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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, subway or plane

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Train  •  5h 7m

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

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Bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from JFK Airport to Albany, NY OurBus

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Bus via New York, Ny  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 288 / ...

Drive  •  3h 3m

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

Tram, subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  3h 12m

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

Tram, train, train to Newark, fly  •  3h 39m

  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

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

The journey time between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 5h 7m and covers a distance of around 169 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 18m. Operated by JFK Airtrain, Long Island Rail Road, Amtrak and others, the New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute service departs from Terminal 4 and arrives in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Typically 101 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

101 Weekly Services
5h 7m Average Duration
$59 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to bus, which costs $28 - $40 and takes 5h 36m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from JFK Airport and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via SUNY Collins Circle and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

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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 7m and costs $55 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m 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 OurBus, depart from JFK Airport 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 7m and costs $55 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, Ny, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 11m.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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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 7m

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 30m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Trailways operates a bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Greyhound USA also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$27 - $40
Business
$70 - $85
Economy
$48 - $52
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
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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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 Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Princeton Shuttle
$15
Bus operators
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.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 Bus Terminal, NY
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from JFK Airport to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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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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Delta offers flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Albany Airport.

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