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There are 4 ways to get from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Albany to Boston

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Train

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Congress Station- 3rd St & Congress St to Madison Ave & Green Street
  2. Take the bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA
  3. Take the train from Worcester to South Station

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  1. Drive from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston by walk and bus

The journey time between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Boston is around 6h 26m and covers a distance of around 197 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Services are operated by Capital District Transportation (CDTA) and Greyhound USA. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
6h 26m Average Duration
$26 Cheapest Price
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute → Boston
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The cheapest way to get from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station to Boston. However, there are services departing from Congress Station- 3rd St & Congress St and arriving at Boston via Albany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 26m.

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The distance between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Boston is 136 miles. The road distance is 175 miles.

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The best way to get from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 6h 26m and costs $25 - $40.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston, including transfers.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany station.

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The best way to get from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston is to bus which takes 6h 26m and costs $25 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7h 11m.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston is 175 miles. It takes approximately 3h 5m to drive from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Boston.

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  • Distance: 136.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 26m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Albany to Boston once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 40m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5h 5m.

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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Worcester to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
Bus operators
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 Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Capital District Transportation (CDTA)
Phone
+1 518-482-8822
Website
cdta.org
Bus from Congress Station- 3rd St & Congress St to Madison Ave & Green Street
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cdta.org
Senior/Disabled
$1
Base fare
$2
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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