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Train

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Albany

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ithaca, NY
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Albany, NY

Drive

  1. Drive from Toronto to Rensselaer

Fly Toronto to Albany

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Albany (ALB)

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Newark, train

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Newark (EWR)
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Fly Toronto to New York La Guardia, train

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to New York La Guardia (LGA)
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Boston, train

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Boston (BOS)
  2. Take the train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Fly Toronto to Hartford, train

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Hartford (BDL)
  2. Take the train from Springfield to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Toronto to Rensselaer by train

The train journey time between Toronto and Rensselaer is around 10h 55m and covers a distance of around 407 miles. The fastest train normally takes 10h 55m. Operated by VIA Rail, the Toronto to Rensselaer train service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Albany. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
10h 55m
Fastest train time:
10h 55m
Train distance:
407 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$95
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:20
Last train departs at:
08:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Rensselaer train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rensselaer is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rensselaer is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rensselaer is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Toronto to Rensselaer is to drive, which costs $65 - $95 and takes 6h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Rensselaer is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 6h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Rensselaer. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Broadway & 4th Ave via Ithaca, NY and SUNY Collins Circle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Toronto Union Station station and arriving at Albany. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 55m.

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The distance between Toronto and Rensselaer is 294 miles. The road distance is 386.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Rensselaer without a car is to train which takes 10h 55m and costs $120 - $300.

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The train from Toronto Union Station to Albany takes 10h 55m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Toronto to Rensselaer bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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Toronto to Rensselaer train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Rensselaer is to train which takes 10h 55m and costs $120 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $90 and takes 12h 12m, you could also fly, which costs $250 - $1,000 and takes 8h 3m.

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  • Distance: 294.5 miles
  • Duration: 10h 55m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Rensselaer, NY, USA?

VIA Rail operates a train from Toronto Union Station to Albany once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $240 and the journey takes 10h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Rensselaer via Ithaca, NY, Albany, NY, and SUNY Collins Circle in around 12h 12m.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $500
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Albany
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$65 - $85
Business
$120 - $170
Economy
$95 - $110
EconomyPlus
$160 - $240
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Train from Boston to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Springfield to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 59m and has one stopover.

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Toronto to Rensselaer bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Toronto to Rensselaer train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Albany station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Rensselaer is 387 miles. It takes approximately 6h 42m to drive from Toronto to Rensselaer.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Rensselaer. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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