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

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Train  •  3 h 2 min

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

$33 - $66

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Towncar  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Poughkeepsie 87.1 miles

$16 - $180

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Line 4 subway, train  •  3 h 58 min

  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

$22 - $44

Bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway Q3
  2. Take the bus from Hillside Av/180 St to Hillside Av/Springfield Bl Q43 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl to White Plains, NY 495
  4. Take the bus from White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C to Poughkeepsie

$25 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie 87.1 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION and arriving at Poughkeepsie via Hillside Av/180 St, Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl and White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Poughkeepsie is 74 miles. The road distance is 87.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 3 h 2 min and costs $30 - $70.

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

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION.

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

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie is to train which takes 3 h 2 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $50 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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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: 3 h 2 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie via Hillside Av/179 St Subway, Hillside Av/180 St, Hillside Av/Springfield Bl, Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl, White Plains, NY, and White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C in around 5 h 22 min.

Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$16 - $18
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$24 - $35
At station
$23 - $26
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Hillside Av/180 St to Hillside Av/Springfield Bl
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Nassau Inter-County Express
Phone
+1 516 336-6600
Website
nicebus.com
Bus from Hillside Ave + 182nd St to Hillside Ave + Springfield Blvd
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Coach USA
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Queens Village, NY to White Plains, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Leprechaun Lines
Phone
+1 845-565-7900
Email
info@leprechaunlines.com
Website
leprechaunlines.com
Bus from White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
leprechaunlines.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Poughkeepsie
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Leprechaun Lines, arrive at Poughkeepsie 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 87 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Poughkeepsie.

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The nearest airport to Poughkeepsie is Newburgh (SWF) Airport which is 16.9 miles away. Other nearby airports include New York La Guardia (LGA) (64.4 miles), Hartford (BDL) (66 miles), Newark (EWR) (71.5 miles) and New York JFK (JFK) (73.7 miles).

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There are 47+ hotels available in Poughkeepsie. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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