broadway & Hudson Ave - Broadway Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Rensselaer is to bus which takes 2h 40m and costs $16 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 3h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Manhattan to Rensselaer bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer station.

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Manhattan to Rensselaer train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Rensselaer is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Manhattan to Rensselaer.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Rensselaer. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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