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There are 4 ways to get from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from South Amboy to New York Penn Station North Jersey Coast Line
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$33 - $66

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Bus, train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Washington St At High St to Port Authority Bus Terminal 116
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie Hudson

$21 - $46

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Cheesequake Rest Area, NJ to New York, NY - Port Authority Shore Points: To PABT / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Poughkeepsie

$41 - $55

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie 103.7 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Cheesequake Rest Area, NJ and arriving at Poughkeepsie via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie station. However, there are services departing from South Amboy and arriving at Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between South Amboy and Poughkeepsie is 87 miles. The road distance is 103.7 miles.

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The best way to get from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie, including transfers.

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South Amboy to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Academy Bus, depart from Cheesequake Rest Area, NJ station.

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South Amboy to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from South Amboy station.

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The best way to get from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $55 and takes 4h 26m.

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Map of how to get from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie.
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  • Distance: 87.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between South Amboy, NJ, USA and Poughkeepsie, NY, USA?

You can take a train from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie via New York Penn Station in around 3h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie via New York, NY - Port Authority and New York, Ny in around 4h 26m.

Train operators
NJ Transit
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
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
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Academy Bus
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from Cheesequake Rest Area, NJ to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
academybus.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusa.com

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South Amboy to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Poughkeepsie station.

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South Amboy to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Amboy to Poughkeepsie is 104 miles. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from South Amboy to Poughkeepsie.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Poughkeepsie. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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