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There are 5 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie by train, subway, car or towncar

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Train via New York Moynihan Train Hall  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$39 - $56

Cheapest option

Line 4 subway, train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the line 4 subway from New Lots Av to 125 St 4 / ...
  2. Take the train from Harlem-125th St. to Poughkeepsie Hudson

$21 - $44

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie VIA Rail

$53 - $81

Drive  •  1h 50m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie 94.2 miles

$9 - $14

Towncar  •  1h 50m

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Poughkeepsie 94.2 miles

$330 - $460

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The most affordable way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie is to drive, which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station via Jamaica and New York Moynihan Train Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Poughkeepsie is 74 miles. The road distance is 94.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train via New York Moynihan Train Hall which takes 3h 2m and costs $35 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie is 94 miles. It takes approximately 1h 50m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie.

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There are 60+ hotels available in Poughkeepsie. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie.
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  • Distance: 73.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 2m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Poughkeepsie, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 25m.

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$19 - $30
Business
$67 - $70
Economy
$40 - $41
EconomyPlus
$45 - $65
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 New Lots Av to 125 St
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$15 - $20
Onboard Off-Peak
$24
At Station Peak
$22 - $25
Onboard-Peak
$28 - $31
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$330 - $460
Private
$330 - $460

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