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

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Train  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

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Bus, line 22 bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd Q10
  2. Take the bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to 3 Av/E 42 St X63 / ...
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY
  4. Take the line 22 bus from S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St to Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St 22 / ...

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Lewis Av/Myrtle Av B15
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY Nyc

Drive  •  3h 3m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 168 miles

Tram, train, train to Newark, fly  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the tram from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station-Station D
  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

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

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

The journey time between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 6h 4m and covers a distance of around 179 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 2m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 14m. Operated by MTA Bus Company, MTA, Fox Bus and others, the New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute service departs from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION and arrives in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 2m
Layover time:
1h 2m
Total time:
6h 4m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 14m
Journey distance:
179 miles
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
$30
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:06
Last service departs at:
19:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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

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The cost-effective way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive, which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Queens Blvd/ 78 Av, New York, NY-3 Av & 42 St, New York, NY - Port Authority and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 145 miles. The road distance is 168 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 train which takes 5h 15m and costs $55 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to train which takes 5h 15m and costs $55 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $40 and takes 6h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Capital District Transportation (CDTA), arrive at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 145 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Lewis Av/Myrtle Av, Myrtle Av, 34 St-Herald Sq, New York, NY - Midtown, Albany, NY, Central Ave & Lexington Ave, S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St, and Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St in around 6h 38m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
JFK Airtrain
Phone
+1 (212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Tram from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station-Station D
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
More information at
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Child
$90 - $130
First Class - Adult
$150 - $210
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$150 - $210
First Class - Child
$140 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Lewis Av/Myrtle Av
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
new.mta.info
Bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to 3 Av/E 42 St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
new.mta.info
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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
Bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Website
mta.info
Standard Rider
$2 - $7
Seniors 65+ and disabled
$1 - $4
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St to Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org

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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 3m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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