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There are 4 ways to get from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie by train, bus or car

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Train Amtrak  •  2 h 41 min

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

$75 - $184

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Bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Poughkeepsie 748

$24 - $50

2 alternative options

Train Metro-North Railroad (MNR)  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie Hudson

$30 - $54

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Poughkeepsie 83.7 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey station to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Poughkeepsie via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Poughkeepsie Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Poughkeepsie is 116 miles. The road distance is 83.7 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie, including transfers.

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

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New Jersey to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs $70 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $50 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie.
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  • Distance: 115.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Poughkeepsie, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Newark to Poughkeepsie every 3 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Coach USA operates a bus from Newark to Poughkeepsie once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min.

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 Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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
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New Jersey to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Poughkeepsie station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Poughkeepsie is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie.

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