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There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by bus, train, subway, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Albany Adt278 / ...

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Train  •  5h 16m

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

Bus, subway, line 22 bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Airport/Terminal 8 to Hillside Av/Midland Pkwy Q3
  2. Take the subway from Jamaica-179 St to 34 St-Herald Sq F / ...
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY Nyc
  4. Take the line 22 bus from S. Swan St & Washington Ave to Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St 22 / ...

Drive  •  3h 4m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 168.2 miles

AirTrain, subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Albany (ALB) LGA - ALB

AirTrain, train, train to Newark, fly  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  4. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by bus, subway and walk

55 Weekly Services
6h 13m Average Duration
$27 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which takes 3h 4m and costs $30 - $45.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 175 miles. The road distance is 168.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to bus which takes 5h 8m and costs $25 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to bus which takes 5h 8m and costs $25 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $120 and takes 5h 16m.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 168 miles. It takes approximately 3h 4m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 174.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

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

Trailways operates a bus from New York to Albany every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $75 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Greyhound USA also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $90 and the journey takes 2h 30m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
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.

Rome2Rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $90
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$6 - $29
Child Coach - short notice
$19 - $29
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$16 - $55
Child Business Class - short notice
$18 - $55
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$23 - $40
Business Seat - advance purchase
$30 - $110
Business Seat - short notice
$40 - $95
Coach Seat - short notice
$18 - $90
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $90
Website
http://www.viarail.ca/
Economy Adult - same day booking
$30 - $90
Economy Adult - Advanced Booking
$30 - $70
Economy Escape Advanced Booking - Adult
$26 - $40
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
Phone
877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Subway from Jamaica-179 St to 34 St-Herald Sq
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
http://www.mta.info/schedules
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
http://www.mta.info/schedules
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
JFK Airtrain
Phone
+1 (212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
https://www.jfkairport.com/to-from-airport/air-train
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1-718-217-5477
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
https://new.mta.info/agency/long-island-rail-road
Schedules at
https://new.mta.info/agency/long-island-rail-road/timetables
Peak
$3 - $12
Off-Peak
$4 - $7
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
https://www.njtransit.com/
Schedules at
https://www.njtransit.com/bus-to
Child 5-11 and Senior
$10 - $12
Adult Airport
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
https://trailways.com
Schedules at
https://trailways.com/schedules/
Flexible
$35 - $50
Saver
$40 - $75
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2Rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Albany Bus Terminal, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $55
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jfk Airport/Terminal 8 to Hillside Av/Midland Pkwy
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
http://www.mta.info
Schedules at
https://new.mta.info/schedules
Seniors 65+ and disabled
$1 - $4
Standard Fare
$2 - $7
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Capital Bus Tour
Email
foxbus88@gmail.com
Website
capitalbustour.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown, 886 6th Ave to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
https://www.gotobus.com/capital-bus-tours/bus-routes/
Website
http://www.capitalbustour.com
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from S. Swan St & Washington Ave to Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cdta.org
Senior/Disabled
$1
Base fare
$2

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