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There are 3 ways to get from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus or car

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Recommended

Train, line 114 bus, line 922 bus

  1. Take the train from Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  2. Take the line 114 bus from East St & Herrick St to Broadway & Orange St / Van Tromp St
  3. Take the line 922 bus from Clinton Square Station - N. Pearl St & Clinton Ave to Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St

Cheapest

Bus, line 22 bus

  1. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie Main & Market to New Paltz Trailways
  2. Take the bus from New Paltz, NY to Albany, NY
  3. Take the line 22 bus from S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St to Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St

Drive

  1. Drive from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Poughkeepsie and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 2h 41m and covers a distance of around 79 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 9m. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 41m. Operated by Amtrak, VIA Rail and Capital District Transportation (CDTA), the Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute service departs from Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station and arrives in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Typically 71 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 31m
Layover time:
1h 9m
Total time:
2h 41m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 41m
Journey distance:
79 miles
Services per week:
71
Cheapest price:
$30
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:50
Last service departs at:
22:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute train, bus and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which takes 1h 36m and costs $8 - $12.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Poughkeepsie Main & Market and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via New Paltz, NY and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 12m.

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The distance between Poughkeepsie and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 73 miles. The road distance is 82.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train and line 114 bus and line 922 bus which takes 2h 19m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Ulster County Area Transit, depart from Poughkeepsie Main & Market station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 83 miles. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Map of how to get from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 72.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

What companies run services between Poughkeepsie, NY, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via New Paltz Trailways, New Paltz, NY, Albany, NY, S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St, and Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St in around 4h 12m.

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 Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $50
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Poughkeepsie to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$19 - $30
Business
$67 - $70
Economy
$40 - $41
EconomyPlus
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from East St & Herrick St to Broadway & Orange St / Van Tromp St
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cdta.org
Bus from Clinton Square Station - N. Pearl St & Clinton Ave to Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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
Ulster County Area Transit
Phone
1-888-827-8228
Email
ucat@co.ulster.ny.us
Website
ulstercountyny.gov
Bus from Poughkeepsie Main & Market to New Paltz Trailways
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
pt-prod-res.s3.amazonaws.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New Paltz, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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