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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Amtrak  •  2 h 41 min

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

$75 - $184

Cheapest option

Train VIA Rail  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor / ...
  2. Take the train from New York to Poughkeepsie VIA Rail

$29 - $82

2 alternative options

Line 1006 bus, bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 1006 bus from Newark, Nj to New York, Ny 904 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Poughkeepsie 708 / ...

$32 - $52

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Poughkeepsie 83.7 miles

$8 - $12

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

Amtrak operates a train from Newark to Poughkeepsie every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newark to Poughkeepsie via New York, Ny in around 4 h 7 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $120
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark, Nj to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$13 - $17

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New Jersey and Poughkeepsie is 185 km. The road distance is 134 km.

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

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Poughkeepsie via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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