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There are 6 ways to get from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Schenectady Empire Service / ...

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Bus via Syracuse  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to Syracuse "Greyhound" / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Schenectady 253

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY OurBus

Train via Niagara Falls  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls to Schenectady VIA Rail

Drive  •  5h 22m

  1. Drive from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 308.9 miles

Fly  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Albany (ALB) BUF - ALB
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 5h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which takes 5h 22m and costs $50 - $80.

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No, there is no direct bus from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Niagara Falls, NY and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Buffalo, NY, Crossgates Mid-Mall and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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The distance between Niagara Falls and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 275 miles. The road distance is 308.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train which takes 7h and costs $100 - $240.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Buffalo, NY station.

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The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to train which takes 7h and costs $100 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $95 and takes 7h 59m, you could also fly, which costs $210 - $380 and takes 5h 24m.

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 275.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Niagara Falls, ON, Canada and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Schenectady 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 28m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY once a week. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
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 Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Niagara Falls Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $70
Business
$100 - $140
Economy
$75 - $90
EconomyPlus
$130 - $190
Train from Niagara Falls to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $70
Business
$100 - $140
Economy
$75 - $90
EconomyPlus
$130 - $190
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.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 Buffalo to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.com
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
trailways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 309 miles. It takes approximately 5h 22m to drive from Niagara Falls to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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United Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs $30 - $45.

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