There are 8 ways to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$50 - $140

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Bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 212 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton to Poughkeepsie, NY Binghampton-Poughkeepsie

$50 - $90

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Train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$72 - $150

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Poughkeepsie 303.5 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Rochester to Newark, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Newark (EWR) ROC - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York to Poughkeepsie Amtrak

$125 - $513

Fly Rochester to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak

$122 - $468

Fly Rochester to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak

$126 - $357

Bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak

$109 - $456

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Poughkeepsie is 215 miles. The road distance is 303.5 miles.

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The train from Rochester Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak takes 5 h 21 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Poughkeepsie, NY via Binghamton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rochester Amtrak and arriving at Poughkeepsie Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 5 h 21 min and costs $50 - $140.

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Rochester to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York station.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Poughkeepsie.
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  • Distance: 214.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Poughkeepsie, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Rochester to Poughkeepsie 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 21 min. VIA Rail also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to Poughkeepsie via Binghamton, Ny and Binghamton in around 8 h 59 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from New York to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $160
Business
$110 - $160
Business Plus/Sleeper
$200 - $280
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Albany to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $120
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$17 - $19
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$25 - $35
At station
$24 - $27
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29

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